Trump & Putin
Best of Friends , Nashville, Tennessee
Layla's Nashville Hillbilly Music, Nashville, Tennessee
Layla’s Nashville Hillbilly Music, Nashville, Tennessee
At The Gates of Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee
At The Gates of Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee
At The Gates of Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee
At The Gates of Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee
At The Gates of Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee
At The Gates of Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee
Beale St. Memphis, Tennessee
Beale St. Memphis, Tennessee
Raton Pass, New Mexico/Colorado State Line
Raton Pass, New Mexico/Colorado State Line
Mark, a fellow Burgundy Volkswagen Van Owner, Canyon City, Colorado
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta 2017
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta 2017
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta 2017
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta 2017
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta 2017
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta 2017
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta 2017
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta 2017
Blackrock Hotsprings, Taos, New Mexico
Blackrock Hotsprings, Taos, New Mexico
Hatch, New Mexico
Hatch, New Mexico
Mision San Francisco Javier de Vigge-Biaundo, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Mision San Francisco Javier de Vigge-Biaundo, Baja California Sur, Mexico
300 year-old Olive Tree, Baja Sur, Mexico
300 year-old Olive Tree, Baja Sur, Mexico
Tropic of Cancer, Baja Sur, Mexico
Tropic of Cancer, Baja Sur, Mexico
El Arco, Cabo San Lucas, Baja Sur, Mexico
El Arco, Cabo San Lucas, Baja Sur, Mexico
Mision San Ignacio Kadakaaman,  Baja California Sur, Mexico
Mision San Ignacio Kadakaaman, Baja California Sur, Mexico
"Tacos el Muelle" (Tony's Tacos) Guerrero Negro,  Baja California Sur, Mexico
“Tacos el Muelle” (Tony’s Tacos) Guerrero Negro, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Christmas Eve, 2017 Camping in the Desert, 25 miles from the Nearest Paved Road
Little Elvis II, Between San Borja and Bahia de Los Angeles, Baja Norte, Mexico
Coco’s Corner, Baja Norte, Mexico
Coco’s Corner, Baja Norte, Mexico
Lost Wages, Nevada, 2018

 

Photos From the Cutting Room Floor

It’s The Little Things…

There follows a list of “The Little Things”, i.e. those things we tend to take for granted, but when you’re travelling long-term, take on a whole new meaning.

  • Getting a room with a window – natural daylight
  • A window that opens – fresh air
  • The trifecta, a window with a bug screen – without holes
  • Being given a towel each upon check-in
  • No mystery stains, gobs or chunks of projectile bodily fluids decorating the walls or bed-clothes
  • Having time, personal space to sniff & select deodorant. It’s kept under lock & key, security/shop assistant stands over you as you choose
  • Instant coffee and toothpaste are also kept under lock and key
  • The thrill of finding a packet of salt n’ vinegar crisps in Mexico City & Merida
  • Having your order taken at a restaurant literally as soon as you are seated, then…
  • Asking for dos minutos, por favor (two minutes, please) to look at the menu, and being brought dos menudos (two bowls of tripe soup), then…
  • Having to hunt down staff for the bill at the end of the meal
  • Having to pay to use most public restrooms
  • Knowing the reception desk at your hotel will not turn into a late night impromptu tattoo “parlour” (Hello, Campeche!)
  • Not seeing someone washing their bare feet with a hose in the kitchen of the restaurant where you are currently eating. Yep, seen it!
  • Not finding a large incisor tooth in your bowl of soup. Yep, found it!

More Lost Photos

 

8 Comments

  1. Pretty cool Jerry! I have been seeing your dad a lot lately at the bowling alley when I take my wife and kids…brings back good memories. Love the pics and the stories. Have fun and safe travels!

    • mm

      George,
      It is very good to hear from you. That just made my day! Memories, indeed! We all had it good growing up, didn’t we? I hope to see you again and meet your family some day at Thornton Hall. Take care, old buddy.

  2. Shannon mcconnell

    Starting to read a couple of drifters and see where in the world Jerry and Fiona are!…. I must say I have to take a break after reading about the incisor in the soup…… 🙂 enjoy your adventure I know I will from Hermitage! Good luck guys. Shannon McConnell

    • mm

      Shannon,
      It is so good to hear from you! We promise most of our stories and posts will not gross you out like the instance with the soup in Mexico! We are currently in New Mexico, where we are eating way too much red and green chile and getting ready to soak in our 7th hot spring; our travels can be quite yummy and relaxing when we are not picking mysterious teeth from our soup!. Please continue to read our posts and please share them as well. Thanks Shannon!
      Your Drifters,
      Jerry and Fiona

  3. Michelle Rivas

    Hi I’m so excited about your blog. I wish i was there with you on all of your journeys.

    • mm

      Hello Michelle,
      Thanks for your support. We hope you continue to follow our travel blog. We’ve got our sights set on some big adventures in the not too distant future here. We can’t wait to get back out there. Stay tuned!
      Your Drifters,
      Fiona and Jerry

  4. Bob Astey

    You guys are awesome

    • mm

      Hey Bob!

      Thanks so much for the support! Fiona and I hope you continue to read our posts.

      We know you are on the road quite a bit yourself, so maybe we will see you out there!

      Your Drifters,
      Jerry and Fiona

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