Instead of going to San Diego we channeled our inner old person spirit and went to Palm Springs which happened to coincide with Coachella. A couple of people asked if we were here for Coachella to which my reply was always a haughty “no” because I can be arrogant like that sometimes. After running […]Read More California, etc.
Jean asked yesterday when I last wrote a blog post and I was unsure. Turns out it was a long time ago, but we have been busier than I thought we would be. As of the writing of this we are alive in Tucson celebrating our 7,500 mile crossing at the mechanic for some preventative […]Read More The South
Once again we are in a Walmart parking lot, but this one is special because Jean went in to get dog food and came back to let me know that this was “the best one yet” and that there are tons of hillbillies in there. She was right and it was mighty fun because the […]Read More Walmart | Knoxville, Tennessee
Quite a bit happened during our first day in Fernie, but it started with the realization that we were entirely snowed in. An honest foot of snow had fallen overnight leaving us stuck with chores and happy to do so after chugging lots of coffee, but bummed that we weren’t going to be skiing because […]Read More Griz Days, Bacon Eating, Lumberjacks, Powder etc.
Oh, hey, a lot has happened since the last post (and before that post) and now here we are in Fernie, in the Vixen feeling like a million bucks. I stopped writing for a number of reasons but that’s my problem and not yours. Anyway, we (I am speaking for Jean) did a load of […]Read More Fernie, B.C. (Canada, North America, above U.S.A.)
Jumping ahead to the most exciting thing to happen on this trip because it is an actual story. Real quick to get you to where we are: we rented a car in the north of Chile, drove 3,000 kilometers aross the Atacama desert to Santiago, did that whole city thing, flew to Patagonia and have […]Read More Morons
And we’re back. I’ve been putting this off for a number of reasons but here I am in a Starbucks in Argentina being that guy looking like a self-important asshole writing bullshit on an Apple product. Woe is me. Way back in November we hiked the Inca trail to Machu Picchu, which was literally the […]Read More Machu Picchu/ Bolivian Salt Flats
It’s amazing how quickly one adjusts to new surroundings. Only one month ago the sight of a child with gold teeth would have shocked me or the idea of paying $1.25 for a three-course meal with meat would have scared me, but that shit is old hat. I have mentally prepared to see a person […]Read More Cusco, Peru
It occurred to me that travel blogs that read as an account of what any particular traveler has been up to is insufferable; it is like hearing about one’s dream from the night before or reading Ulysses. The fact of the matter is that traveling is mostly procedural and rote but is punctuated by moments […]Read More La Paz, Bolivia
Titikaka is a hilarious name. We arrived in Puno after 2-days of abject misery spent in a hotel room in Arequipa attempting to recover from some sort of illness. Misery loves company and I was wallowing in it—at one point I started planning my funeral and swore that I would only eat healthy food for […]Read More Lake Titikaka