Sunday, October 01, 2006

Day26PM and 27. Del Rio, TX
By Jessica<

We got into the border town of Del Rio, Texas quite late. The drive had been long and tiring.

It took a while to find the business and hotel district. We took a few wrong turns and ended up at the Mexico-US border checkpoint. In the night, it looked like there was just a big dark ocean beyond.

We kept roaming through the streets... passing drive-thru liquor stores and makeshift shack-at-the-side-of-the-road restaurants, and finally found a hotel on a strip filled with giant lit-up signs for pancakes and gasoline.

In the morning, a man at the hotel rang the bell at the lobby entrance, and the office clerk gave us some cookies and water for the journey.

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