Taylor’s Time Travel

May 20, 2015


I use two algorithms for keeping time. The traditional clock as set by “Greenwich Mean Time” (Isn’t time ALWAYS mean, in some way? It’s certainly unforgiving!), and my own time, which is really nothing more than a “countdown” clock of sorts.

I travel for a living, and my personal clock starts the moment I walk out the door in our garage in New Jersey, open one of the bays and drive off. I click the starter button in my head and the countdown begins: “I will be home in 107 hours.”

I’m following the instructions of real time, of course. My flight departs at 6:10 a.m. I’m on a plane, I land somewhere, I get on another plane, I land somewhere, I get off the plane and I’m headed to a gig. This one starts in Grand Cayman.

 

Boats anchored off the coast of Grand Cayman
Boats anchored off the coast of Grand Cayman

I get on a ferry – a small boat shuttling people to and from a Disney Cruise ship – and I check in.

101 HOURS TO GO.

I perform twice that night, the hours ticking by in my mind.

A day later I’m in Jamaica.

77 HOURS TO GO

 

Me, pre-workout, Jamaica in the background
Me, pre-workout, Jamaica in the background

It’s now a day later, and I am flying to the other end of Mexico, landing in Cabo San Lucas to meet another Disney Cruise Line ship.

54 HOURS TO GO

 

My taxi driver Jorge and partner in Cabo

My taxi driver Jorge and partner in Cabo

The following day I am in San Diego, where the 5th sign of the Apocalypse is taking place (it’s only 60 degrees and pouring rain!) where I catch a flight back to the east coast.

27 HOURS LEFT

 

It’s raining in southern California - people are converting to religion throughout the region
It’s raining in southern California – people are converting to religion throughout the region

I fly all day back to the east coast landing in Philadelphia.

FINAL 2 HOURS TIL I’M HOME

 

Philadelphia by night from 6000 feet

Philadelphia by night from 6000 feet

 

Once home, I drive to the ocean in New Jersey, in time to watch the sun rise over the Atlantic.

 

Sunrise over Long Beach Island, New Jersey

Sunrise over Long Beach Island, New Jersey