it is now officially sunday (because it's 12:10am)
we're in Bend, Oregon which has become one of our famous places on earth.
in review, this tour has consisted of:
-a 2am arrival at a hostel (which we thought was a hotel) whose check-in time ends at 10pm, where in which we woke the security guard who found it in his heart to check us in anyway
-rachel slicing her foot open in a sorta-dirty river in Tennessee
-paul getting his wallet stolen (same river)
-the 4am check-in at the Budget Inn on Holloway in Durham, NC, which turned out to be a crack/whore house, where in which rachel was propositioned by a gentleman from his car who thought her a prostitute, and Ben was grabbed at the shoulder by a cop who told him "do not stay here. you do not belong here. it is not safe here".
-the girls discovered a live scorpion in their room here at the Seventh Mountain Resort in Bend, which ben and i promptly trapped with a glass and a cutting board, and relocated it back to nature (our backyard).
in light of these events, i'd like to designate this tour, "adventure tour".