15th of February in the year of 2017
With the lovers’ holiday passed, I turn my attention to preparations for my valiant trek to the frozen north. Not since my travels to Anchorage for Northern Exposure have I faced such daunting latitudes. Yet even then, I availed myself of modern air travel, which I have shunned for this journey in favor of my trusty motored carriage.
Leaving the comforts of my home in Denver is never an occasion to be taken lightly. My other recent ventures to the territories of Las Vegas and New York were great successes. Yet, I must not be over confident. There are many dangers on the Northern Biway, not least of which are people who voted for Trump and are still proud of that.
I will have to keep my wits about me.
Upon arrival in the town of Edmonton, in the territory of Alberta, I will seek out a secretive band of revelers said to be observing the ancient festival of Lupercalia. (Which in Rome, would have actually begun today, the 15th of February) If I am able to locate them, as well as decipher the local language and currency, I will attempt to be accepted into the festivities, perhaps by offering knowledge or skills of value to them in exchange for food and a place to sleep.
Adding Holes: Play Piercing Basics – Saturday morning
Flipping the Switch – Saturday afternoon
Brain Play: The Joy & Dangers of Mind Fuck – Sunday morning
I will depart Denver tomorrow morning and keep studious logs so that others can benefit from any discoveries or observations that I make, even if I perish.
Wish me well, fellow travelers, with luck, I will see you soon.
- Isaac Cross
Adventurer, Educator, Smart Ass