This is Vacation!!!
Trip Start Jun 30, 2008
9Trip End Jul 07, 2008
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- What do you call two Mexican's playing basketball?
- What do you call four drowning Mexicans?
- What do a brick and a 500 pound woman have in common?
Yikes! So yeah! That's what I learned today. For the most part today was a lazy day. We didn't have anything special planned, except for heading to Tito and Manina's vacation home in Temixco. It was about a two hour drive from Mexico City through the mountains, and on the way I got to hone my GPS skills a little more. I'm getting pretty good with that little thing. Italo likes it as well, so I think Aislynn probably has his next Christmas present picked out in her head already. If you are curious, and I know you are, the highest altitude reached on the toll road from Mexico City to Temixco is 9970 feet. I thought I'd share that just in case... well, just in case...I dunno, just wanted to share it I guess. The weekend home in Temixco is a beautiful, quaint place that seems to be stuck in a time where things moved a little slower and where people cared about the appearance of their property. It's one house among 7 to 8 that share a backyard. There is a nice large pool and party patio for those who come to visit to share some good memories together. According to Aislynn, about 50 years ago her grandparents and a few other families in their neighborhood in Mexico City all purchased this plot of land together, and built the property up to what it is. You'll get a better feel for it in my pictures, but it is literally a little paradise inside of a typical Mexican City
I spent most of the afternoon enjoying the weather, reading the Baburnama and a Travel Magazine, and listening to some Bob Marley on the porch of their casa. Later in the day we headed into Cuernavaca, where we did a little shopping and I used the internet to catch up on some emails. Italo, Aislynn, and myself ended our day sitting out by the dirty algae-ridden pool drinking beers, as I smoked a cigar (a La Gloria Cubana Sabrosa), just chatting and watching the lightning light up the night sky giving shape to some of the vegetation that had disappeared with the sun much earlier in the night. Sometimes getting to experience the things that I forget to do at home is what really ends up being the things that become the most memorable parts of my vacations. You have to savor those moments in life before they pass you by forever.