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2000 - South Padre, Aquismon, East Coast of Mexico

January 1 - Sat - South Padre Island - Sea Grape

South Padre Island - Sea Grape - Matamoros - Garcia's.


Rovan's Breakfast 24.00
Coffees at Island Traders 6.00
Map of South Texas 2.00
Mexican Visas 30.00
Parking & Toll 3.00
Cab to Bus Station 7.00
Bus Tickets to Aquismon 52.00
Cab to Garcia's 6.00
4 beers at Garcia's 8.00
Pizza at Da Pizza Joint 35.00
Total: US $ 173.00

2 - Sun - Aquisman - Kelly's palapa -

Sun - Aquismon - Kelly's palapa - Tequila with Willie at Manolo's


Water at 7-11 1.00
Cab to Brownsville 35.00
Cab to Bus Station 7.00
Water at Station 1.00
Beers & Tacos at Mantes 5.00
Beers at Valles 3.00
Cab to Aquismon 20.00
Carne Asada, Beer & Tequla at Manolo's 24.00
Total: US $ 96.00

3 - Mon - Aquismon - Kelly's palapa -
Breakfast at El Laurel 7.00
Water .50
4 Beers 2.00
Bread & Cheese 1.60
Cookies, Coke & Water 1.40
Beers at Lupita's 11.00
Total: US $ 23.50

4 - Tue - Aquismon - Kelly's palapa -
Breakfast at El Laurel 40.00
Cab to El Crucero 24.00
Bus to Tamuzanchale 20.00
Combi from Xilitla crucero to Las Pozas 10.00
Entrance fee to Las Pozas 20.00
Beer and Coke 12.00
Beers with chips 26.00
Carta Blanca's El Comedor 24.00
Pen at a papeleria 1.50
Dinner at Cayo's 120.00
Lomotil 32.00
Bus back to Aquismon cruc. 30.00
Cab to Casa Willie 20.00
Milk, cookies, nescafe, choco-milk mix 42.00
Total: MEX: 429.00

5 - Wed - Tampico - Hotel Imperial -
4 beers at el crucero 24.00
Bus to Valles 40.00
Water 10.00
Bus to Tampico 166.00
Cab to Hotel Capri 20.00
Beers at Fiesta Pool Hall 16.00
Hotel Imperial 180.00
Barra del Puerto Beers 57.00
VIPS Dinner 148.00
Manila Beer Haus 10.00
Water, Ice Cream 27.00
Total: MEX: 698.00

El Tajin

El Tajin



6 - Thu - Papantla - Hotel Totonacapan -
7 - Fri - Papantla - Hotel Totonacapan -
8 - Sat - Xalapa - Hotel Esparta -
9 - Sun - Xalapa - Hotel California -
10 - Mon - Overnight Bus to Palenque -
11 - Tue - Palenque - Posada La Selva -

Palenque

Palenque

Palenque



12 - Wed - Palenque - Posada La Selva -
13 - Thu - Palenque - Posada La Selva -





14 - Fri - Merida - Casa Bowen - 



15 - Sat - Puerto Morelos - Hotel Inglaterra -
16 - Sun - Isla Mujeres - Hotel Marcianito -



17 - Mon - Isla Mujeres - Hotel Marcianito -
18 - Tue - Isla Mujeres - Hotel Marcianito -





19 - Wed - Isla Mujeres - Hotel Marcianito -
20 - Thu - Merida - Casa Bowen -
21 - Fri - Merida - Hotel San Jose -



22 - Sat - Villahermosa - Hotel Los Arcos -
23 - Sun - Veracruz - Hotel Mexico -



24 - Mon - Veracruz - Hotel Mexico -





25 - Thu - Tuxpan - Hotel Del Parque -

Veracruz to Tuxpan.


26 - Wed - Aquismon - Kelly's palapa - Tuxpan to Aquismon - Drinking with Willie

27 - Thu - South Padre - Sea Grape - 

Aquismon to South Padre - Sea Grape - Waking up to the bat. 8 hour bus to Matamoros. Cab to SPI. Lightning wind and rain. $100 and keys to the room. Drinks at the Irish Pub. "You got yourself a good daddy". Pizza Hut. 


28 - Fri - Austin - Hole in the Wall - Home - 

Fri - Walk up to Irish Pub. Talk to Kelly. Get car. Jennifer. Coffee at the Irish Pub. $40 more dollars. The usual awkward silences. Drive back to Austin. 127 miles to Kingsville with an empty gas tank. Read the first 30 pages of "War & Peace" to Jennifer. Into Austin at 7:00 pm, straight to the Hole in the Wall. Greetings all around. Sit a table with Rick & Shelly. Jennifer works for a couple of hours. Drinks 10 shots of tequila. Get a quarter of coke. Walk up to Showdown. Briefly see Michel, Eman and Keri. Walk up to Mojo's to say hey to Justin. Back to Hole. Check out McCoy's new band, the American People. Jennifer up on the tables. We leave by 1:00. Not enough cocaine. Too much beer. Briefly talk to Sam. Found out I'd given him a hot check. Jennifer signs her Showdown check to him (163.47) Pass out without unpacking.


29 - Sat - Up with the traveler's reflex at 8:30. Check mail and phone messages. Nothing really to justify concern. Start unpacking. Freezing cold outside. Straightening the room while Jennifer watches TV. Pilar calls and we talk for a while. Make the requsite calls to my parents. Lounge around and straigten up the room all morning and afternoon. Clean out a few boxes in the garage. Pull all the stuff out of our Y2K cache. Have some soup and crakers. Jennifer has to work at the Showdown at 6:00. She leaves early to grab coffee and stop by the Hole. I work on the chronology for a while. Check email. Work out for about 30 minutes - good stretches, listening to music. At ten, I ride the bike up the the Showdown to help Jennifer. Stop by Mojo's to see Justin. Down to the Hole but it was crowded and the band sucked. Ran into Allison. Helped Jennifer close up. Listening to Al Green on the jukebox. Stopped by HEB for a few groceries. Read magazines for a while and get to sleep by 3.