Tag: Travel

Past Imperfect – #195

Driver #909: “Heads up, #937. Whatever you do, don’t pick up a guy wearing a Dallas Cowboys t-shirt and a belt buckle the size of a Buick. He’s smashed on hurricanes and hollering some crazy nonsense about Texas becoming its own country.  Nobody cares but he won’t shut […]

Past Imperfect – #219

Old Absinthe Sign: “I am so tired of all these tourists in the French Quarter.” Bienville Street Sign: “Seriously? You’ve been here over two hundred years and you haven’t learned how to deal with it yet?” Absinthe: “You don’t understand. All these grimy rednecks come staggering in here, […]

Present Tense – #9

This is the moment when we were still happy. We were in Malaga, Spain, at the Alcazaba, which is essentially a fortified palace built in the eleventh century, and then modified for several successive centuries. (Because that’s what people did back then. Somebody would build a building, then […]

Present Tense – #8

There are monkeys on top of the Rock of Gibraltar. Did you know this? I certainly didn’t. Well, that’s not entirely fair to say. One of our travelling companions, a lovely lass that I’ll call “Twyla” for now, because I haven’t mentioned to her that I might ensnare […]

Present Tense – #7

And so it came to pass that the weary travelers were once again reunited with their long-lost luggage. It was a beautiful and touching moment, with various deities smiling from above and Celine Dion warbling a ditty about how the sightseeing and sangria-drinking could now go on and […]

Present Tense – #6

Hold up. I just left this to come back to Dallas? Clearly, I need to reevaluate my life choices. Oh, wait. There’s the little boy in me, in the lower right corner, refusing to rejoin the adult world, with all the irritating responsibility such an action entails, determinedly […]

Present Tense – #5

This is where it happened. Well, I didn’t have any definitive proof at the time to back up my assertion, and I would continue to not have any proof well after the violation had been “resolved”, because people hide things and are not forthcoming, but my gut tells […]