The Pride of America

Trip Start Jan 20, 2005
Trip End Sep 10, 2005

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Sunday, August 7, 2005

Aloha again!
I'm back from my week long cruise with my grandparents. Wow , what a change of atmosphere this was. I went from cooking my own meals and looking at prices , to eating more than I can stomach and doing whatever I want. It's amazing how easy the transition is even though you would think that after six months , you would get used to what you've been doing.
We got on the ship "The Pride of America". The whole ship is themed like different places in the United States. The lobby is decorated like the white house , there is the Liberty Restaurant , the Skyline Resturaunt , Wild West , East meets west (Chinese) and the Hollywood theatre and more. The ship really is decorated spectacularly. There are heaps of bars and pools and Jacuzzi's and a fitness club and everything else you can imagine.
For pictures of my ship Click here.

One of the things that I realized is that the other islands of Hawaii are much nicer than O'ahu (the island with Waikiki) and much less populated as well. Unfortunately , tourism spreads faster than light and now you can find chain souvenir shops everywhere. Also , the most beautiful scenery is located on the other islands as well - the volcanoes and mountains and waterfalls , ect.
After the volcano tour , on the ship at night , we passed by where the Lava actually goes down the mountain and into the ocean! It was spectacular seeing it at night and everybody jumped on deck to take photos. The whole time it just amazed me that I was seeing something that came out of the core of the earth and I'm not sure if there is a better way to see it than by boat.
The other beautiful thing that we saw was the Napali coastline. You can see the pictures because anything I add won't do it justice.
The cruise was good , the food was great and my grandparents are the best of all. It's nice to see a familiar face after such a long time. Now it's time to leave Hawaii though and get over to California , USA. The trip is now changed to Family mode - and when I say family mode I mean partying with my awsome cousins , working out with my aunts , and sleeping and eating in everyones houses! Mooahaha *evil laugh*
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