*The Kindle made a round trip to Jersey and back, and the airline did eventually find and return it.
Sunday, December 16, 2018
Believe it or not, I do not really like to travel. I am comfortable in my routines. If I want to see another place or another land, I can Google it. Not the same you say? I agree, when you Google, there is no waiting, no airplanes, no tipping, and no hassle. After you Google your other place or other land, you click exit and you are home.
Mrs. C does not share my opinion. Mrs. C likes to travel. If Mrs. C wants to travel, we travel.
These last 10 days I traveled with Mrs. C to Hawaii. Three days in a Disney resort near Honolulu, and seven days on a cruise ship visiting all the islands. Joining us on this journey were good friends Tom and Maryann P.
Getting to Hawaii was easy, up at 4 am for our ride to the airport, two hours to go through security and wait to board an ELEVEN-hour flight.
Know how many times an old man has to get up and pee in eleven hours? A lot. Fortunately, the plane was not very crowded and the restroom was usually available.
Eleven hours is also enough to cramp my legs making walking difficult. We did book seating with extra leg room so it wasn’t too bad. With choices of movies, music or TV shows, the time just flew by…well it was not awful.
My least favorite thing about flying is deplaning. Eleven hours in flight and passengers cannot wait two extra minutes to leave the plane. Everyone jams the aisle, yanks out their overheads and elbows their way forward before the doors are even open. In this mad dash to get to baggage and wait, this cranky old man left his Kindle on the plane. Though we notified lost and found within an hour, to date we have not heard if the Kindle was returned.*
I vow from now on when we land, I will wait until I am damn well ready to get my bags and I will then plant my ass in the aisle and stink eye anyone who tries to hurry me up as I take my own sweet time making sure I have everything.
And so, we made it to Hawaii, less one Kindle and given a three o’clock island time and an eight pm cranky time my internal clock was totally screwed up.
Aloha for now!