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W hen I was young, I watched
the old Bob Hope-Bing Crosby
Road To movies. Bali, Utopia,
Singapore -- exotic locales all, accompanied
by the glamorous Dorothy Lamour. The
comedic duo's reasons for leaving one
place to head for another were always
just an excuse for some scenic backdrops,
some songs, and one-liners, and a score
of pretty girls for Crosby to romance and
Hope to fail to romance.
Last year, I got the chance to embark
on the Road to Macchu Picchu. My reasons
were obscure, and I could not work out
if I was Crosby, Hope or Lamour. All three
at various times, I suspected, although
I broke into song only once. And, well,
all right, there was belly dancing, but the
Peruvian band asked me to. But I never
romanced no girls.
I wended my way from Melbourne to
Lima, and then Arequipa, Paracas, Puno,
and Agua Calientes. If I was Lamour, I was
accompanied by a mixture of Hope and
Crosby, in a wisecracking, mild-mannered
man. Every time I looked around, there
he was, grinning at me. It was hard to
look exotic and attractive when he was
hoiking me up one of the ladders with his
shoulder. I didn't remember Bob Hope
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