Rambling Transportation Anecdote

Blog posts while I'm traveling are supposed to be interesting. That's half the reason I travel. But, with no offense intended to the wonderful visits I've had so far, "interesting" might not be the best word to describe what's I've been up to. While movies, food, puzzles, pub trivia, walking, and lots of chatting is always a recipe for good fun (esp. with such great people), it's not the same as, say, a corrupt border crossing agent shake down or a visit to a million year old temple. In fact, the most interesting part of this trip so far (or at least that which I end up talking the most about because people seem the most interested) is the transportation itself.

Instead of subjecting you to a rambling tale of less than smooth transportation (with no pictures), I thought I would instead give you the option of reading my account of one leg of this trip, with all its ins and outs, ups and downs, etc. I wouldn't take the time to write it all out if I didn't find it pretty interesting, but I know I'm slightly skewed towards alternative transportation.

Anyway, if you are intrigued, read on. If not, at least go check on your bingo card, as some unexpected squares might be marked off.

Thursday December 10 2009File under: travel, transportation

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on Thu 10th Dec, 2009 10:23 am PST Auntie Rose said:
Oy is right, HOw come I didn't think of the car rental thing???? My only excuse is that my rain was still frozen that morning. Good thing I didn't have a night of vodka jello shots to contecn with besides the frozen brain as well en? Enjoy the heck out of the rest of your trip.Be safe
on Fri 11th Dec, 2009 06:53 pm PST Jenn said:
Hey! How long are you going to be adventuring? We'll be in Anacortes Dec 21 through Jan 4 and it would be nice to see you if you get back in that time.
on Sat 12th Dec, 2009 02:24 pm PST Saxtor said:
The sign that you and Greyhound aren't meant to be likely means I will remain incredibly close, but never get that 5th bingo square. Drat! Quite the adventure, it seems. Car rental can certainly be a bit of a hassle. Glad you ultimately made your destinations!
on Fri 18th Dec, 2009 04:24 am PST Dave said:
re: hitchhiking: sounds like you got cold feet.
on Mon 21st Dec, 2009 08:46 am PST steve said:
ahem - BINGO!
on Tue 22nd Dec, 2009 12:16 am PST Horge said:
Dang. I thought for sure you'd get some boat travel of some kind in once you got to Florida and get me my bingo. But even so, you should still get on one of those boats with a fan on the back and take lots of pictures! I'm pretty sure it's the preferred means of travel in the state. I always wanted to ride one of those...
on Thu 24th Dec, 2009 11:22 pm PST Horge said:
Just an idea I had when I got to thinking "Someone's already bingoed, but I want to be the first to fill them all in", before realizing we'll all get that at the same time: maybe keep up filling in the bingo-list of transport even after you're back home, as it might be interesting to know how long it takes you to use all kinds of transport (you could blog for the occasion!)...

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