Let’s face it, Mrs. MM and I do not typically regard ourselves as the roughing it types, nor have we ever traveled with such rugged mountaineering, backpacking, outback style luggage with extremely strict weight requirements to boot! For nearly the past 2 weeks we have been on an adventure trip of a lifetime, definitely crossing something off our personal “bucket list”. It’s an advance celebration of our joint “100th birthday” this year (that’s 50 for each of us) and we have saved up for years, and hope it turns out to be everything we expected, and more. I had written and programmed daily posts to keep you all amused and unaware of my absence (except for my rare comments whenever I could go on-line) and as this post is published, we are hopefully well on our way home.
The question is, where did we go? The only clues are these four pieces of luggage for three people for nearly 2 weeks. And no, I don’t climb serious mountains as I have a fear of heights. :)
Many years ago, I had a “fill in the blanks” kind of post that seemed to keep a lot of you amused, see here, so maybe I’ll try that again to keep you occupied until I get over jet lag and errands and come back on-line.
FILL IN THE BLANKS, LEAVE YOUR ANSWERS IN THE COMMENTS SECTION BELOW:
Marketman and family are off on a trip of a lifetime to _________1__________. We were not allowed to bring our normal luggage and had to pack wisely, cramming a carefully coordinated wardrobe into these duffel bags because this is all that would fit on __________2__________. On arrival, we jump into/onto _________3____________ and almost instantaneously run across a _________4___________ while on the way to our ___________5___________ star hotel. Temperatures may range from 8C to 30C, and keeping warm or cool enough will be a challenge, but to see some _________6____________ and _________7__________ it’s hopefully all worth it. While there will probably be sufficient _________8__________ to drink, MM frets Coke Light will be scarce or non-existent. MM has his supplies of champoy and spicy sampalok close at hand, to battle potential motion sickness. Despite the type of luggage, MM had to make sure he brought along only the finest underwear, as the ________9_________ might judge him. This is a part of the world we have never visited, but we hear there is rice. The fourth duffel is mostly empty, leaving space for some shopping and we are likely to stock up on ________10_________ and ________11________ if the price is right. On the way home, a quick stop in the _________12__________ airport will mean superb duty free shopping and we are close to home.
If one commenter leaves a particularly accurate and/or amusing set of answers, I may award them a couple of bags of chicharon to be LBC’ed to any Philippine address that the courier can reach. No relatives, friends or work colleagues who know where we are can join this contest. Have fun! :)