The best planning never involves
planning. From my experience, planning never pencils out. My ‘plan’
is more spontaneous. His majesty, St. Lewis and I spent the entire
sum of $2,500 given to us by the government on robust supplies of
liquor, tobacco and firearms. We don’t need that other traditional
supply stuff; we’ll shoot our way acrosst that bridge when
we get there. And for our enjoyment while we’re away, the
mercenaries feel that we should have as much tobacco and liquor
on hand as possible. We have day to day standards that need to be
met to make our journey as comfortable and leisureful as possible.
We plan on smoking and drinking heavily for the duration of our
trip. Being this our last night in civilization, Lewis and I made
sure to inspect and sample each purchase, just to make sure they
are not poisonous.
May 13, 1804