North America | United States of America (USA) | Texas | San Antonio – IH- San Antonio (day 2)
Today was entirely exhausting. I stayed up most of the night last night and then got up really early. I dont mind though, I was having fun. I was hanging out with Katharina and then early this morning we went over to Tonys. I was planning on meeting him at something crazy like eight oclock, but that never happened. I ended up hooking up with him when he finished his first physical therapy session. He was about to take a nap when we got there, and it ended up being Katharina that fell asleep. WE talked for a while about rehabilitation and about pills and about everything that goes on while trying to recover. We are such different people that sometimes it is hard to relate. He is into fishing and hunting and has been in the Army for fifteen years. I am more into computers and nerdy stuff and went AWOL from the Marines. Very different, however, I think our visits are good. Tomorrow I am making the big plunge into Mexico. I am pretty excited about it, and yet, at the same time, I think I am underestimating the situation. I have a serious habit of doing that. I dont really know anything about the trip other than that I am planning on going to Monterrey and then continue on to San Miguel de Allende. After that I will most likely cut across the country to Guadalajara. There is an International Hostel there and I think I will run into the people that I need to in order to continue my trip. I need to start budgeting my money. I make about four hundred per month, so that gives me something like thirteen dollars per day. This would include gas and any food. That would put me at even money, and I could continue on theoretically, for ever. However, thirteen dollars a day would buy me about four gallons of gas in Mexico. That would put me at about eighty miles per day. Not really enough to get anywhere. That would leave me a dollar for food. I dont think that is the best program. I just fell asleep and let the battery on the laptop run dry. Im thinking I should maybe get this one replaced because the space bar seems to put more than one space in between words. It didnt do it that last sentence, it only happens occasionally. I ended up spending some more time with Tony Covell today. I was going to go to rehab with him in the afternoon, but he finished before I even got the chance to go up there. I went to eat in the Brooks Medical Center cafeteria. It was the cheapest hospital food I had ever eaten. Cheap and yet, still really tasty. This writing is still a little on the boring side. Let me think what else. I dropped Katharina off at the bus station and then went to the Alamo. That was a super touristy thing to do, but it was still pretty cool. It was an old church, and they gave me some of the history of the whole situation. I am entirely sick of Texas. I could care less if they left the nation. They have this whole thing going on, it is hard to explain, but I will try. There has been more construction here than anywhere I have ever seen in my life. It seems like every highway is getting new and bigger on or off ramps. Id also like to mention that this is what they entire highway system seems to be, a series of on and off ramps. And yet, it has the worst signing, and if you need to turn around to get anywhere, good luck. You usually have to go ten or fifteen miles out of the way. I keep hearing that everything is bigger in Texas, and that goes for the mistakes as well. I guess that is my rant for now. It is big here, and the weather is decent, and honestly the people are really nice. Dont dare ask anyone for directions, unless you have fifteen minutes to spare. They start telling you the history of the road and where things used to be, but now there is a this or that in its place, which is a sad thing because they really liked to eat at the old place that was there. They start, and then they just keep going on and on. Eventually you just drive away. Still not knowing where you are going, but have a really good idea of what the street used to look like. At the Alamo I met up with these two Minnesota girls. It seems like everyone I have been meeting is from Minnesota. They were super funny. We ended up eating at Johnny Rockets. It was this fifties diner type place. I ordered a chocolate malt, and the girls, Roxy and Lola, had cokes, vanilla and regular respectively. Of course their real names werent Roxy and Lola. Those were their get up on the bar and dance names. I guess they went to the Coyote Ugly last night, a bar that all the girls are allowed to get up and dance on the tables. However, it sounded like Roxy and Lola were acting more like Karen and Jill respectively. We were laughing about everything. They seemed to have this great innocent enjoyment of life. I think its a Midwest thing. Karen didnt have to go back to work, ever. So I tried to get her to go to Mexico with me. It isnt easy to convince people to simply up and change their plans. In fact, even though I am drifting aimlessly, when I make a decision, it is pretty difficult to sway me one way or the other. Look how long it took my to by a different laptop. I wonder what Ken from up in Austin is doing. He reminded me so much of a cross between Tony and Matt.