I was going to have Jim Garvey, Georgianne, Gary, etc. sign this card but I can't seem to get it done - I went to George's grad. party a couple of days ago in the rain but nobody you knew was there.
This weekend's plan goes like this -
Thursday [June 17, 1982] - Garcia-Weir concert, New Haven
Friday [June 18, 1982] - off from work (do you believe it?) Graduation practice in the morning, leave for Cape Cod to see Garcia-Weir; Joe is driving Georgianne + me
Saturday [June 19, 1982] - Graduation in afternoon, leave for Maine with Joe + Georgianne
Sunday [June 20, 1982] - spend day in Maine, see Garcia-Weir at Cumberland Civic Center, drive back
AND I WORK ON MONDAY!!!
Joe is buying lots of supplies - all we have to pay for is food, Joe is provideing everything else - gas, etc. He is a great person isn't he! He just wants company and I'm sure George + I will make the trip more fun than it would be if he went alone. Poor Joe really gets lonely - he says I can come visit him anytime, call anytime. He's 28 and hasn't had a girlfriend for 6 years - not that I am a "girlfriend" - that's why I feel comfortable with him, because he considers me a friend.
Well anyhow my plan for the summer is partially dependent on what happens with the car - if I have to spend more than $200 on the transmission plus spare tire I can't go. The McLintocks [her paternal uncle Thomas McLintock and his wife Mary] sent me a graduation present (check) which puts me almost over the - margin of doubt? - anyhow I'm pretty sure I'm going - July 12 we go to Buffalo, down along Great Lakes, out to Boulder, we roam around Colorado for a while. There are ancient indian cliff dwellings at Mesa Verde which we can visit - hopefully camp out in the crumbling ruins - wild, huh! Also sand dunes, cacti, mountain flowers - then we head for Oregon, down the coast of California, maybe into Mexico. I found out that you don't need a passport, immunizations, etc if you only stay 72 hours in Mexico, but you do have to buy Mexican car insurance which has rates by the day, but I don't know how much. It would be great to know we were in Mexico, see all the hot dusty marketplace streets and adobe buildings + little brown children - but that will be in August and maybe the heat will be too intense for us - we want to go through Arizona + New Mexico but if it is unbearably hot we'll have to forget it - my car doesn't have good ventilation - no swinging windows on the two front doors and the back windows don't open at all!
But we should get to the McLintocks' place + stay with them late in August, then head home.
There are donkey tours down the Grand Canyon trails which you can make reservations for - apparently it is the greatest way to see the canyon - the donkeys stop at the edge of a cliff and you hold on for your life, sweat + be terrifited - it is $22 for the South Rim tour and $38 for the North Rim tour and $110 for overnight, I don't know if I can afford any of these - it sounds great but I migght have just as much fun putting $22 into the gas tank and driving down some winding mountain road, or buying sandals in Mexico for $22 (imagine - Mexican Sandals!) or $22 worth of beads or something - I don't know. Also we're seeing the Dead for 2 shows in Red Rock - there is also one show in Washington which we could conceivably go to - maybe I should save my money for that.