Monday, May 14, 2012

Great Weekend - Great Monday

I spent the weekend with friends up at their cabin in Big Bear. Most of Saturday was spent riding our motorcycles on the famous Route 66.
It was only a few years ago that all I knew about Route 66 was a cool song. Talk about a piece of Americana. This road goes about 2000 miles from one end of the country to the other. If you wanted to travel from the east coast to the west on one piece of road this was it.

We didn't do anything close to that and my rear couldn't be more thankful. We rolled up 200 miles and that was just fine. For lunch we stopped at the Bagdad Cafe which you may know of from the movie. Another thing I didn't know, and trust me when I tell you there's a lot that falls into that category, the Bagdad Cafe is a popular spot for French tourists.
So, while were having lunch a tour bus pulls up and the place fills with people taking pictures of just about everything. The next thing I know a woman is standing next to our booth and gesturing me to move over. My wife speaks French and said the woman wants to have a picture taken with me. Huh?

I was baffled but I scooted over and she sat down and put her arm around me. Well, who am I to say, 'no' to strange women cuddling up to me, so I put my arm around her, too. This only reinforced my wifes teasing me that I'm a flirt. No sooner had the picture been taken than another woman sat down next to me having her picture taken. Any thoughts of me being a babe magnet were chucked out the window when one of the men in the tour group was the next in line for a picture.

I was at a loss to know what the heck was going on and why, out of our group, I was picked to be in all these pictures until my wife said it just might have something to do with the Route 66 t-shirt I was wearing. Yes, a new personal best in cluelessness for me. (Pardon the helmet hair)

Sadly, weekends are over way too quickly and Monday is jibbering in ear. But, this Monday was much more welcome that others because as I was going through my email I discovered that my book is part of the Read and Review at the World Literary Cafe web site.

On top of that I also had a new 4 star review by fellow author Christine Cunningham. I can't think of a better way to start off a week than to get a good review and know people are enjoying my writing. If you haven't had a chance to get the book yet, follow the link in the upper right of my blog and settle back for some laughs and adventure.


  1. I bet the French just learned Jerry Lewis is playing Tilgar in the movie version.

  2. In fact, as a witness to the CRIME,I can telll all and sundry that the French tourists thought we were Hell's Angels and the ladies Chris mentioned were expecting more than a cuddle from this Hairy Biker!(and made it very obvious when they were disappointed!)