Ok, this is for my good buddy corvette johnny from the New Jersey board who says I tell good stories. The following is a true two part epic and the names have been changed to protect the not so innocent. Somebody at work said I should do a screenplay.
So, we take off from Houston for Big Bend National Park in my truck for the 600 mile journey, three friends and myself, four sets of headphones and two captain’s chairs in the bed.
We head west on I-10 and hit the small town of Sanderson where we procured 20 cases of beer, y’all come back now you here.
Back on the interstate we spy a Chevy Vega with Louisiana plates and two nice looking girls heading from New Orleans to Los Angeles on vacation. After a brief chat on the side of the road we Shanghai them to the park for some camping.
About 500 miles in I give up the wheel, sit in a chair in the back, take something mind altering and enjoy the mountains on both sides and Steely Dan.
Life can turn on a dime.
All the guys had their own tents. Lizard and Bernice hit it off at once, shared the tent for the week, eventually got married and had kids.
Linda shared tents with myself and Davis on alternating nights, myself first of course.
She never spent time with Hank but they ended up getting married, go figure.
The girls helped eliminate our supply of stuff so I was elected to wade the Rio Grande into Mexico, since I was the only that spoke any Spanish and took care of it, thanks University of Houston.
There was a side trip into Mexico on a hand pulled ferry across the river and a mule ride into the town with a bar with no windows and a bad pool table. The “town” is Bouquillas, Mexico. We split a bottle of Mezcal among other things and Davis drank the worm.
part two to follow.