Thursday, May 7, 2009

Some more views of Hawaiian Islands

To continue in the island of Kauai -
We took this helicopter for some aerial views of the island.

Yes, we were on it.

Kauai shoreline
We were told that many of these beaches can be reached only by boat.

It is pretty, and pretty hilly.

More shoreline.
I think some of those white spots are houses.
If they are, then the residents don'tneed a boat to get to the beach. But they do to go buy groceries.

We're still in the chopper.

Looking at this, it becomes obvious that this is volcanic rock. Note the hole near the bottom left.

(I have no idea why this is underlined)

We have to take the ship's tender into Lahaina, Maui, because our cruise ship is too big. As a result we cannot take our scooters, so we did not get any decent photos.

That's a pity because Lahaina is a charming little town.

Well, there it is. Our floating hotel just offshore from Maui. Too big to dock at the port. But now we will turn back and head for San Diego.

A doctor was having an affair with his nurse. Shortly afterward, she told him she was pregnant. Not wanting his wife to know, he gave the nurse a sum of money and asked her to go to Italy and have the baby there.

''But how will I let you know the baby is born?'' she asked. He replied, ''Just send me a postcard and write 'spaghetti' on the back. I'll take care of expenses.''

Not knowing what else to do, the nurse took the money and flew to Italy.

Six months went by and then one day the doctor's wife called him at the office and explained, ''Dear, you received a very strange postcard in the mail today from Europe, and I don't understand what it means.''

The doctor said, ''Just wait until I get home and I will explain it to you.'' Later that evening, the doctor came home, read the postcard, fell to the floor with a heart attack. Paramedics rushed him to the ER. The lead medic stayed back to comfort the wife. He asked what trauma had precipitated the cardiac arrest.

So the wife picked up the card and read, ''Spaghetti, Spaghetti, Spaghetti, Spaghetti - Two with sausage and meatballs, two without.'''

1 comment:

  1. What beautiful photos! I'd never get in a helicopter willingly, though, no matter how stunning the views.