Wednesday, October 3, 2007

texas - spanish for "deer detailer".

We are in Austin after a million and a half miles of boring, 2 hours of being sick (carlos),

I have thus far not been able to see my friend Matthew, because we just got in. So we're in a Day's Inn, and we might not leave.

on an aside note, carlos has given texas a new name. the "nothing to show me" state, as the interior is 8 hours of the same landscape punctuated by the occasional mesa or dilapidated town full of rude people.

even ruder than people from NJ.

texas smoots:

trek from seattle to austin started out with
an absolute beautiful trek through southeastern
utah and northeastern arizona. canyon country
is a must see for any crisscrossing journeyman.
pictures will be posted once my camera battery
is charged. didn't get a chance to do any hiking
as we were pressed for time. but we'll try to get
back there someday to experience the full tour.
also, props to the chatty lady at the grand canyon
bookstore, who upon no request, gave me the
backstory into the life of a bookseller in a
national treasure. i had happened to mention
that i work ina bookstore in boston, which
she responded with an "oooh! my golly! boston!"
i bought a book on the history on the grand
canyon and some postcards which i'll frame.
i'm too cheap for postage but too cheap for
postcard frames apparently. overall, this is
as close to a religious experience as it gets
[for me at least]

drive through flagstaff and new mexico
went smooth until, well, i'll keep this simple:
kids, remember not to mix your caffeine tablets
with mcdonald's hotcake breakfasts. i found
this out the hardway, and am paying for it
on both ends. wink ugh wink.

we both were excited to experice texas.
well, we experienced it. i'm sure texas has
a lot to offer and as soon as it shows me
something to offer i'll be the first to say
what an awesome place texas is. or is it
"tey-hass!" the mesas were great. and the
various abandoned towns and oil rigs
scattered throughout. but its very large
and very remote. at least interstate ten is.
the best part is that the speed limit is
eighty. EIGHTY! montana is only 75mph.
i guess here if you saunter off the road
you'll either drive into dried up riverbed
or eventually find yourself on another
highway. overall, if your ever going to
copy our journey, spend the extra day
in the grand canyon and just drive thru

now i'm lying in bed reading about the
red sox and watching mythbusters which
is what i'd be doing if i were home and
had the pricey cable package. either
mythbusters or meercat mansion.