hawaii, here we come. but first, 14 hours in las vegas for a fifteen minute presentation. oh, and a six hour roundtrip drive to palm springs and back to drop off the little hairy ones. life is sometimes -- how you say -- absurd?
of course, as with any vacation we have ever taken, a natural disaster has to befall our destination before, during, or immediately after. for example, a trip to puerto rico once was nearly postponed as we waited for news of whether a hurricane would prevent us from landing. also: last trip to hawaii, a hurricane was headed straight for our hotel -- necessitating the removal of all deck furniture from our balcony and forcing dread-filled contemplation of the announced evacuation to the 'ballroom' and its promise of endless hours of movie watching and tot-avoiding -- but narrowly missed us. peru last year: a landslide displaces the train tracks to macchu piccu two hours after we traveled out of there, stranding those who remained in town for three days of chaos.
so, we are going to hawaii, as long as something doesn't keep us from it between now and then. however, while there, i will buy some extra water, batteries, and foodstuffs while keeping the gas tank filled and the car parked in the direction of the nearest high ground in the event that a tsunami suddenly appears. also, i will fortify myself with spirits, because i must.
in other news, i am walking again without aid, my physical therapist says it is a miracle, and i played 18 holes of golf this weekend without incident. praise! however, i will not be taking a planned donkey ride down a cliff as i hear aftershocks and cliffs and donkeys don't go together.