Bay of Islands, New Zealand

Occasionally we add a new word to our vocabulary.  G invented this word last month, and it couldn’t be more perfect.   We’ve been off traveling again.  And again… Holland America has given us a grand time!  We’re not sure if we should spell the new word “hollandaised” or “hollandazed”.  Either works.

I shall give you the definition.  One who is hollandaised dines on sumptuous sauces, sits on velvet seats, and completely forgets how to brew his or her own coffee.

One who is hollandazed wakes up every morning to a brand new view, always spectacular, and always surrounded by rich blue water.

A hollandaised person becomes incapable of making difficult decisions.  The helpless soul must stick to decisions such as whether to tour a temple or perhaps a volcano.

Once you have become hollandazed, you will expect world class musicians to play for you while you eat, and entertain you after you’ve had a bit of ballroom dancing.

We’re home now.  We’ve been hollandaised (I think I like this spelling the best), and we will now try to step back into reality.  Yes… I have stories to tell and pictures to share.  I hope you’ll come back over the next few days and enjoy the journey.

ms Amsterdam


10 Responses to “Hollandaised”

  1. Marcea Clive says:

    Went to Amsterdam in 1983. Anxious to see your pictures. Glad you are safe and sound at home.

  2. Sandy says:

    Well… I still need to spend some time in Amsterdam. (And I’d love to see your photos!) As for this photo… it’s the name of our ship. =)

  3. Kim Mann says:

    I love your new word!! Looking forward to those pictures!

  4. Pam Stevens says:

    Yay! I’ve been waiting oh-so-patiently to hear about your trip, so thank you for this first little bit! Can’t wait to read/see/hear more! Glad you guys made it back safely.

  5. Jim Standifer says:

    Sounds wonderful and it could not happen to better, more deserving folks– I’ll just have to settle for indulging that state of mind in the back yard for awhile. glad to have you back in “hollandaised” NM safe.

  6. Sandy says:

    Thanks, everyone! I’m looking forward to sharing some photos and stories. It was another grand vacation, doing what we love best… seeing the world.

  7. Betty Williamson says:

    I think you should forward this column to Holland America and see if they’ll cut you a promotion deal! Welcome home! Seems like you’ve been gone FOREVER. As for that great service, well, it’s over. Time to make your own coffee again!

  8. Robin Green says:

    What a happy blog! You have such a way with words . . . it makes one feel …… well, dazed!

  9. Nico says:

    I VOTE WITH BETTY! A beautiful couple enjoying the adventures that Holland America has to offer… A writer with wit, enticing showers of words.. Spectacular pictures… of course, they would want your blogs published.

  10. Sandy says:

    Ha ha! You’re all so kind!
    Yes… Holland America will probably want to just send me on world cruises just to write it all down. That’s a very good plan!!!

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