2009 in Travel

January: We froze our butts off in British Columbia. But oh, I love to travel in BC and the freezing fog made for pretty pictures from the ferry. February: My mother-in-law and her travel buddy came to town. We took them to the Washington Coast, a place I never tire of. In spite of the …
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Old Stones and Rusty Languages

There are twenty of them, total, taking up the better portion of the back of the bus. It’s a luxury bus, with train style seating, rows of two seats facing each other across a table with cup holders. They’re chattering away in Spanish, of course. The guide parks me next to the only other gringo …
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Conversations in Cancun

“Miss, let me give you a map. Miss, let me invite you to an event. Miss, are you married?” “Yes, I’m married.” “No wedding ring! Where is your husband? You don’t want to lie and say you’re single and go to this party? It’s for single ladies!” “Now, how would your wife feel if you …
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