Ah, Dr. Flora,
'We knew ye well'.. ,
I was hijacked to assist in the fund raising for the Hawaii trip 'umm, those many years ago.
The Doc decided I was a 'senior' student and tasked me with the notion of organizing the banquet for funds for the trip. Students went out with instructions to beg, borrow or acquire seafood!?
Students came back with 30 lbs. of fresh sockeye salmon, (donated) another kid comes back with a burlap sack of oysters, ( donated ) another kid comes back with a bag of clams ... etc. etc. .
A chef friend of mine and I chose the basics for preparation and we multiplied up.
The dinner turned out well, well enough to impress two sponsors who funded the rental vans.
As the trip finished up, many students had enjoyed an opportunity of the tropical lifestyle of Lahaina ..
They were all saddened to close the trip and head home
.'m'hemm, some senior students had the foresight to decide, "do we want to go early, ? Or stay late. My dear friend Sue Khuel and I stayed late, rented a car and drive around the road to 'Hana, we slept on the grassy hills overlooking the other islands and swam in the "cream of wheat sands". ...
The 'Doc let us see another part of the world marine biology we would never have known ...
I was concerned about the wisdom of the expense, the 'Doc told me if I didn't go 'I was a bad person'.
I went as instructed.
"Best two credits I ever earned ..."