OK, we just got back from 12 days in Hawaii, a perfect place to have a decadent beach vacay, especially when you’ve already seen & done the major attractions of the respective islands.
I’ll preface the rest of this post by saying that when we go on vacation, the trip starts once we get through security, no matter the time of day.
Soooo, we usually hit an airport bar and have a drink or two before the flight. It’s relaxing & sometimes leads to a short nap, when in flight. BUT, what I want to say is that the drinker’s bonus was in full effect during the entire vacation. It doesn’t sound like a lot of you experience this, from the replies on this thread…truly I don’t know why it happens to me ALL the time. The flight attendants on all the flights gave me freebies. Of course I bought some as well. It continued once we were at our destinations and enjoying happy hour or dinner out. My drinks (2-3) kept getting stronger! One night I was solo during insomnia, and my bartender took care of my wine orders very well. Is this a western US thing? I just don’t know why I have this alcohol karma, it’s pretty strange, but appreciated! Except when I visit Utah, where I have some family; the alcohol is strictly metered and you can’t order a double and in some places they won’t serve you if you don’t order food also.
Kind of a silver lining, in that Utah bartenders are winning awards; due to the strict alcohol rules, they have to be creative with other ingredients.