Monday, October 16, 2006

Hawaii Earthquake

Well, my parents are okay after the earthquake! They were at Kona this morning on a cruise ship when the quake hit! My Mum said that the boat was tossed pretty heavily, but all are okay!

What a thing to wake up to...I'd imagine it was the same feeling that you get when you are on one of the old waterbeds and someone jumps on it and you are tossed all over the place!

4 comments:

Mimi said...

Glad to know they were all okay...

Deneen said...

Thank goodness! I was just discussing it this morning with my husband saying how angry I would be if I were on a cruise or on vacation to Hawaii and that happened. Yes, angry is what I said.

pearlin said...

I'm glad your parents are fine

Mom said...

Dad compared it to running over a rumble strip on the highway but numerous times harder. The ship shook violently and I thought we had run over small boat. When you consider the one we were on had about 3000 people on it and weighed a "gazillion" tons that was quite a "rumble strip". Just glad we were in Hilo on the opposite side of the island as to where the epicenter was and had some protection!! It would not have been fun if we had still been in port on Kona. This was just one more thing to make this trip memoriable along with the bicycle ride down the side of the volcano!