Picnic Day in Davis and Picnic Day in Mendoza. A global celebration.
Met up with Simon this morning after sleeping in a bit. He is living in the Jesuit complex (which takes up a whole city block)…there`s the church, the living quarters, a school, office building, and a mellow courtyard with turtles roaming around.
We climbed up to the top of the bell tower and inhaled the beauty of Mendoza. We`re in the splat middle of downtown and that`s hard to tell when standing inside the walls of the complex. Big sky, lots of buildings, and the Cordillera in the background. Aconcagua is behind that Cordillera.
My homie, Mae, a fellow OA guide from Davis is studying abroad here in Mendoza for a few months, so of course we met up.
Our communication skills are rather lacking and after giving her the cross streets of where I am staying as well as a general time to meet, I headed out to stand on the street corner and wait, without a cellphone or any form of communication. Mae showed up! Epic middle of the street crosswalk hug, with a chorus of honking cars to boot.
“Dude, so you went out last night?” -Me
“Yea, I went out with my friend and we stayed out all night…til like 4 in the morning.” -Mae
“No way, we went out last night too. And we stayed out until around 4 or so.” -Me
“Yea, we went to some bar with awesome music. The music was so great.” -Mae
“Yea, us too! The music was rad! But there was no room to dance. There were so many people where we were.” -Me
“Yea, did it happen to be called….hmm…Rumbo Perdido?” -Mae
“DUDE! YES! WHAT! No way. Same bar. Same place. And I didn`t se you. Aw, epic fail.” -Me
“If we had run into eachother it would have been so cool. We would have been so cool. Wow.” -Mae
Simon, Cesar, Mae, and I cooked a feast of pasta la vista and then began our Picnic Day celebrations with our theme song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqxBM_c3NCg
Simon had experienced Picnic Day in full swing when he was in Davis, but Cesar had no concept of the epic-ness that is Picnic Day. Well, he kept up the pace and we danced all night long. Almost until the sun rose.