Sunday, October 14, 2007
10.13.07: St. Andrew's, Detroit
My favorite part of this day was seeing my cousin Hugo and his wife Carmen. Unfortunately, we were only able to hang out for a short period after the show, but it was better than nothing. I hadn't see them in years. I can't even remember the last time to be honest; it might have been their wedding. Regardless, it was nice to see them again.
My one experience with Hugo that always sticks out in my mind was when I was "helping" him in Matamoros with something. I don't exactly remember what we were doing, but it involved me needing to drive his truck as he drove another vehicle. I guess we were dropping off one of the vehicles somewhere. The problem was that I was only 13 and didn't really know how to drive just yet, much less drive in Mexico, where rules of the road don't matter.
I told Hugo my concerns, and as logical step, he decided to give me a quick driving lesson, which I felt gave me enough confidence to get me in the swing of things; however, that confidence all flew out the window when a little bus (called a combi) cut me off. I panicked. I didn't seem to understand the function of the brake, and swerved into the combi's bumper. Needless to say, I scraped the front side of Hugo's truck; it could have been a lot worse.
Hugo was completely cool about it; he didn't even looked phased about the whole thing. He's a real class act. I felt so guilty and like a complete failure. Fortunately, I've never been in an accident since.
Speaking of accidents, Darren had a scary experience as he almost fell off the stage, again.
Photos by Megan (http://flickr.com/people/livewithyourheart).