Notice the photo at left.
This is not how you expect to look returning from a cruise.
The fantasy is of exotic ports of call, wonderful food and drink, a relaxing atmosphere. Fun in the sun. All kinds of activities.
Passengers on that Carnival cruise ship that was tugged into Mobile Bay Thursday night had their fantasy trip turn into an episode of "Survivor," a dream trip transformed into a nightmare.
The ship lost power because of a fire in the engine room. The ship was without power for about 10 days. The best delicacy available was cucumber sandwiches.
Toilets stopped up, Sewage seeped down the walls. People forced out of their rooms by the stench had to live in makeshift shanty towns with sheets and blankets.
I feel for those folks, who had taken vacation time and forked over their savings for the cruise to hell.
Several Arkansans were on the ship. There was "Woo Pig Sooie" marked on one of the sheets as the ship lumbered into port.
Sweet Home Alabama?
No Captain Stuebing?
It couldn't get worse, could it?
One of the buses transporting passengers to their departure site of New Orleans broke down and a substitute bus had to rescue them.
The Murphy's Law cruise.
Many of us fantasize about taking a cruise.
Think I'll stick to planes, trains and automobiles.