Sunday, August 18, 2013

I am disrespectful to dirt

We decided to go to Mexico this fall.  The GPNW (Great Pacific Northwest) is going to be next summer, and logistically it looks like Port Townsend, so hopefully Tori will have mercy on us and share some good ideas of what to do while we're there.  I think there's an aquarium there, and aquariums are always a good time.  The one in Seaside has those crazy seals that basically bully people into giving them fish all day long.

But like I said, we're going to Mexico, so I went to the library and checked out all of the Spanish instruction CDs and a fair number of books, in hopes that I will be able to regain my rudimentary Spanish skills before we go.  In the CD I'm listening to now the example speaker must be from Spain, because he has that lisp when he speaks.  It offends my ear because I learned to speak Mexican Spanish, but I guess you make do with what you have, even if it does sound weak and babyish.  And boy, the example guy has gotten himself into trouble!  One minute he's asking where he can find a pub and saying he wants to go to a party, and the next he's wanting to find a policeman and report that he's been raped!  How did it all go so pear-shaped so quickly?  If he could go back in time, would he still want to go to that party?  What happened at that party?  

It's funny how I'm talking about two vacations in one post, like we're well-heeled world travelers or somesuch.  Really it is all possible because once upon a time John's singing group was paid in time shares instead of money.  The time shares are usually in the general vicinity of the cities one would like to visit, not actually in the cities themselves.  They're like the Miss Congeniality of time shares.  But let's not look a gift horse in the mouth, right?


Tori said...

Port Townsend has an aquarium? That's news to me. I don't know how much expertise I can therefore offer. I do know you can rent the old Victorian officer's quarters at Fort Worden and go look at the old blimp hangars and stuff. They filmed parts of An Officer and A Gentleman there. That's pretty much PT T's claim to fame. The paper mill's still there.

Tori said...

OH! And it's not too far a drive to Sequim and the Olympic Game Farm where you can feed old circus bears wonder bread and feel badly about yourself for enjoying it. We used to go when I was a kid and I cannot believe that PETA or somebody hasn't gotten them shut down.

Layne said...

I just realized that I will not feel joy until I feed Wonder bread to a retired circus bear.