Florida Spring Break

So, the monkey took off to Florida for Spring Break because, why not? Everyone else goes to Florida at this time of year. Actually it really was Spring Break for #3 Granddaughter and her academic parents so Mr. and Mrs. Kongo jetted across the country to Tampa to spend a week in the Florida sun. Or not. For the first few days the monkeys actually froze their little tutus off. We huddled around a fire, bundled up in sweaters, and wondered why the weather was colder here than home in L.A.  Then it warmed up for the full range of…

Monkeys in the Air

Early in Kongo’s blogging career he published a few posts about getting through airports and being “plane stupid” (see related articles at the end of this post).  After spending several days on the road last week flying to and from Philadelphia from the West Coast, Kongo has a few additional observations about objectionable monkey behavior when traveling.  Kongo realizes of course that cultured monkeys are supposed to pretend not to see bad behavior on the part of simian strangers and assume that they’re just having a bad day in the jungle.  But there’s something about Spring Break in the air…

Posting @ 35,000 Feet

  The photo above introduces Kongo’s new crew friends Cheeky and Valentine. It’s a bit of a story so bear with me. A wonderful woman named Helen works at the Dulles Hyatt in Herndon, Virginia where Kongo usually stays when he’s working in the DC area. Helen sees Kongo get his picture taken after he arrived late by missing his scheduled flight out of San Diego and is wondering what in the world this monkey is doing sitting on her bar in the hotel lobby. So, Helen gets the whole Story of Kongo spiel and offers up her two monkeys,…