Sorry for the big delay in this post.
Me with Attack Dog Jay.
I have been back for several weeks and came back with a lingering cold that I am just now shaking.
I actually went to a doctor and got some antibiotics that did absolutely nothing; after some time and lots of liquids, I’m starting to feel a lot better.
I am hoping to get back in the water soon, but will probably just do a check out dive at Redondo Beach to verify I haven’t forgotten how to SCUBA dive.
One thing I did miss was the beach closures due to unexplained tar balls washing up on the beach.
So, on to the conclusion of my classified trip…
May 24-28, 2015*
We drove the John Wayne Road Tour which consisted of old landmarks – A Train Depot, his Dad’s old pharmacy and various other landmarks related to John Wayne and the surrounding community.
Secret Agent K models a dunce cap.
John Wayne’s Father’s Pharmacy In Earlham, Iowa.
The next day, we went back to the museum and the John Wayne Birthplace Museum.
You are only allowed to take pictures inside the museum, as long as it is against the fake Monument Valley backdrop.
Yeah, I tried taking more pictures, but got busted pretty damn quickly.
And speaking from experience, the real Monument Valley is a lot better than the mural in the museum.
Me outside the John Wayne Birthplace.
The room where John Wayne was born.
Inside The House.
John Wayne and his baby brother Robert.
It was then on to the “Covered Bridges of Madison County.”
These are just covered bridges made famous by the movie The Bridges of Madison County.
However, I was told, these are a must see when in Madison County.
Honestly though, if you happen to see one bridge, all the others are built the same way.
The Tower Outside of Winterset.
This covered bridge expands over a ditch.
Our Gangster-mobile shows signs of the terrain.
Now on to a train ride…
We went to the Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad for a quick 12 mile ride.
The thing that was cool… it was a nice ride and beautiful scenery.
The thing that sucked… there was no beer on the train.
Trains at Boone.
View From Train.
The next day, we flew back to Las Vegas where Secret Agent K departed.
The final leg was a two night stay in Laughlin.
The Aquarius Hotel and Casino.
The hotel has no chairs in the room; when I asked why, I was told, “If you want to sit, there are chairs in the casino.”
The TV menu – listed in order of priority.
View of the Colorado River from the hotel room.
I played Roulette, craps and penny slots…
My winnings at the end of the night.
We drove back to the ghetto after the second night in Laughlin.
Again, sorry for the delay in the conclusion of this story and the skimpy details for the reasons of this trip.
I would not have missed this trip for anything, and the longer the details remain classified, the better – that simply means things haven’t gotten worse.
I will be back in the water soon.
*Post delayed due to security and other reasons.