And… Now we are back at the airport?

Good for you, Mark.  Let’s get some things on the table…

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The Indian Army?  One footprint?  Felt?  I can’t even begin to count the number of ways that sentence is flawed.  Science is not based on feelings, for starters.  It’s based on hypotheses (proven or not) and is open to new ideas and credible challenges all the time.  OK, but what choice to be have but to follow Mark and Genie as they are conveyed in a bicycle rickshaw trundling through what appears to be an industrial park?

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Culturally unaware and biased!

As with probably most of us , Mark needs to get out of his own head and back yard…

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It would seem that Genie is the unofficial spokesperson for Nepal…  Or Kathmandu at least…  Mark is still looking on with distrust in his eyes…  So we get a close up of the lovely Genie putting him in his place.  Remember, Mark has already dismissed Dr. Camel as a crackpot- a Yeti chaser, if you will.  He has his journalist hat on.  He’ll have to be shown the proof!

Thank you for sparing us…

…the multiple potential strips showing the outside of an airplane with voice bubbles coming out of it…

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…and the fact that this is a 3 day journey with multiple stops, Marks looks pretty fresh…

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Don’t you mean flights?  With an ‘s’?   Nice pink shirt, Trail.  Love the sign calling for ‘Mark Trail…’  I mean, isn’t he famous?  Wouldn’t anyone recognize him?  Did Mark not know with whom or on what he was going to make a move once he landed in Kathmandu?

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Of course there is the cute-as-a-bug Assistant.  She Looks like a ‘Becky’ but I guess we’ll call her ‘Genie.’  Because that’s her name.  And apparently, one gets to Tumlingtar on YETI Airlines!  How Appropriate!

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Promises, Promises…

Boy, have we been here before… but I guess even in a world that now can be explored without ever leaving your front porch, walking in the actual footsteps of your quarry still counts for a lot.  Funny word, quarry.  Prey?  Hole in the ground?  You get to pick…

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So buck up, Lassie.  There’s no crying in the Tailverse!

Takin’ it outside…

Oh dear…

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“That ‘Dirty’ Character…” I love it.  He won’t die, that one.  He remains the specter of evil over the entire Trail Eco-System…  Mark’s reply?  “Bill Ellis, blah, blah, blah…”  “blah, blah, blah, Pictures…”  Cherry’s having none of it…  Let’s see if Mark puts on a suit and tie to travel, like in the old days…

That look doesn’t come easily…

Check out the center panel… Mark is physically and literally bowled over!

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And Mark, I guess you have been, and always will be, Bill Ellis’ Bitch…

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…but he’s fine with that!  Apparently…

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…and all Doc can do is hike up his breeches; knowing that he’s had his adventure, so he’d best keep his own counsel on this one…

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…at which point Cherry is now heading for either the bottle of Excedrin or the bottle of Tito’s Handmade Vodka…

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Oh, Mark… you so proud!  You get to go on a trip without any of your adopted family!  This is what you dream of day and night!!  You go, Tiger.  Bag yourself a Yeti!

I guess Mark has forgotten how the bills get paid…

Harvey Camel?  Like of Cigarette Fame?  Oh that’s right… that was Joe Camel… the height of cool in the 90’s…  Man, Do I feel old!!

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Mark, I am shocked!  I thought you knew everything!

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Anyway, Mark is suddenly worried about what?  His reputation?  Who he pals around with and writes stories about?  Boy that was a horrible sentence- ending one clause and the entire sentence with a preposition…  I wonder who even notices these things anymore…  Boy, I guess I am getting old!

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I guess the Family Trust that is keeping Woods and Wildlife Magazine afloat still has some gas in it…  Good thing that the Trust is very explicit and irrevocable, otherwise I am sure the Trustees would have turned to other more relevant pursuits…

C’mon, Mark, Really?  Pack your bags, man, and don’t forget your Mukluks!!