Time for Ten on Tuesday's Memorable Vacation Moments. I hope I have ten. In no particular order:
1. Climbing and exploring in the lava tubes on Maui. It was dark and humid, but it was a lot of fun.
2. Going to my grandparent's cabins in Michigan. We went there many times, I don't recall any bad moments.
3. First, and so far only, cruise on the Caribbean. It rained a lot (don't go in early October) but we still had fun. Though one day I was a little sea-sick. Again, avoid October if you can. It was our honeymoon so we didn't have a choice.
4. Huntington Beach California. We went there for the Easter Seals telethon thing with the company my wife worked for at the time. Some of it was boring, but the hotel was great. I doubt we'll ever get to stay in a Ritz-Carlton hotel again! Oh, and we met Pat Boone!
5. Muir woods outside San Francisco. This time we were out there for my job, but my wife and I spent the day with a friend here. I thought it was really cool. We don't have anything like that in the Chicago area.
6. Seeing Harrison Ford while walking on Rodeo Drive. Kind of geeky, but it was neat too. We bought something at Niketown since that was the only place we could afford. Who needs a $600 dollar belt? Really?!
7. Learning to water ski in Wisconsin. Yesterday I wrote about another memorable moment from the same location, different year.
8. Downtown Chicago. We didn't go far, but it was our anniversary and we were able to get away for a couple of days.
9. Las Vegas. I went with some guys for a bachelor party. We were due to come home on 9/11/01. Enough said.
10. Florida and Sea World. My brother and I were able to see the ocean for the first time. We caught a baby shark. Good thing it's mom didn't find out.