World Cup Day 0: Innocents Abroad

World Cup Day 0: Innocents Abroad

When Mark Twain wrote “The Innocents Abroad”, he fashioned it a travel book which chronicled the adventures and misadventures of a group of Americans in 1867 on a ship. Flash forward 150 years, and I am on my own journey to World Cup.

Today we headed out for Brazil in search of an American Victory against the great empires of Ghana, Portugal, and Germany… There were a few misadventures to kick the journey off. One of our friends – CoCo – got detained by security twice for a sketchy wallet chain and carrying more wires than a 1990’s A/V store, a few flights were delayed, and a few travel mates were lost along the way.

So here we are in Lima, hoping for the best, praying for the rest, and testing our sobriety.

World Cup time. I am ready to open the bar tab in Rio. Arriba, abajo, al centro, pa’ dentro.