Written by Rick Archer
Posted November 13, 2008
For the last seven trips, Phyllis Porter -
better known as "Trouble" - has organized a bus trip to and from the
cruise. This was the first year that Marla and I joined the
trip. Believe me, it
was just as crazy as advertised.
Trouble is pictured w birthday boy Gareld McEathron plus Alph
(sometimes known as Leslie Goldsmith) .
That's Gareld's daughter Deborah Taylor proudly displaying Virginia
McEathron's new tattoos.
As you can see, Trouble didn't cut Mr. 80th
Birthday any slack. Trouble and her partner in crime Alph were
after poor Gareld from the moment he walked in the house. My
goodness, Gareld was such a good sport! Whatever horrible
thing Trouble had him do, Gareld just smiled and cooperated.
The rest of us couldn't help but smile along with the madness.
I hope I am that tough when I hit 80. Gareld is such a great
Gareld wasn't the only one having a birthday.
Jean Wind was tortured by Trouble as well.
After all the happy birthdays, Dakota Wilhelm worked his butt off
single-handedly packing all of our luggage.... and there was a lot
of luggage! One thing about cruise ships, they don't charge
you for extra suitcases. Unable to decide what to bring and
what to leave behind, some people bring their entire wardrobe.
In our third photo, the lovely Albertin Gharcheghah
(c'mon, say her name fast. I dare you) is getting ready to sit down
for the bus trip.
Trouble had promised lots of Hot Sex on the
trip. I guess I misunderstood. But I did get the
point... things loosened up considerably once Trouble's magic
alchemy began to take effect.
As predicted, bad boy George (aka Mr Handsome and Bama Boy), behaved
very badly. Fortunately for Bama Boy, his most infamous
photos were censored and cannot appear on this writeup. But I
know where the originals live...
When Steve Gabino wasn't getting his ears
licked, he took his clothes off too. He thoroughly enjoyed
Here Holly Jolly and Albertin smile for the
camera. I don't think they indulged quite as much... too well
The joke is that Joe Lachner NEVER smiles.
Well, Hot Sex has a way of changing that according to girlfriend
Patty Harrison. Do tell more.
After his legendary luggage duty, Dakota was
well-rewarded on the trip down.
As you can see, Steve thoroughly enjoyed his
trip. That beautiful woman is his girlfriend Vivian Gufstafson.
You know what? I kind of enjoyed the bus trip. See my
smile? That should tell the story.