In his book, Leaving Home, Garrison Keillor talks about being the first person from his home town to visit Hawaii. Others from his hometown, of Lake Wobegon, had tried to go there in the past, but mishaps had befallen them and they never quite reached paradise. Finally Garrison Keillor gets there. He says that Hawaii is truly a paradise but he figures that this paradise would be too much for his fellow midwestern townsfolk. Hawaii was too much of a good thing. They could not handle it. They might poke their heads in for a minute or so then rush back home because they felt overwhelmed.