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We pulled in, and he ambled across the road to greet us, "Hola, hi there, Peso senores, any spare pesos amigos?" At a dozen to a dollar, it was a hard pitch to reject, even harder when you factor in the remoteness and merciless heat of his locale. Who doesn't have a spare peso? And soon enough, he had ours.
Going Home to Wisconsin and Texas
Being home in winter for the first time in ten years showed me how far away I had gone. Once you get used to warm winters, visits to the Northlands become like trips to Disneyland, almost unreal. Yet there was no doubt that I walked on the ice of Lake Winnebago and showed the boy what the ice fishermen were up to with their big drills and chairs and warm boots.