One of my favorite things about our slow method of travel is that we get to spend enough time in places to really get to know the area and especially the people much better than we would if we were just passing through. We normally stay in an area long enough to make some friends, get to know their families and, in general, have the privilege to see and do things that most people don’t. Recently we were invited to a birthday party for my friend Bacon. Okay, so Bacon’s real name is Beck but he’s universally known as Bacon…