Wednesday, November 10, 2010

By Plane, Train And Blue Tattoos

My good buddy Durango, says that I get offered the most amazing trips from people I hardly know. That's how I got to go to Vegas during the summer for four sorta interesting days. Love the sights and sounds, but the company...well...not much to say about that. Thing is, once I'm there, I'm gonna have an amazing time, regardless of who I'm with. And why not? I've got one life to live and I intend on making the most of it. Okay, back to this trip offer thing.

I made friends on Jango with a fellow over in Japan. No, he's not Japanese, he's just stationed there. He just spent time in Singapore and is planning a trip to Ireland for the winter break. Then he casually mentions a ten day trip across Brazil and Argentina by rail in May and an invite, "Wanna come?".

Oh, I told him that my days of riding on the back of a stranger's motorcycle to follow the Grateful Dead were pretty much over. Well, then he mentions, "Brazilian steak houses, Argentina wine country, Cheap hotels.........its going to be epic."

Epic? Now that peaked my interest. He says that I have plenty of time to think about it and that he's the funnest guy he knows. So, one has to many guys does he know and what exactly is his idea of fun?

Now, methinks I have some pondering to do...


Durango said...

Your good buddy Durango thinks that, unlike the Vegas trip, on the Brazil trip you should make sure you have a way to escape should an escape be needed. And you might want to think about actually meeting Jango before flying off to Brazil to stay in a series of cheap motels. Where there will likely be monkeys. If The Simpsons are to be believed. And, I believe they are.

Cheap Tricks and Costly Truths said...

So, I'm thinking, if I read your comment correctly...this is probably not a good idea ;-)

Gar said...

I had two different people offer to fly to Paris to stay with me (since I already had the hotel expenses covered). It's what memories are made of. With a little planning and smidgen of safety, you'll make memories you can tell the great grandkids.
If either of them had actually made it to Paris. It would have been "epic".

Durango said...

CT2---I know not if this is a good idea or not. I'm just suggesting that before you leave the country, with someone you don't know, be prepared for a worse case scenario, unlike the Vegas debacle, when you weren't prepared for a worse case scenario. That and bring bug spray and monkey repellent. And maybe mace.

Cheap Tricks and Costly Truths said...

Well, Gar...that is just disturbing. I have never offered my services to anyone. I have always been invited and without suggestion or promises. You're fortunate that the two offers didn't come through...I'm thinking that wouldn't have been as "EPIC" as you might have thought.

Durango, This could be a precursor to the Amazing Race adventure that we shall soon embark upon. I probably should go at this completely unprepared and with as little money as possible so as to experience the full monty, so to speak. :-)