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panader0

(25,816 posts)
Thu May 20, 2021, 10:16 PM May 2021

I woke up in the train station in Los Mochis, Mexico.

I had slept the night in a chair, feet up on another chair. The people on the landing were up already,
busy with making coffee and biscuits in the shade next to the tracks. I saw a guy pass a few times,
he looked at me. I was a long haired gringo, the only gringo among the hundred or so folk on the landing.
Not a beer in sight, but I bought a coffee and a sweet roll and sat down, waiting for the train back to Arizona.
The guy finally came up to me and asked "tu sabes mota"? Do you know grass? Oh si I said, and he motioned me to
follow him. We walked a ways, off the landing and into the underbrush where there were a group of migrant
cotton picker guys, their cotton collection bags tucked under their belts, seemingly their only possession.
One of them rolled a huge joint and we all got quite stoned. Then another picked up a red ant and a black ant
in his palm, and we crowded around to watch the battle, laughing and cheering.
The train arrived and we headed back to the landing. The top of the train was covered by the migrant pickers,
riding for free. I boarded and headed home. There was beer on the train.

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I woke up in the train station in Los Mochis, Mexico. (Original Post) panader0 May 2021 OP
Very nice word picture. marble falls May 2021 #1
That was wonderful... Enter stage left May 2021 #2
It was wonderful. But I disagree about what would have made it better intrepidity May 2021 #11
... Kali May 2021 #3
From Los Mochis our masonry crew went to Topolobampo. panader0 May 2021 #4
I haven't been to Sinaloa Kali May 2021 #5
I built a church there years ago. I was the only heathen with the church group panader0 May 2021 #6
Mexico City was overwhelming to me Kali May 2021 #9
I smoked a huge joint once. JoeOtterbein May 2021 #7
That is an awesome piece of writing. You could seriously publish that in a poetry journal. Gaugamela May 2021 #8
One toke over the line sweet Jesus, one toke over the line... Blue Owl May 2021 #10

Enter stage left

(3,381 posts)
2. That was wonderful...
Thu May 20, 2021, 10:24 PM
May 2021

The only thing that could have made it better is if you had started it with:

"It was a dark and stormy night".

intrepidity

(7,189 posts)
11. It was wonderful. But I disagree about what would have made it better
Fri May 21, 2021, 01:03 AM
May 2021

"I am owed beer money and many experiences."

panader0

(25,816 posts)
4. From Los Mochis our masonry crew went to Topolobampo.
Thu May 20, 2021, 10:30 PM
May 2021

I had to go home early so they dropped me the night before at the station.
Back then, Topolobampo was idyllic. You could sit on the balcony of the restaurant next to
the small docks and order fish from the catch of the returning fishermen.

panader0

(25,816 posts)
6. I built a church there years ago. I was the only heathen with the church group
Thu May 20, 2021, 10:54 PM
May 2021

I went with. They liked my block laying ability and paid well. About ten days. I corrupted one of
their flock. I like Mexico. Everywhere I've been except Mexico City

Kali

(54,948 posts)
9. Mexico City was overwhelming to me
Thu May 20, 2021, 11:55 PM
May 2021

also I was a stupid teenager traveling with my family, but I would much rather visit small towns and rural areas. (any country! LOL)

JoeOtterbein

(7,694 posts)
7. I smoked a huge joint once.
Thu May 20, 2021, 11:31 PM
May 2021

Too expensive to roll now that peeps here in PA realized it's actually medicine.

Funny how that works.

Blue Owl

(49,370 posts)
10. One toke over the line sweet Jesus, one toke over the line...
Fri May 21, 2021, 12:40 AM
May 2021

Sittin’ downtown in a railway station, one toke over the line...



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