‘In an uncertain world, you can never have too many Monkey Bobs’

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Look, Monkey Bob would be the first to admit that he was a little spontaneous and unpredictable. In Belize, he had a way with the ladies and could disappear for hours without an apology or explanation.
Look, Monkey Bob would be the first to admit that he was a little spontaneous and unpredictable. In Belize, he had a way with the ladies and could disappear for hours without an apology or explanation.

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Long time readers of this blog — some of you go back decades … to where I’m not sure – will remember a little miscommunication that led to our split with our Belize travel companion, Monkey Bob.

And sometimes Monkey Bob just drank too much and got reckless. Belekins are pretty small beers but they go down smoothly. The buzz kind of sneaks up on you on a warm summer's night.
And sometimes Monkey Bob just drank too much and got reckless. Belekins are pretty small beers but they go down smoothly. The buzz kind of sneaks up on you on a warm summer’s night.

What part of “we’re leaving in five minutes!” he didn’t understand, I’ll never know.

I say “never” because Monkey Bob has made no attempt to contact us since staying behind at the Orchid Bay Resort near Corozal. While Rose and I continued our journey to the rainforest community of San Ignacio, Monkey Bob made a deliberate and, I believe, possibly self-centered decision to remain behind.

It broke Rose’s heart because the two of them were near constant companions and getting along magnificently as travel companions.

Well, you know the old expression: “When one door closes another opens and in rushes another Monkey Bob.”

Big Bob and Little Bob, apparently cousins of the AWOL Monkey Bob, showed up together recently and seem to have no inclination to leave.
Big Bob and Little Bob, apparently cousins of the AWOL Monkey Bob, showed up together recently and seem to have no inclination to leave.

Or something like that.

Maybe it is “In an uncertain world, you can never have enough Monkey Bobs.”

Anyway.

Not long after returning to the states, a couple of Monkey Bobs showed up on our doorstep.

What a pair. Big Bob is a cuddly doughboy, soft in the middle and puffy all around. Little Bob is a thin, clingy waif with a sweet demeanor. How they will fare as serious travel companions is yet to be determined but Rose has taken them out on day trips and they seem to fare well.

She took them to Tempe, Arizona, last weekend to visit daughter Caira and from all reports they were good company, although not nearly as colorful and unpredictable as the original Monkey Bob.

Big Bob and Little Bob recently flew to Tempe, Az. with Rose. They didn't get sick, didn't drink to excess and generally behaved themselves.
Big Bob and Little Bob recently flew to Tempe, Az. with Rose. They didn’t get sick, didn’t drink to excess and generally behaved themselves.

Admittedly, they are not as photogenic either, especially Big Bob, but they do seem to brighten Rose’s spirits whenever they tag along.

We shall see.

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2 thoughts on “‘In an uncertain world, you can never have too many Monkey Bobs’

    Chris said:
    October 18, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    I gather you’ve picked up a fresh monkey bob by now, to replace the former?
    I was going to offer you my little bunny with his adorable knitted sweater, as a stand in.
    I don’t offer bunny to anyone, but my own rose.

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      robertjhawkins1 responded:
      October 18, 2013 at 9:41 pm

      Aw thanks, Chris. Yes, Rose is all Monkey Bobbed up for now. you are a great friend. If you ever need a Monkey Bob, let us know!

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