Archive for the 'From the Road' Category

27
Mar
08

From Bora Bora to Reality

bronsamsplash.jpgThe last 36 hours on Bora Bora may have been the best, as far as we were concerned. Free of obligations to Kathy, the schedule, and the group – no matter how lovely they all were – we got to just be together and relax. Tuesday was the biggest little day of the trip. With nearly all of our group gone, the place was a lot quieter and a bit more boring, but we loved it.

Sam and I had breakfast and went snorkeling with our favorite girls, Sue and Joy, before we broke off for a snuggle and a nap in the room, and a late afternoon soak in the pool until almost 6pm, just in time for us to make our 6:30 water taxi to Vaitape (vay-TAH-pay). By the time we were departing, they had found the missing Canadian hiker, the Garfunkels had left the motu, and the resort hadn’t run out of food or electricity. Bliss.

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25
Mar
08

Hiker Found, Lesbians Resting, Homeward Bound

The third act excitement came to a resolution today when we learned, rather un-dramatically, that the Canadian hiker, Collin Foster, has been found alive.

It’s been a great one-day extension, but truth be told, if we were here much longer, I’d be looking for a job to occupy me. One thing I’ve learned is that this body doesn’t like to stay at rest.

We spent the day snorkeling under the reception area where all of the incoming guests feed bread to the fish, hence, snorkeling there is like snorkeling in a tank at Sea World.

We’re glad to be headed home. Continue reading ‘Hiker Found, Lesbians Resting, Homeward Bound’

24
Mar
08

Drag Show, Good Friends, Hiker Still Lost

hikersmoon.jpgP.S. Did I mention that Art Garfunkel and his family are here?

I have to amend this post. I thought we were coming home today, but our flight has been cancelled. I know, boo-hoo. We are now scheduled to leave tomorrow afternoon, and the trip will take all night. They haven’t yet found the hiker, and it really casts a pallor on the end of this trip. We saw his wife on our way to breakfast this morning, walking, stone-faced. Truth be told, this is a bit of a change from her demeanor last night, which wasn’t exactly that befitting a merry widow, but were it Sam lost up in that mountain, I would be calling for him, not tapping my foot at a Moroccan-style dinner. Continue reading ‘Drag Show, Good Friends, Hiker Still Lost’

23
Mar
08

A Fuel Strike, a Missing Hiker, and Agitated Lesbians in Bora Bora

We’re still having a blast, but there is a fuel providers’ strike. There is a fuel tanker moored off the coast, that cannot move because it would be breaking the strike line. AND, a Canadian in our group left his wife and kids Saturday morning to go hiking up into the sacred mountain, where he wasn’t meant to go, and has been missing ever since. Continue reading ‘A Fuel Strike, a Missing Hiker, and Agitated Lesbians in Bora Bora’

22
Mar
08

Or Not Swimming with Sharks

I was really proud of Sam yesterday, wading out of his comfort zone and into chest-deep water with dozens of stingrays, each about a yard across. Having been fed in this spot for a long time, they’re accustomed to the two visits they receive daily, and swim right up to anyone in the water, at the surface, to the dismay of some. One lingered in my hands for a while before the Tahitian guide, Leo, said to me, “Kiss it,” pointing to the flat space between the creature’s eyes. And I did. I’m not sure why, but it seemed like the right thing to do.

Then there were the sharks… oh boy. I don’t mean to keep you in suspense, I just want to get out of this office and back out to the fun. xo, Bronson

More about our trip to come in our upcoming articles in Passport Magazine, who along with VIP Escapes and Standout Vacations, sponsored this Escape with the Stars.

21
Mar
08

Swimming with Sharks

Sam and I had a great day with Kathy Griffin yesterday, with much more to tell there. Suffice it to say that it ended with a very revealing game of truth or dare… and possibly all to be seen on Bravo.

We’re headed out to swim with sharks and rays now, so if I don’t post tomorrow, please lend Sam and Mom all of your love and support. XO, Bronson

More about our trip to come in our upcoming articles in Passport Magazine, who along with VIP Escapes and Standout Vacations, sponsored this Escape with the Stars.

19
Mar
08

Bronson & Sam in Bora Bora

I don’t want to be jacked-in for long, but I wanted to tell you that this is the best place on earth. Of course, it isn’t Summer, but we could really get used to an over-water bungalow and wading in shin-deep ocean water while having morning coffee. Wow, thanks Passport Magazine.

We have made some great friends, Sue, a writer for reality TV, and her partner of 9 years Joy, a personal trainer; David and Michael, the camera man and his partner; and one of the most remarkable women I’ve met in some time – India Brooks, whom I met for the first time in Gainesville, Florida, circa 1987. There’s a passel of people from Pasadena, and some very scared straight couples.

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