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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Hangin' in Hermosillo!

Success! I found a free wifi café about 5 blocks from where I parked last nite – and I was able to communicate in both English and Spanish, although the guy spoke great English.

I then found the Universidad de Sonora and spoke with the lengua profesor Rebeka who will meet with me after her classes at 5:15 in her office so we can talk about teaching me espanol! I HOPE she will do it or knows of an intensive class I can take.

I also found a sushi restaurant who will give me their oil in a few days – if I understood him correctly, and he me.

I need to keep looking for oil but now I’m parked at the university with my door open in case someone wants to speak with me. I was going to park in front of Rebeka’s office and wait for her but it is not on campus and when I was getting ready to leave, a young womon Patricia ran up to me and began speaking excitedly in Spanish.

When she found out I could barely speak, should took my blog address and email and promised to email. I look forward to communicating with her.

Since I’ve been parked here, a group of young womyn have asked to take a picture of the truck, which they did. There is not much foot traffic here but I’ll be patient – I’m not really ready to converse deeply with anyone yet.

I will rest a little and then continue looking for aceite vegetal usar – which I hope means used vegetable oil!

I have survived!

I have survived the nite unscathed! Broken rules et al.

I wake with the sun and have made my coffee already. I check the water leak on the floor and as I suspected, it must have just been a spill probably when I hit that last speed bump (ha! Speed mountain is more accurate) and not damaged tank or hose.

I read AAA’s tour book that incredibly makes no mention of immersion schools or even hints for learning Spanish.

It does however explain about toll roads vs non-toll roads and as soon as I find and filter enough oil, I’ll head for the non-toll roads. Unless I find an immersion school here.

I will head out and see what I can find.