Monday, February 06, 2006

960 miles to go

We're all geared up for our last 19-hour bus ride – the final leg back to Buenos Aires. We get on the bus today in Bariloche at 2pm and get off in BA at 9am tomorrow. We're on the second floor, with front-row seats with fantastic views. We've done so many of these long-haul bus rides that we have the road supplies down to a science: seven crosswords saved from back-issues of the Buenos Aires Herald, three books (Enduring Patagonia, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf), a bottle of Malbec-Syrah, one 5mg valium (for me, this time), a box of snoozers, journals, a liter of water, a tupperware full of salad, 100g of cured ham, a mini round of goat cheeze, five whole-wheat rolls and the Swiss Army knife. The food they serve on the bus just doesn't cut it as a main course. The whiskey is harsh but cold and the red wine sucks, which is why we bring our own.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Drink the bottle of wine, eat the valium and combine the characters from the different books.
Martha - "BRICKY!, Did you see those non-existant no-neck monsters dissapear into the Pampas with my new V-neck cashmiere? If you were half the man Daddy thought you might be, you'd get off that crutch and retrieve my sweater!"
Brick - "In a while Martha, I haven't heard that "click" yet."
Maggie - "What ARE you people doing in my changing room? Can't a person have some privacy without the WORLD looking on?"
George - "You said it monkey nipples. Let me refill that drink. Brandy you said? The Gauchos sold me some venerable hooche"

8:41 PM  
Blogger Travelburro said...

But that's exactly what happened! And I did run off into the pampas after those no-neck monsters, but thanks to the fat little heads on those fat little bodies, I couldn't find a neck to wring!!

7:57 AM  
Blogger fiorella said...

Don't worry Angel Tits, you'll get 'em next time.

1:19 PM  

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