Well, hello, my many dear readers. I am so excited about this wonderful adventure I am about to share with you. If you recall the last chapter in my Mackinac Island storybook, I mentioned that the five of us decided on taking a cruise to Hawaii. That means that I would have to fly to California with Diane and Jimmy K. then meet up with Rosemary and Richard. They lived in a charming city called Corona. More about that in another chapter. Before the cruise was scheduled for departure, we all decided to take a drive to Long Beach, where the majestic Queen Mary, a grand and great ocean liner that sailed the Atlantic Ocean, has been docked and transformed into a beautiful hotel. There is so much history behind this amazing ship going back to May 27, 1936, when it made her first maiden voyage. Our cruise ship will leave the Port of Los Angeles and be on the Pacific Ocean for four days then arriving at our first stop, the “big island” of Hawaii, visiting the port city of Hilo. We will enjoy the sights of this island for a full day, with day two in Honolulu. Next, Nawiliwili (Kauai) is our third port, with Maui (Lahaina) ending the island’s tour plans. Returning back, we again will be at sea for four full days and arriving at Ensenada, Mexico, before docking in Los Angeles.