I’d Rather Be Snorkling…

You guys won’t have Bacon to kick around anymore… at least for a while. The Bacon family is off to Hawaii. So long, suckers!
Update: I know you all were worried… But Bacon & family did survive the tsunami. We were sleeping on a cruise liner on the southeast coast of Kaua’i, opposite from the coast where the tsunami hit. The ship went to sea, sailed around until the tsunami passed, and then re-docked. I slept through the whole thing.
By the way, Hawai’i (notice how I have adopted the indigenous spelling) has some of the most spectacular vistas on the planet. Just breathtaking. Main drawback: Honolulu is really traffic congested. They could use some serious shared-vehicle mobility systems!

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10 responses to “I’d Rather Be Snorkling…”

  1. Larry G Avatar

    Hey have a good time!

    One Request…

    can you send back a picture of Obama's boyhood home?


  2. Going by mass transit, are you?


  3. Gooze Views Avatar
    Gooze Views

    Come clean Bacon!

    You're really on a Koch-brothers'funded investigation of birthing.
    Peter Galuszka

  4. Accurate Avatar

    Rats, this will probably mean that we have to sit through more lectures from EMR and liberal nonsense from Larry and his friends.

    Oh well, have a great time.

  5. Groveton Avatar

    Wow … Boomergeddon must be doing quite well.

    Al Gore tells me that Poi is the perfect "Earth friendly" food. Al told me this at the Reston Morton's as he devoured a double cut, bone in rib eye with a side of potato lyonnasise.

    Anyway ….

    In the interest of ecology I think you should consider an "all poi" diet while in Hawaii.

    I think you should also stop by and visit "Dog, The Bounty Hunter". My understanding is that Dog has some interesting ideas about human settlement patterns.

    On a more serious note, I have been to Hawaii about six times. Great place. If you like to fish … charter a boat and go fishing. Hawaii has the best sportfishing in the U.S. It also has some of the best golf. But do yourself a favor – buy a couple of dozen golf balls on the way to course at a big box discount store. Hawaiian golf courses have more water than Atlantis.

    Snorkel at Hanauma Bay if you are in O'ahu. As my kids might say, "it's off the hook".

    Eat a plate lunch and attend a luau. You won't like either but they are mandatory tourist activities.

    If you see fresh ono on a menu … order it. Ono is wahoo. Wahoo is my favorite fish in the world (to catch and to eat). Unfortunately, wahoo doesn't keep well. Fresh, it's unbelievable. After 3 days, you might as well eat canned tuna. Lots of wahoo (ono) gets caught in Hawaii. Try some.

    Have fun.

  6. E M Risse Avatar
    E M Risse

    One thing EMR admires is how much Groveton observes and learns from his travels.

    In EMR’s note to Jim, he noted some settlement pattern items, and wished Jim and his Household a safe journey.

    Groveton has a number of good ideas and insights that bring back memories of the year EMR spent in Hawaii. They had been lost in time – fresh grilled ono, plate lunches… Never did like poi and no golf.

    Unfortunately it will take Jim five more trips to cover all the great things to do in The Islands.


  7. Anonymous Avatar

    The things that I note in these comments is that most like to poke fun at Mr. Bacon and everyone demonstrates his true colors:

    In particular Hydra cannot pass up a chance to demonstrate his sarcastic nature and his inability to understand the importance of vocabulary.

    “Going Mass Transit are we? ;->)”

    Mr. Bacon and his Household may have used a Large Private Vehicle to get to the Airport but they probably did not each take a separate vehicle which is the core problem with Large, Private Vehicle over use – single occupancy of a two, four or up to nine passenger vehicles

    Once at the airport (the only alternative to get to and from Hawaii in a weeks time) since none of the Bacon Household members have active pilots licences AND own a one seat airplane capable of long over water flight, they will use a shared vehicle system to get to and from the Islands.

    From the airport: It is unlikely they bought a Large Private Vehicle so it could be waiting for them. They either rented a vehicle or took a cab / shuttle bus to the tour boat.

    Any tour boat is REALLY a shared vehicle.

    They will be stopping at perhaps five islands and may take a taxi, jitney or tour bus at each stop perhaps more than once.

    Then back to the airport.

    Let’s say the party stays together the whole time. That still sounds like a max of two Large, Private Vehicle trips and around 25 shared vehicle trips.

    While on Oahu Mr. Bacon may even see the new light rail line under construction…


  8. Azalea can't take a joke. Commercial aviation is by far the most used form of mass transit.

    The rest of aza's comment is a result of postulating that the group stays together: an unusual circumstance that we call vacation. ( talk about a core confusing word).

    Aza should learn the difference between sarcastic speech and hateful speech. There is a fine division between sarcasm, satire, irony, and derision and sneering.

    And also between truth and belief :never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what is right.

  9. Yonkers Sanchez won yet another award this week, for her fight for freedom of expression.

  10. The US is the land of the free, but we are the worlds largest jailer.

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