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Road Notes: Day 286

Updated: Mar 4, 2019

Shit Tiki (at the Life Is Shit Music Festival) was a lot of fun. I spent all of yesterday recovering, which mostly involved staying in bed and watching River's Edge starring Keanu Reeves, and Carrie (the original), and part of a documentary about the Battle of the Bulge, and part of a documentary about tiny homes and then I ordered a pizza.

We spent most of today exploring our options re: Mexico City. Apparently we're just outside the travel window for a Delta Airlines refund (due to the earthquake) so cancelling/rerouting at this point would involve considerable fees. We've been assured by a couple friends who live in the area that Day of the Dead celebrations will continue unabated and the locals are still welcoming travelers. It is that last part that has us the most worried. We know rescue efforts are still ongoing and we don't want to intrude or be onlookers to a community's pain.

Anyhow, we are going to do our best to be helpful, considerate, and compassionate and to blow as much money as possible while in country. The current plan is to split our time between Mexico City and Oaxaca, trying to catch a bit of the celebration in both. Wish us--and, more importantly, the Mexican people--luck.

Event photography by the very talented Caitlyn Willard. Find more of her work (and hire her!) at CaitlynWillard.com and Instagram.com/CaitlynWillard.

Road Notes are timed entries—written in thirty minutes or less at the end of our day. Considerations are made for spelling/legibility but not for grammar. Deal with it.

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