|Bus 2 Plus 1|
I was pretty miserable for a little while. I didn't know that was possible in Hawaii. I was ticked off that Wyoming was obviously not interested in hanging out with me but didn't have the guts to tell me - he just kept making excuses and let me figure it out. I had one especially awful night in which I was missing my daughter. I wanted to get on a plane and come home early. But I came all this way and spent all that money - I was going to get out of my room and try to have a good time, dammit. I went downstairs to the lobby to book some tours.
The woman at the activities desk told me I could save $100 if I talked to the gentleman at the next desk and agreed to take a tour of the Wyndham Properties. "Are you employed full time?" he asked.
Avon. "I'm self-employed."
"OK. Do you have an annual income of at least $75,000?"
Uncle Sam said I earned $80,000 last year and taxed me accordingly. "Yes, I do."
I signed a piece of paper and got a free luau plus $30 off a car rental. "Make it a convertible."
I boarded Bus 1 to Germaine's Luau at 4:20. You might think that would be a sign that I was boarding the party bus. You'd be wrong. Once I got to the luau, I looked around for a table that might have some fun people. I chose well. Bus 2 was the party bus. They immediately introduced themselves and started talking to me. The guy front and center in the picture at top volunteered for the men's dance-off. They brought him on stage wearing a grass skirt and coconut bra. I wish I'd recorded his dance. He was hilarious. He easily won.
The guys were so disappointed...
I wish I had my Flip before I left for Hawaii. The video would be in HD and I'd have the software to edit and rotate.
Bus 2 tried to adopt me. They said they had some empty seats on their bus, but I wasn't sure how far I'd have to stumble back to my own hotel. I should have taken them up on their offer. Normally, the ride back to Waikiki is a continuation of the party. On my previous trips, the guides taught us cute little songs and had people dancing and laughing...not bus 2 on November 20. She turned off the lights and let all the wet blankets sleep.
Oh, well...at least I didn't spend the night miserable and alone in my room.