Two Slightly Distorted Guitars

Trip Start Jul 16, 2009
Trip End Feb 10, 2010

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Flag of United States  , Georgia
Friday, October 16, 2009

After picking my mate Rich up from Houston on Sunday, we have spent the last few days travelling along the Gulf of Mexico. We started with a couple of nights in New Orleans, and turned up in the middle of a thunder storm, the kind of which is a rare thing back home. I have a feeling that the residents there are used to worse and thought nothing of it. When the downpour stopped, the temperature got up to around 90 degrees with 95% humidity. The weather switched between the two and so we were soaked for most of the time, either through rain or sweat. Both nights were pretty boozy but only one ended with a chat with the police...

We've stopped at various beaches along the coast which are all white sand/blue sea affairs with very high temperatures. Obviously, being English, we're carefully cultivating a sun-burnt glow. It's coming on but still needs a couple more days in the sun with the mad dogs.

Since Rich has been out here, the alcohol intake has risen dramatically and, as a consequence, I seem to have left the top of my big toe on tarmac in Florida somewhere. It's a bloody mess, hurts a lot and if I could remember how I did it, I might be a bit embarrassed. I'm sure the details will come back to me but for now, I think that it happened during a fight. That I won. Against 10 guys. Big guys. 

It's been great to have a travelling companion but Rich doesn't like to get involved in my car games. So far, he has refused to adhere to my, 'Irish only' rule, turned his nose up at, 'talk like Stephen Hawking hour' and wouldn't even entertain the idea of, 'singing the songs of Paul Weller in the style of Alec Guinness'. He won't even play the dashboard drums, and still listens to my daily playing of, 'Tubular Bells' through gritted teeth. Still, he pays for petrol from time to time so it's not all bad.

Thought of the Day

Have you heard? Bird is the word.

For reference

Richard Powney is an avid watcher of the weather channel.
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