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Corpus Christi, TX

Hooray! We're in Corpus Christi!!

We got in yesterday, too late to do anything, but that's all right...we get all day today and tomorrow without shows!

I went exploring:

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Walked about 6 miles I think. There's a lot there, but it's kind of a depressed city and they're working on revitalizing the downtown. It kind of reminded me of Bayonne, only far cleaner and more empty.



Today I skipped the touristy stuff and ran errands. From the venue I walked down to the post office to pick up supplies for sending souvenirs. Then made a visit to a bank that would exchange my remaining pesos for American money. After that I made a hair appointment, but it wasn't for an hour so I walked back to the venue to drop off my stuff. Then I went back to the salon, got a haircut, and ate lunch at a little cafe next door.

This was about the time it really sank in that I was back in the states. Not that you can't get fancy lunches, haircuts, and stamps in Mexico (as Louis kindly pointed out to me earlier today :P). Spending time in Mexico just really made me appreciate everything our country provides for us. Those raw carrots didn't have to be soaked in iodine or drowned in lime juice before eating. The cafe was air conditioned, as was every building I visited in Corpus Christi today. Public bathrooms were everywhere, and one was not expected to pay to use them or provide one's own toilet paper. During my walk, I ran out of water and almost bought another bottle before realizing that there were water fountains on the oceanfront. I refilled my bottle and contemplated what it means to have public access to clean, FREE drinking water.

Nothing agaist Mexico...these are all conveniences I just didn't see while I was there. Going to Mexico made me more aware of many things Americans may take for granted.

So, then I went to a little thrift store and got a few tank tops (I have none! Oops!) and walked back to the venue to catch the bus. I think there is a WalMart run scheduled for tonight, so I'll restock on groceries and relax. Tomorrow I'd like to visit some of the museums on the oceanfront, and maybe spend a little time on the beach :)


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Chuck Wagner
Apr. 18th, 2016 02:17 am (UTC)
Really enjoying reading!
Thanks so much for sharing all this!
taz_39
Apr. 18th, 2016 02:22 am (UTC)
Re: Really enjoying reading!
Thanks! Glad you like :)
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