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... to expect and I had such great memories I kind of wanted to keep them pure, under glass and undisturbed by anything new. Admittedly, not everything that went down in SLP my first time there was great but even those few incidents can now be looked back at with a laugh and they do make for good storytelling.
I needn't have worried. Carlos, his friends (many with children now), his sister Lili, her husband (and now ...
... two kids all converged here in SLP for Christmas and here I am. Wow! So while I am sad that I won't see the lovely faces of my sweet Chisa and my family this Christmas, how lucky I am to have these wonderful people with whom to spend the holidays.
Here's to loved ones and all the special people in your life. May you all have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Peace and love,
... They stop at 6 pm and clear the road so traffic can get through at night." I looked at him, said nothing for a few seconds as I let this information and all its implications sink in. "Que tontería, es tan peligroso manejar aquí por la noche/that's ridiculous, it's super dangerous to ride this road at night". He shrugged his shoulders and said he agreed but that's the way it is. It's impossible to get through. I'm not sure if I've ever felt more despondent on my motorcycle as I ...
Why are there herds of goats feeding in the median, and along the edge of the highway? This question vexed me for a long while as I sped South along highway 57 through the high desert of northern Mexico. Why aren't they eating in the fields like other self-respecting animals? Then I looked at the fields (actually hundreds of square kilometers of stony dirt covered with weird little trees that seemed like cacti) and I understood. The Government ...
... mom picked me up around noon, and we went to their house for lunch. In the afternoon Eli took me to the local "Ghost Town". Cerro de San Pedro was a flourishing mining town hundreds of years ago, but became a ghost town when the mining collapsed, partly due to the lack of water resources. About 4 years ago a Canadian mining company began operations in the adjacent hills and mountainside, much to the chagrin of the few locals who still lived in the area. The incredible scarring of ...
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