A Really Good Vacation Has to be an "Adventure"



	Are you tired of the usual vacation to somewhere like Disneyworld or
	Hawaii?

	A really good vacation has to be an "adventure".
	
	What is an "adventure"?  It is when things go so wrong on a trip that
	the story you get to tell about what happened is much better than the
	actual experience.  Like, after you get lost, your rented car breaks
	down, it starts raining, no one speaks English, you really need a
	ride to the airport 500 miles away, and you hitch a ride on a bottle
	truck... that's when the "adventure" starts.

	SHARK FISHING OFF THE FLORIDA KEYS:  For a few hundred dollars (no
	American Express), you can rent a tiny little boat and fish for
	really big sharks with a hand line.  You hook a shark.  It must be a
	big shark.  A mean shark.  Bigger than the boat.  Then a hurricane
	comes.  A big hurricane.  You fight your way back to land.  For a few
	dollars more, you can get another boat and crew who will videotape
	your Hemmingway-esq battle with the "fish".

	HUNTING FOR A PARKING SPACE IN A PARKING GARAGE IN LOS ANGELES
	DRIVING A SUBURBAN:  The Quest makes for a very interesting
	adventure, but Monty Python has already found the Holy Grail.  The
	typical suburban is 6 feet 8 inches tall, and the typical parking
	garage in L.A. has 6 feet of clearance.  This is why Angelenos drive
	small cars.  Spend days wandering about the city, searching for a
	place to park.  Hint, there is one.
	
	TAKE A CAB FROM TEPIC TO SAN BLAS, MEXICO:  Tepic is high in the
	mountains, and San Blas is about 12,000 feet down a narrow, twisty
	mountain road.  Mexican cab drivers like to drive very fast.  Notice
	the crucifix hanging from the rear view mirror.  If you aren't
	religious when the trip starts, you will be praying when it ends.
	
	WALK 500 MILES FROM PHOENIX TO LOS ANGELES IN JULY:  People actually
	used to do this.  Bring lots of water.

	RIDE A TRAIN IN MEXICO:  Have you ever wondered what it would be like
	to have ridden a train in the 1930's?  The very same passenger cars
	are running on the Mexican railroads.  A favorite trip is from
	Nogales, Sonora to Guadalajara.  What makes this trip an adventure is
	that often, when the train stops in Mazatlan to be reconfigured, they
	forget a few of the cars and leave them behind on the tracks.
	
	FLY AMERICA WEST AIRLINES:  America West flies out of Phoenix, and is
	cheap.  But, schedules?  They don't have no stinking schedules.

	WATCH YOUR GOVERNMENT IN ACTION:  Go to any state capital (or if you
	are really brave, to Washington, D.C.) and watch your legislature in
	action.  It is more of an adventure if you find out where all the
	people in suits are standing around buying and selling your
	government.  Not for young children.

	GO ANYWHERE THE STATE DEPARTMENT SAYS NOT TO:  If you don't mind
	being shot at, or kidnapped, the US State Department has a list for
	you.





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