The vacations on the "Real Housewives" series usually start with the same positive sentiment. "Let's get away together and leave the drama behind," someone always says. Famous last words. Whether it's "The Real Housewives of New York" on Scary Island, "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" in South Africa, "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" in Italy, or "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" in Las Vegas, these trips are always a crash-and-burn scenario.
This week, "The Real Housewives of Orange County" join the list of Bravo "Housewives" who should stay in their home city if they want peace. In a rare show of solidarity the whole gang was present. Heather "with her new last name" Dubrow was on the airport sidewalk bright and early. Unfortunately, the only other earlybird was her nemesis, Alex Bellino. Heather was forced to share a vapid conversation with Alexis about... something or other.
The Cali ladies were headed to Costa Rica. And no, Alexis, Costa Rica is not in Mexico. Next to arrive was Pussycat Doll wannabe Gretchen Christine. Tamra Barney and the gang were scheduled to meet Vicky in Miami bringing the travel time to 17 hours. It turns out that there was a faster way but then they would not have flown to another state to meet VG.
Once they arrive, O.C.'s O.G. Vicki Gunvalson is not the focused, neurotic Vicki we've come to know and love. The Vickster is crazy in love and can't even make it through a meal without calling Brooks. To the girls she's mocked for being all into their men, Vicki seems like a "hypocrite." Vicki is giggly, loud, and downright crazy.
There is an intervention in the works on this vacation, but it's not for Vicki. After all, Vixen Vicks has had a stressful year. Good news -- Briana does not have cancer. Bad news -- Briana got married in a Vegas drive-through window. Then there's the awkward fact that V has a new man that her kids hate, and she's still married to Donn. Ouch.
The intervention is for Alexis. No, Jesus Barbie is not on drugs. She's just a phony, a big fat phony, and the girls plan to let her have it. The Orange County ladies call Mrs. Bellino and her man everything from vain to materialistic. It was like a "systematic bullying" flashback to Scary Island.
What will happen next in Costa Rica? Stay tuned...
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