ROAD TRIP… Portland, Yakima, Olympia, Mt. Rainier, Astoria, Kelso, and back to Portland.
mah ruckus, before i got it mudded-up
flight deck of a USAF C-17 Globemaster
Oh magical, holy Pho, deliver me from these cold germs.
holy shit… I get to think in English for a minute. Internet here blows goats, big time. retard speed, never free. Hence, no pictures. Even if I were connected to wi-fi… it would take days to upload photos. I’ll try again and hope for better luck later.
2nd day in Colombia… maybe it’s my 3rd… I’m losing track.
I’d like to say we walked from one end of Bogota to the other, but in reality, we only saw a small part. Leaving the house at 7am, we walked all over the city and got back after midnight. Salima’s parents are super nice, so is her brother in law - cracking jokes in very poor English but he was having fun making the effort. I met her sister, too.
I think we overdid the walking Bogota. 5 blisters on my feet, the likes of which I’ve never seen, and aggravated a recent running injury (thank you, dog - thank you, squirrel) to the point I had to ask to stop several times as, at times, one or both of my knees were at about a 8.5 on a scale of pain from 1-10. I hated that, I don’t tolerate complainers well… so it took brutal, tear-inducing pain for me to overcome my stubbornness and ask for a break.
unbelievable, and such poor timing to have knee issues.
We arrived in Cartagena yesterday, saw the sights, and today played in the ocean in front of the hotel. We both got massages on the beach… It was lovely and much needed.
For the most part, there hasn’t been too much of a language barrier, though a few times I’m asked a question very quickly, and I don’t get any of it and have to look to my friend to the rescue…often times she will repeat what was just said more slowly, or fill in a word I don’t know.
Off to lunch.
I’m a millionaire!!
My next leg. Crossing fingers for a stiff tailwind.
Just as I sat in my seat and buckled up, the overhead compartment above the row in front started leaking on a lady.
Everybody was WTF? The flight attendant got paper towels as a passenger was getting his bag to better seal his water bottle.
They asked if that’s ever happened before. Unfazed, she said “oh yeah, but it’s almost always liquor”.