My son, when he is traveling, likes to use a pseudonym. Last year he was Ricardo Harvez. I am not sure where the Ricardo came from, but the Harvez came about because of a salvage job he worked in Texas a couple of years ago. He was about the only laborer on the site that was not Hispanic. When I received his W-2 to do his taxes the next January they had his last name listed as Harvez instead of Harvey.
This year as you can see on our credits http://gardenseeds.org/credits page, he is going by Marshall Lindermann & Harvey INC… Well, at least he spelled the Harvey right this time. Now, when I set up this blog for him to blog about his experiences, we settled on the pseudonym Basswood. I am going to let you try and figure out how Basswood relates to him.
Back to Basswood: “In Valladolid Mexico after two rides from the airport.” I got that message at 1:35 on December 2nd. Now, to be fair to him, he did also mention that the humidity was getting to him. (Remember the snowstorm that he left in?) But my point is: that is why I will be talking about other things besides just what Basswood is doing now.
I hope you caught the fact that he said he got “two rides.” Yes. He is trying to hitchhike across Mexico this time. (Last year I took him to the bus station in Duluth, Minnesota, and he took busses all the way to Panama where he had to take a ferry to Columbia because there are no busses to Columbia. But that is a story for another day.)