Along the way, the Griswolds take many detours. The first is Memphis , where it’s revealed that the otherwise mild-mannered Debbie was an extremely promiscuous Tri Pi sorority sister in college nicknamed ‘Debbie Do Anything’ even when they meet a sorority member named Heather ( Elizabeth Gillies ). While staying at a motel, James meets Adena (Catherine Missal), a girl his age that he saw while driving on the highway, but is scared away by Rusty trying to entice her towards him in a very embarrassing and weird way. This translates into a total different experience from the old days of cruising. Some cruise lines even tout the advantages of cruises to younger adults as being a Las Vegas at Sea. Where just about any thing goes and it goes all the time. They are touted by the younger cruisers as the big party boats. Party all day, all night, go to bed and then get up and do it all over again.
My sister recently had her daughter and three grandchildren to stay, along with a nephew and his family that included two more small children. Having five kids under 6 in the house is challenging enough, but even more so when their parents where fighting over bedtime issues. One mom was relaxed about bedtimes and let her children play and watch TV until late. The other rigidly stuck to home schedules and wanted hers to be in bed by 7pm as usual. Seeing the two moms squaring off was like watching Rosie ‘Donnell and Elizabeth Hasselbach in verbal combat.
It seems almost natural that pirates, like Blackbeard and his gang would bring this fun game over to the Caribbean Islands on their plundering journeys in the 1700’s and from here it has spread worldwide. Bimini Ring Game tournaments are held worldwide with bar’s and backyards all over the globe sporting this famous hook and ring game!
I’d walk more leisurely. My mind would relax. I’d enjoy where I was, because I knew, just like vacations, it, too, would pass. The day would be over before I knew it. And really, the job wasn’t ALL bad. Besides, once I felt peace of mind, nothing seemed as bad as before.
Some people use their travel time as a sort of soul searching time and if that’s what you want to do travel is definitely a great way to do it. People have been known to go on round the world trips for as long two years trying to understand themselves better and often times these people come back knowing what they want to do with their lives or, at least having a better idea. Also when you living out of your backpack or suitcase with the bare essentials you tend to figure out what you think is really important in life. Nothing will make you realize the beauty of a sunset like not having a TV. to suck you away from it.