The Campaign For DA

1.05.2010

Greetings -- The Inkernet Is Hard To Come By

  • Remember how I always talk about walking away from it all? I've found my destination.
  • For the first time in my life, I don't have one single American franchise restaurant within 50 miles of me (maybe more.)
  • Everyone here has a very modest home with a tin roof. Maybe that's the way it should be.
  • I haven't seen anything other than a vehicle that can provide transportation. Maybe that's the way life should be?
  • Absolutely pristine beaches and water. It's like a postcard.
  • My temporary landlords took us to an even MORE desolate stretch of beach that is less than a quarter mile from their house.
  • I awake every morning to some retarded rooster. And then Howler Monkeys can be heard after that. I just lie (lay?) there and take it all in.
  • It is truly the jungle.
  • I met a guy today who was the subject of a book called, I think, Searching For Captain Zero. Google it. (Although he was quick to tell me his story is on YouTube.) Funny bit: He was wearing an OU cap and he rode down the gravel road on his bike with two dogs following him.
  • Sidenote: The weather in Wise County looks insane! I actually was mad when I left on Friday because the weather was good. I wanted to be away from bad weather. Wish: Granted. Hang tight my bruthers!
  • I'm typing this in an outdoor restaurant, after dark, in shorts and t-shirt, with the temperature (I would guess), in the low 70s.
  • I've gone body surfing two mornings in a row before 6:00 a.m. Yep, you read that right.
  • This place, for some reason, plays 80s "slow rock" everywhere.
  • This town (Puerto Viejo) has only one paved bicycle. And people walk, scooter, and dirt bike everywhere. This morning I saw a girl on a bike, with a surfboard, and with a toddler. (I'm not making this up.)
  • My mom told me before I left to look out for the six foot iguanas (she lived with dad while dad was stationed in Panama during the Korean War.) I thought she was crazy. Mom, I want to apologize: I came across a six foot iguana.
  • I didn't find out TCU lost until 6:00 p.m. the next day. TVs are no where.
  • There's not a single building in this town over two stories tall. There are no chain hotels. There are some "nice hotels" but they look like 20 room units built off gravel roads into the jungle. I went to one last night to sign up for a hiking trip in a national forest. Isolated and great.
  • An ocean side lot (cut into the jungle) will run you about $250,000.