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Tony Hicks: Vacation rules

By Tony Hicks
Monday, June 28th, 2010 at 12:44 pm in Uncategorized.

Just spent three days on Catalina, and was pleasantly surprised as I always thought the place was kind of like Angel Island with a few hotels and something called a casino.

The casino is awesome, by the way. Even if they don’t let you gamble (boooo).

Catalina is like a mini-Greece with some old Hollywood mixed in. Plus there’s the island culture (they have a flying fish tour). They also have this incredible zip-line tour that has you flying back and forth across a 300-foot deep canyon five times. I almost threw up before I did it – no, really – but it was incredible once I got over the fear. Check it out here:


Though, as always, I have some questions after traveling. One, why do people have to stand up in the aisle for ten minutes when the plane docks, then look annoyed because they’re standing so close to a bunch of strangers who may or may not smell like bad cheese. What’s the hurry, man – have a seat. You’re going to have to wait 20 minutes for the stupid baggage carousel to get going anyway.

Why do I always forget something, then have to spend too much money to replace it? This time it was my swimsuit. No, that’s not important on an island. I must’ve told myself four times to put it in my bag so I wouldn’t  forget. I ended up spending 44 bucks for the only pair of stupid swimtrunks on Catalina my size that wasn’t 70 bucks.  

And they’re still too big. And plain. I hate them. In fact, I yelled at them in 20 minutes before I went to bed last night.

Then, of course, we decided not to go into the water.

Continuing that theme, I left my cell phone charger in the room. Which is crazy because I’m Mr. Anal Retentive check the room three times on your hands on knees before you leave so you don’t forget anything. The only problem was, I suppose, the charger wasn’t on the floor. So I gotta go buy a new one today.

Other than that, the trip was great. Look for my story in the Travel section in a few weeks.

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