Manolo says, the Manolo must apologize to his internet friends for the paucity of the posting this weekend, as the Manolo was travelling. Normally this would not be the event worth the mentioning, but from the start this trip was beset by delays, discomforts, hair-breadth escapes from death, and other troubles, culminating finally in the mechanical failure of the luxury automobile in the which the Manolo was riding.
This mechanical failure occurred in the Mojave desert, on the road from Los Vegas to Los Angeles, and necessitated the 90 minute wait by the side of the freeway. Happily, the Manolo did get to ride up-front in the tow-truck with the driver and his dog, he and did get to see the World’s Tallest Thermometer while he awaited the arrival of the Posse Manolo, so all was not lost.
And now the Manolo is safely in his summer home, staring out at the ocean, enjoying the iced tea and the company of the good friends, able to recount this tale with nothing but the laughs.