First Published: September 9, 2009
This is all true, down to the ill-considered t-shirt with the American flag I wore as a young teen.
Minor details have been fudged. For one, I can't recall what kind of car I drove that night; it was a rental. Also, the sign may have been one word shorter and the other way around.
The airplane type is an educated guess – I remember it was capable of landing on water in case of emergency, it could carry 20 people and had a cargo hold.
This strip was fun to do, even though it involved some research to get the plane right.
Roosters trained for fighting are called "gamecock". That sounded wrong on too many levels, though.