Jean must bid adieu to her Hawaiian adventure and head back to San Francisco to her real life. Did she throw her lei overboard hoping it would reach the shores guaranteeing her return to the islands? We'll never know. She had at least four and a half days of seaside pleasure before sailing back into the Golden Gate. There's a very good possibility that she did not sale beneath the Golden Gate Bridge because it might not yet have been built. It's hard for me to imagine the bay without the bridge.
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A friend left today on a trip to Europe aboard a cruise ship out of New York. We talked on Monday about what cruising has become today. She got her first taste back in the early 60s aboard the Lurline. She was smitten and has been on many cruises, including one around the world. I'm envious of being on the high seas, but not envious of being on one of the current mega-ships with thousands upon thousands of passengers. We laughed about all the waste the ship must keep on board from port to port. We wondered if they could really have enough life boats on board to handle the thousands of people who would need to abandon ship. I joked that perhaps the pillow on your bed was now your flotation device. We pondered whether they have a room full of Zodiacs waiting to be inflated.
I hope my friend has a pleasant journey and comes home with stories to make me laugh. I'd sure like to have heard the story this fellow in this vernacular photo wearing the headband would have told about his adventure.