I'm sitting here now realizing that other than our exciting mini-series visit to my sister's house over the summer, none of you have ever heard about any of my adventures of previous summers. There was one last summer that I think you might find exciting.
This is probably the most exciting adventure that has ever happened to me or anyone in our family. We had decided to go on a boat trip. Calling it a boat is an understatement. It wasn't quite an ocean liner but it was an incredible ship. The furnishings were beautiful and the crew was there for one reason. That reason was to make sure that this was a wonderful and memorable journey.
This wasn't one of those weekend trips or even all day. Just a short get away for the family. I think the entire thing was probably supposed to last 3 to 3 1/2 hours.
It started out just wonderful. It was one of those days that are actually beyond your expectations. We were listening to music, enjoying the scenery, being waited on by the crew and meeting some really interesting people. The small group of passengers was about as diverse a group as you would ever meet. Yet on this trip, it was like one big happy family.
We were probably out for about 2 hours and it was incredible. No matter where you looked, all you could see were waves, water and sky. The waves looked huge. I wasn't really nervous because I thought that the waves were supposed to be like that out in the ocean.
When I looked toward the captain and the first mate, however, they had looks of concern on their faces. All at once the beautiful day started to look dark, the waves were still getting bigger. The weather really started to get rough.
Suddenly our huge ship felt tiny. I was certain we would capsize as we were tossed around on the waves. I truly feel that if not for the courage of the fearless crew our little ship would be lost.
The ship set sail on the shore of some deserted desert isle. With Gilligan, The Skipper too. The millionaire and his wife. A movie star, the Professor and Maryanne (previously referred to as "the rest"), There on Gilligan's Isle!