In Part 27, I recapped hanging out with cool people like Mickey Mantle and Raquel Welch. But I was getting bored with just seeing people so I went to Hawaii. Since I had never been there, I didn’t know what to expect or what it looked like. All I knew was that there were sandy beaches and palm trees in a tropical paradise. After that little trip, I went to the library to look up pictures about Hawaii. (Come on … I didn’t have access to the limited internet back then and neither did most people – heck, I didn’t even know it existed back then, but it did.)
What I discovered at the library was that the areas I went to in Hawaii didn’t really exist. Well, they didn’t exist exactly as I saw them. Sure, I was on sandy beaches under palm trees but I couldn’t find any pictures showing the places I had been. So I decided to experiment with traveling. There is a little town/hamlet/village/whatever in the northern part of our county called Boonesville. I had never been to it so I ‘traveled’ there and walked around checking it out. There were some houses, a few stores, nothing much else. After getting back, I drove my motorcycle out to Boonesville to see how accurate my trip was. It was a little different in real life. The roads weren’t the same, nor the buildings, or anything else. Close, but with many differences. My trip had Boonesville looking a little better than what I actually discovered. I told my brother what I did and he had no idea where Boonesville was. “Where is that?” was his only response. Not much help from him in deciphering this whole thing. But with this new found knowledge, I figured I should try and make places up and go to them.
So I started inventing … whoops … you know the drill.
NEXT WEEK – They were green?
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Did I bore you with this week’s blurb about Boonesville?