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City Tour

Well here we are, the day is winding down to an end. It’s been a really long day today so far. I we’ve really done a lot of stuff. After the last update we headed out to a tour of the city. It was very interesting because of everything thing that we saw around the place. The city was really poor looking, even the “high” class areas that we went through in the city.

We did go through a few really high class areas apparently, but you really couldn’t tell. Like even though they were supposed to be the more wealthy areas of the city, they weren’t anything like the high class suburbs of america. The low class areas of the city though really were LOW class. I mean the poverty level is amazing, and how poor these people seemed.

During the tour we stopped at a few places and saw an iguana or two. The first place we stopped was this REALLY cool monument to like the founder of the city or something. I don’t remember exactly. But it was really neat and the carvings were amazingly awesome. Drew bear would have really like it. And if it weren’t right in the middle of a round-about it would be a really great place to get married, and have that in the background.

Another thing I really noticed about the city is that it’s very colorful and there’s ALWAYS live music somewhere around. It seems as though the people around here are happier, and also in some ways sadder. But there are lots of couples around, and many older people and the city is just so alive. I’m excited to find out if the rest of the week the city is as lively as it was this weekend. Or if it’s all just because of the weekend festivities.

After we left the monument we drove around some more and then went to this garden thing. Which again was really cool. For some reason while there I kept thinking about Adam, probably because of the HUNDREDS of ficus plants all over the place. I just kept thinking about how he’s be talking about what he’d do with each and every one of them. Including the ones they had carved into swans and baskets and the like.

In the gardens there were a couple more places that I think would be a great place to get married. The band shell for one, because along the sides it’s got this really pretty overhang of flowers and and the audience sits down in this pit type thing. It’d be very pretty. Another spot was the gardens around here. I really wanted Andrew to be here, because it would have been nice to just sit with him in those gardens and talk. Like we did at the museum in Santa Ana this past weekend. The third place was this really beautiful waterfall. It was absolutely amazing.

I know I’ve got all these places at that I want to get married. But I’ll probably end up getting married in some stupid place. LIke a church or something. Who knows. Even though there’s now FOUR places that I’d like to get married, I don’t think my family would be able to come to any of them. So I’ll probably have to get married in Iowa. If that ever happens!! Hopefully bush and his cronies won’t be able to stop it.

The whole area is just really pretty, even though it is more ghetto then NYC, and dirtier. But it’s not dirty in a bad way like I thought that NYC was. It’s I just don’t know how to describe it… So lively, so happy, so colorful.

From there we went to this art type museum, it was paintings of the history of the area. And there was this HUGE mural, which was depicting the EXACT same thing that the one at Chapman was that I just saw last weekend. I thought that was a strange coincidence. Anyways, again the paintings were all so pretty and I again wished that Andrew had been there to share it with me. We’re definitely going to have to come back. Maybe before the the China tour in 2013 and before his cruise in 2010… I’m thinking 2008, that should be plenty of time for us to save up the money for it.

After we got back from the tour a bunch of us went off into the market place, which is like RIGHT outside of our hotel. The whole thing was such a great experience. The life, and the color and the sound and just everything else.

I ended up buying 4 rings for $300. They were really cheap and I got them down from $450. And I think they’re really cool. I’m going to try and find Andrew something, but there’s SO MANY different things that I really think he’d like. It’s just hard trying to pick one thing.

About 1ish we got back to the hotel and changed and went and laid by the pool. A whole group of us. I’m pretty sure almost everyone knows that I’m gay now, Liz asked me, ‘What’s you’re friends name.” lol. And we talked a bit about my moving out there and stuff. Then just about an hour ago, Omar and I were talking and he brought up the whole Gay Marriage thing. Strange, eh. Oh well.

We all lounged around the pool tell about 2ish then came down to lunch. Which was REALLY great. It was this chicken breast wrapped in banana leaves and it had some really great tasting spices and stuff on it. I was amazed at how good it was. I can’t wait to see what dinner will bring us.

After dinner we all went out shopping again, but didn’t stay to long. I was back by the pool side with, Aaron, Liz, Omar, and one other person. I can’t remember who else was there right now though. We all lounged around talking, and Aaron splashed me, so I cannonball into the pool. it was funny shit.

I spent most of the rest of the afternoon up there hanging out and tanning. Hopefully I’ll have a really nice tan by the time I get back to Orange to see Drew. about 5:30 I left the pool side, but didn’t make it far before getting caught up in the beauty of the bright blue sky and the hotel’s inner court yard. I sat there on the ledge of the third story, looking out over the court yard, and the surrounding cathedrals thinking about how great a boy he is, and how much I want to be with him. For a long time. I can’t wait to get back to Orange to see him again. And hopefully work out a way that I CAN move there in June. Because the more I think about it, the more I want to do it.

I don’t yet know what the night holds for us. I really want to go out with everyone, but not for too late. Tomorrow’s going to be a long day. I think that everyone wants to go out to a bar again, but we’ll have to see about that.

Well, I think that’s about all for today. I know there’s some things that I’m forgetting, but I can’t think of them right now. Maybe I’ll write about them tomorrow.

Night all. And I love you Drew Bear, I hope you’re sleeping tight and having a good time, wherever you are. ::hugs::

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