"Hawaii, Hawaii, Hawaii". Remember when Arthur Godfrey used to say that on his show? I know, I'm dating myself. *giggle*
In 2008, my husband, me and three other couples that are friends/former coworkers, traveled from here in the Southeast to Hawaii. We spent 5
very long boring days on a cruise through Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL), island hopping all along the way.
Sparky And Da Man
Why am I smiling? Because the Cruise is almost over!
NCL's cruise are, or where, notorious, which we didn't know at the time. The ship was dirty, the crew surly & lazy, there wasn't enough food, the entertainment lacking and the itinerary was badly done. Upon disembarking at the end of the cruise, NCL forced us to give that worthless crew a tip on our bill from our credit card! (Don't worry, I pitched a Sparky fit worthy of YouTube.) We seemed to spend all our time trying to get from one place to another rather than enjoy the scenery. I will N-E-V-E-R go on a cruise again. Neither of us where greatly enamored by the Islands or their culture any way. But some of it was happy memories too. Like the one above of us at a luau. It was different. One of the days the whole group also lunched at a quirky restaurant, can't remember it's name, where we had huge sandwiches and local beer. The rest of the afternoon was more pleasant. *wink*
All-in-all it was an expensive lesson to learn that we have it really good here in the States. (Personally, I don't consider Hawaii America, just my never-to-be-humble opinion.)
And I plan to stick to two wheels for any future vacations.