Saturday, August 06, 2011
Washington, It's the water......
Occasionally we need a rude awakening. We need to see what family values are, we need to reaffirm that life down south is indeed all it is cracked up to be.
How do we do it?
Easy, a trip NOB seals the reaffirmation of the existence of a wacky crazy world out there that the normal is having time to enjoy your mid day meal while you are driving on the freeway, trying to dodge the cars that are also either eating their lunch, or in the morning dodging cars with people putting on makeup on their way to their 8 to 5 job.
We needless to say are in the states, summoned for a handful of reasons, couple of weddings a retirement party, birthday celebration and tending to a little old company business.
First of all, it is a real hassle flying anywhere these days. Separating you luggage into half a dozen bins on the way to the security xray machine.
Not at the Guadalajara Airport but in Seattle.
Computer in one, belt and shoes in another, wallet, pen, glasses, change and keys in another, God help you if you have anything else remotely resembling electronics which I did, a GPS and digital camera for which I was chastised for not putting in a separate bin....
Give me a *$%@+#** break......
Anyway, my wife enjoyed her last years birthday celebration when we enjoy a few nights in Catalina, so we trekked over to the San Juan Islands for a few days this year for her birthday.
Beautiful absolutely gorgeous country, lands with wild foxes crossing the roads, pristine waters with billowing clouds, a nice change from the downpours we had in Patzcuaro on our last days there.
The Pacific North West has to be one of the most beautiful places in the US.......when it's not raining.
I think that is a window from July 15 to September 1.
Although we had great weather while we were there our last day there we had a overcast drizzly day.
It was indeed funny to see people in Seattle sitting and laying outside anywhere they could in the sun. Seems the sun don't shine there very much judging from the pasty white completions of the people walking around.
We had dinner the other night, came out of the restaurant at almost 10 o'clock and it was still dusk light outside.... almost like when we were in Alaska, real long days......
Anyway, Northern California is our spot for the next few weeks, catching up on stuff, getting ready for some weddings, parties and meetings. A chance to reaffirm of why Mexico is more satisfactory for my hypertension......
More to follow!