Saturday, October 16, 2010

Toughing out a vacation!

I'm not there yet, but Kona calls to me... and don't worry, since I am not a virgin, I won't be throwing myself into the volcano to appease its anger. I will leave that sort of thing to others, more worthy to do on behalf of all residents and tourists.

We're not spending a lot of time on The Big Island (just three days) and other than one brief activity when I was in the US Navy, I have never been there before. That is a condition soon to be set right.

The other two weeks will be spent on the beach, isolated from the human stain of Honolulu, on Oahu. But don't weep for me, dear blog readers, as I may post once or twice from paradise (or maybe not, who knows).

Some of you will think me crazy for bringing books along to read, but I like to do this, so I'm going to bring them and read them.

  • Our Kind of Traitor, by John le Carre
  • Fall of Giants, by Ken Follett
  • Surface Detail, by Iain M. Banks
It's possible that I will chop through the 2,000 or so pages of reading during the vacation and if that happens, I will make pilgrimage to a local book store - or maybe a used book store in down town Honolulu - for more reading fare. 

There are things that must be done on vacation such as snorkeling, swimming with dolphins, driving to the top of the volcano (without jumping in), etc. but the most important part of any vacation is what you don't do.



darlin said...

Amen to that LL, a vacation is definitely about what you don't do! Well last I remember anyways.

I'm a wee bit jealous but I'll get over it and I sure hope to see some photos when you get back.

I was going to tell you to have fun but the hell with that, do as you please... life's too short to do otherwise.

Coffeypot said...

I really hate that you have to put yourself through this ordeal. A man as good as yourself should not have to face such hardships. So, being the friend I am, I will relieve you of you are facing and will go in your place. No thanks needed. I’ll take one for the good of the blogging world.

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