Where in the World Is Jim Bacon?

The Bacon family is heading off for its semi-annual vacation today. I will consider the trip a success if we spot howling monkeys like these in the wild. Any guesses at to which country we’re visiting?

I’m taking my laptop and I hope to blog sporadically. But the wife and I hope to pack in lots of nature hiking and pool-side reading, so there are no guarantees.

Second clue: The Amazon Prime series “Mad Dogs” was set in this country and prominently featured tapirs (the national mammal) and Mennonites (a bona fide minority ethnic group), although the filming actually took place in Puerto Rico.

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13 responses to “Where in the World Is Jim Bacon?”

  1. LarrytheG Avatar

    Have a good trip! Something tells me we’re going to see more graphics of howling monkey!!!

  2. Peter Galuszka Avatar
    Peter Galuszka

    Costa Rica? Try harder next time.

    1. Haha, Peter, wrong! Try harder next time.

      (You are warm, though.)

  3. Peter Galuszka Avatar
    Peter Galuszka

    Costa Rica? Try harder next time.

  4. Virginia Beach, picture looks like Sen. Wagner.

  5. LarrytheG Avatar

    Monkeys don’t naturally occur in the United States. The closest they get is Mexico, where you might see spider monkeys and howler monkeys in and around the Yucatan.

    But you can see free-ranging monkeys in Florida. A well-established population of rhesus monkeys has existed along the Silver River in Central Florida for nearly 80 years. Depending on who you believe, the monkeys were either escapees from the 1933 filming of a Tarzan movie or intentionally released by the manager of the jungle cruise boat ride at Silver Springs. By 1984, the upper Silver River population consisted of some 400 animals, with an unknown number along the Ocklawaha River. These monkeys forage for themselves on a wide variety of native plants and tourist handouts. If you see them while you are canoeing or kayaking these rivers – don’t try to feed them. No matter how cute they look, it’s against the law to feed them and they can be very aggressive, especially when it comes to food.

  6. There are 140 free-ranging monkeys penned up at 1000 Bank St, Richmond, VA 23218. These rarely think for themselves and survive largely on a wide variety of free dinners and lobbyist handouts. Although not terribly cute to look at, they can be very aggressive, especially when their feelings are hurt or ethics questioned.

    1. djrippert Avatar

      A pride of lions … a herd of cattle … a school of fish … a what? of baboons?

      1. A Clown Car of Baboons.

  7. musingsfromjanus Avatar

    Some minds may stultify in your absence. We will welcome your safe and productive return.

  8. I don’t really need to know where James Bacon is, as much as I need to know where he gets those crazy graphics for his blog articles.

  9. djrippert Avatar

    Given that the two “foreign” languages Jim Bacon speaks are Latin and Aramaic I’m going to guess he’s headed to where English is still spoken, which would lead me to Belize.

    If you haven’t already done so, you should read up on the strange tale of fellow Libertarian John McAfee and his hijinks in Belize. After all, McAfee did grow up in Salem and graduate from Roanoke College.

    1. You got it!

      forgot about John McAfee. Unfortunately, according to Wikipedia, he returned to the United States in 2013. Otherwise I would surely seek him out.

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