Reblogged from Barb Taub:
We witness a 5000 year old discovery! But first…we have to get out of bed.
“Five and a half hours,” promised the SatNav.
“Six and a half,” agreed the other guests, staff, and random locals at our last hotel. “At least.”
Allowing for chai breaks (we’re on two-hour tea-feedings), emergency photo-op stops, unexpected roadwork “diversions”, and navigation-by-passersby, we bumped that up to eight hours, minimum.
“We’ll leave by six tomorrow morning,” we decided. Negotiation with shocked hotel staff produced a reluctant agreement to provide cornflakes and milk at that ungodly hour.
“Chai?” Jaya was stern. Much, much unhappy discussion followed. Janine and I could have saved her opponents a lot of time because we both knew she would win in the end. Sure enough, chai was finally added to our obscenely-scheduled predawn fare.
It wasn’t our fault we missed our departure time…
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