When You Gotta Go
How long has it been since you could go anywhere on a vacation? It may be months but it feels like years, decades even. I’m beginning to understand how Robinson Crusoe must have felt stranded on that desert island. But unlike Robinson Crusoe I have access to the internet. I also have a very clever and creative wife who knows how to make a computer do things Bill Gates never dreamed of.
Because we are unable to travel anywhere like we usually do we have had to find an alternative way to satisfy our Wanderlust.
One of the most important and well liked things about traveling are vacation pictures – and, boy, do we have some great vacation pictures.
One night, a couple of weeks after this virus business began, we decided that we just had to get out of town for a while. We grabbed our passports and headed off on our “Corona Grand Tour – 2020!”
Our first stop was London where we dropped in on our old friend Queen Liz and her family.
Yes we were dressed a little casual but they didn’t seem to mind. Dawn was able to borrow a nice hat but I turned down the offer to borrow one of Prince Charles’ fancy outfits.
After a few days of slumming with the Queen over tea and crumpets we moved onto the Continent to visit another old
friend. Francis has some pretty fancy digs in Rome and he took us out onto his balcony so we could get
a really nice view of his compound. I did spruce up a bit for this visit. I wore my baseball cap. Francis was wearing his cap so I thought it was OK. I hate committing those fashion faux pas. They can be so embarrassing.
We had a good time in Rome but we soon felt the need to move on so we headed south to visit another lifelong friend and a landmark spot in North Africa.
We could have gone anywhere, but with all the gin joints in all the world we knew that we’d have to walk into Rick’s. Everybody goes to Rick’s. Dawn and I have always enjoyed dropping by Rick’s. You never knew who you might run into because for years everybody who was anybody stopped by for a drink. We liked to visit Rick’s to hear Sam play the piano. As time goes by it just doesn’t get any better.
Listening to all of the great music reminded us of the time we spent in Hollywood working with the stars. Our favorite was the time when Dawn and I taught John Travolta all of those fantastic Disco moves that he used in “Saturday Night Fever.”
Traveling, even when you are having a good time, can be exhausting. When that happens to us we like to stop by and visit some old friends who live in Florida. We decided to take the bus down South and it turned into quite an adventure.
After all our travels last month we had a wonderful relaxing time with some of our friends in Orlando even though some of them could be a little Goofy, but we love them all.
I need a real vacation! In the meantime, these continue.
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We will continue to travel the world…and beyond.
It was fun to travel with you!!
I think you could have stopped that bus sooner instead of just sitting there. Loved the adventures. Take care!
Great post, John! Love your virtual vacations.
It cuts down on doing virtual laundry.