Was I relieved that our flux capacitor was fully charged at 1.21 gigawatts, otherwise we both might still be mired in deep time - some 250 million years back in the future - along the Gold Jurassic Coast in England's Dorset County.
TINA: Which reminds me - we promised to take a closer look at Dorset's destination branding to see whether it was fit-for-purpose in the 21st Century.
DES: Well, sadly, this coastal county's current positioning - From the Country to the Coast - is less a big brand idea and more of a route planner - a set of destination directions.
TINA: Guaranteed to direct inward investors and tourists towards its South-West England neighbours - Devon and Cornwall.
It was quite noticeable that away from
the major coastal gateway resorts, many of the hotels and B&B's were mostly half-full during the peak month of August.
TINA: It seems the famous Staycationers are staying away from Destination Dorset.
DES: OK Tina, let's talk about where we should start looking for this deserving county's big brand idea - but with a future-focus.
TINA: One area of promise is the cultural collisions every weekend between the Army Base and Civvy Street, where the Squaddies square up with the Townies in the local hostelries. A sort of alcohol-fuelled War Zone complete with warning sign: Sudden Gunfire!
DES: Another interesting area for further exploration is the cultural conflict between the country folk and the coasties, amplified by coastal Bournemouth's ambition to replace inland Dorchester as the County capital.
TINA: Not forgetting the friendly-fire between the Dorchestrians and the Weymouth sea-siders - who both gang up on isolated Portland - home of the famous Portland stone.
But arguably the area of greatest conflict and therefore brand potential is the historical fact that Dorset is the home of the Tolpuddle Martyrs.
TINA: You see, the Tolpuddle Six were probably England's first and most famous freedom fighters - fighting for the right to belong to a trade union.
DES: Which probably influenced Thomas Hardy, Dorset's famous English novelist and poet.
TINA: Witness how many of Hardy's stories were set within the context of a semi-fictional Wessex highlighting extensively the plight as well as the right of the downtrodden consumed with their passion to overcome their circumstances.
TINA: Which begat the aristocratic Prince Charles's Poundbury-by-Dorchester development (See notes), using his royal rights along with his planners and architects to influence urban planning and development on a grand scale.
But probably one of the county's biggest rights-architects can be seen cycling along Poole's waterfront - Dorset's up-market resort. Enter starboard, Mark Constantine, the founder of soaps and cosmetics retail chain Lush.
TINA: MarkC has for years been steathily funding many rights campaigners - from the controversial Plane Stupid anti-airports campaign to the Sea Shepherd anti-whaling campaign to the UnderCurrents direct action film-makers.
DES: But sadly, for many modern rights campaigners, when asserting their rights through direct action, they have temporarily forgotten that they also have responsibilities to respect the rights of others. TINA: Enter Dorset, the English county that has the credentials to teach the world the new 3R's: Rights-Responsibilities-Respect.
Note: Prince Charles's Poundbury development has caused controversy not only amongst the architectural profession who have called it a cross between Enid Blyton and Patience Strong, but also amongst local Dorchestrians, who joke that The Child Catcher of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang must be about because of the growing number of 'weekend warriors'.