Mexico – 7.27.1999

Ok, today was a really long day.  We got up at our regular hour of 7 o’clock and went to class.  It was our last day of Spanish class and he told us to keep reading and practicing Spanish or we would lose it.  It’s kind of sad that the trip is coming to a close.  It’s been really hard and a lot of work but it has helped me tremendously and I’m so grateful that I had this opportunity.  On the other hand I’m extremely ready to go home.  First and foremost I miss my girlfriend.  We always have so much fun together and when I get home we will have a week together before she goes back to Purdue.  Secondly I miss my incredible apartment and huge double bed.  Other things I miss are my computer and car.  Also, restaurants and going to the Lennox with my girlfriend.  

Mexico – 7.26.1999 – Johanna

Yesterday was a free day and we spent the day relaxing.  First, Jen, Angela, Greg and I went to town for some lunch.  We ate  at the restaurant I went to on my day off and I got my regular burger and fries.  After that we walked around the town again but had gotten most of the shopping done the day before so it was pretty boring.  We went back to the hotel and Jen and I went to get some pictures of the city since the hotel was on top of a hill.  We sat for a couple hours overlooking the city and just talking about everything.  Afterwards we got Greg and Angela and ate dinner at the hotel restaurant.  Nothing too exciting happened that day.  

Mexico – 7.24.1999

I was just not feeling well this morning.  I also think it was due to both not getting enough rest and going out last night.  I woke up but just wasn’t feeling up to par and thought it better to just stay in than feel terrible all day.  The only thing I regret missing is the Del Monte factory.  I wasn’t too concerned about the farms.  

Mexico – 7.23.1999

Today was a great day.  We went to the GM production plant then to the Flexi shoe factory.  I really enjoyed walking through the GM plant and see production in progress.  Actually it gave me flashbacks of my accounting class.  We always had to watch these movies about production and how cost/expenses should be recorded.  The only thing that was a bit annoying was the 30 minutes of questions which cut down on our tour time. 

Mexico – 7.22.1999

As I was saying I went to bed early only to be woken up around 2:30am by two booze hounds named Jen and Angela.  They had gone to a bar with a few Mexicans and came back wasted.  Finally they quit bothering us and I got a whole hour of sleep before I had to awake at 5:30am.  Actually we were supposed to be ready at 5:30 but I was so tired I couldn’t make myself get up.  Finally I did and was on the bus.  I slept the whole time but it was kind of like torture because I was so tired and those bus seats are not comfortable at all.  Our first stop was at a water office where they regulate or control the irrigation systems.  I really couldn’t say because I was so tired that I couldn’t stay awake.  It seemed to me like that class went on and on.