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Travel Log #2 - Day 1

Sam and I left my friend Paul Hudson's house in San Diego this morning and entered Baja , Mexico via Tijuana . We paid a little over $100 for Mexican Auto Insurance (always get insurance, I'll explain why later) for a period of 20 days. We also paid $30 for a vehicle entry permit and $20 each for tourist cards.

Yesterday we paid about $800, on tune ups, parts, etc... Actually more than a grand when you factor in fixing the clutch as well. This paltry sum is nowhere what I paid to maintain the truck over the past 3 years of ownership. Whatever, at least we are finally off!!! The drug dealer chick Erica who we had intended to be our filmer pulled out last minute fortunately. Although it sucks we're out a filmer, it is definitely for the best. She was delusional...

Our new mechanic friends who helped us in San Diego Abraham and Angel hooked us up with free labor costs. They only charged for the parts, which were already pricey enough. The clutch mercifully managed to give out the initial day we had intended to leave. It is weird being stoked for shitty occurrences like that. It could have happened in the desert though, which would have been substantially worse.

We drove about 100 miles south to Ensenada where I ordered camarones al ajillo for 80 cents so I thought. They were actually $8. I am retarded, but I got it now. Divide the cost in pesos by 10 to get the price in dollars. I have always been a math wiz.

After eating we drove until sunset to Rosario . We checked into the Baja Cactus Hotel for $25 American and called it a day. We made friends with the hotel receptionist Manuel who used to be a narco-trafficante in Colorado. He sold heroin until he got caught and sent off to jail for a potentially 5-40 year term. He served 1 year and was deported to Mexico. He had a big burn mark on his arm where he had missed his vain shooting heroin. He told me the residual poison made his skin bubble in that area for months. Interesting I thought, I think I am going to ratchet up THE CLUB for my trucks steering wheel a little tighter tonight. People lead such crazy lives.

We ate in an overly priced restaurant, where I promptly ordered shrimp again in an effort to satiate my cravings. After that we headed back to our little motel and called it a night. Don't worry, of course I remembered to install THE CLUB!!!!

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