Monday, December 05, 2005

Standing Room Only

Continuing with the tradition of getting these St. Cuthbert's shots out of order, here is one I took on our way out to that Amerindian village. We rode in the bed of a huge truck that had been constructed to carry large groups of people, army-style, complete with wooden benches and a tarpaulin-covered frame overhead. There weren't enough seats so some people had to stand. I stood just because I was loving this experience. It was rugged, exciting, and just about the most adventurous thing we had done so far. I couldn't help but compare it to the chase sequence in Raiders of the Lost Ark where the Nazis had the Ark of the Covenant in the back of a covered truck and Indiana Jones was chasing them down to recover it. Kumar chasing behind us in a Land Rover only served to heighten the comparison.

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