Emile and I were lucky to have had the chance to spend almost two weeks in Barra de Navidad, Mexico and have just recently returned from that trip. It was a wonderfully relaxing time for both of us – we enjoyed long walks, swimming in a warm ocean, catching up with old friends, and making new ones.
This is a blog about gratitude and so I thought I would share photos of a few of the reasons I have to be grateful.
Having the chance to see cool and unusual creatures!
Spending time with dear friends.
Being able to bring supplies to the local school.
Watching as our favorite beach was undergoing much needed restoration.
and then thanking the backhoe operator for his hard work with a Coconut Cream Pie!
Finding our old friend, Jose of the Malecon, at his new workplace!
Playing Scrabble or Bananas with Emile almost daily!
Delivering one last Chocolate Cream Pie for our “hostess” Cynthia on the day we left.
And lastly, having a warm safe place to come home to. Many thanks to the good neighbors that watched over our home and our fluffy kitty while we were away. We’re both so grateful that we were able to take some time to unwind… and very thankful to have been missed while we were gone. We’re lucky ducks to be sure.
As we sat in the airport in Los Angelos awaiting our flight, I was texting with my son, Coco, and in trying to explain the affinity I feel for Mexico (the people, the weather, the food, and the bright colors everywhere), I said, “I think I was Mexican in a past life” and he wrote back, “Mom, I think you’re still Mexican!” You know, he just might be right.
A wise man travels to discover himself. James Russell Lowell
Take vacations… go as many places as you can. You can always make money; you can’t always make memories. Unknown