I've been comtemplating a cruise. I must be nuts!! Got it in my head that I might like to hop on a ship and go to Nova Scotia, Maine, Mass. etc. this fall. Like I say I must be nuts. The squirrels have done been messing with my thinking cap.
So, I get online and look up cruises going north. The shiplines used to depart from Norfolk, right in my neck of the woods, but all they do now, I think, is the Carribean area cruises. Don't want to go south.
Now, I was getting excited about the whole thing but then I got to thinking. Dang, that thinking gets me in all kinds of trouble. I remember being aboard a ship once, long ago, and it was AWFUL..
The family sailed out of Honolulu for San Francisco after Elbert's tour of duty in Hawaii and Midway Island was over. He thought it would be a fantastic experience for us. There is that THINKING getting someone in trouble again.
Here we are with three children, a 7 year old, a 3 year old and one that is not quite 2. Elbert's years as a sailor makes him think that we will be fine. There was one problem. Mama (that's me) got very seasick - I mean I got seasick before we ever cleared the harbor and, I stayed that way for 9/10th of the trip (which, by the way, took an entire week). I could keep from upchucking if I lay in my bunk and didn't lift my head so it was Dad's duty to take the children to the mess hall for each meal. Poor babies, they were hungry little buggars. The steward would ask, 'Missy sick again?' and he'd send me crackers and oranges. Great way to lose weight but you don't want to try it. Trust me!!
Oh, did I tell you that we were on a Navy transport ship, a far cry from the luxury liners they have today. No comfy stateroom. No, we had four bunks in our cabin, maybe a chair and a built in bureau. That was, after all, over 50 years ago. Do you think perhaps the pharmaceutial companies have come up with better seasick medicine by now?
I'll let you know if I think it's worth taking a chance on. Hmmmm... there I go thinking again. Bad sign.