Holiday Greetings

The Miracle of Egg Nog and Baileys

The Miracle of Egg Nog and Baileys (Photo credit: matthewhooper)

Winter Solstice Fire Festival

Winter Solstice Fire Festival (Photo credit: lucasw)


Festivus (Photo credit: tom16602)

English: Hanukkah menorah, known also as Hanuk...

English: Hanukkah menorah, known also as Hanukiah. Česky: Chanukový svícen chanukija (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Greetings to all. May your holiday be merry and bright! May you sit by the fire (tv) comfy with your egg nog or favorite beverage surrounded by that which makes you happy. Christmas, Hanukah, Solstice, Kwanza, Festavus or what ever you celebrate may it be a good one.

Rockefeller Center Christmas tree

Rockefeller Center Christmas tree (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


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A Quiet Peaceful Holiday

DSCF2524May your christmas be joyful, peaceful and satisfying. Here in San Felipe mine is definitely peaceful, very few people stayed for the holidays here at Pete‘s Camp. My street is almost empty of residents a strange sight at this time of year. One of the things that was missing this christmas were the fire works -sheesh Mexico and no fireworks 😦 This place is getting to civilized for my tastes. Thankfully I found my favorite hot chocolate and matching that with a coffee liqueur

Spanish churros with hot chocolate.

Spanish churros with hot chocolate. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

and brandy in my tea and the holiday has been a merry one. I do miss my pets and some humans, of course, this is the first christmas in a long time I haven’t had a fur pal to snuggle. I will get another fur pal-when the time is right.

I have been a bit of a grump, grinch, Debby downer during the holidays and to all who have had to put up with this behavior I apologize. I have always had a difficult time with the holiday season and have often said to myself “If I had the money I’d go somewhere they don’t celebrate christmas and return when it is all over!”. I do like somethings about the holidays; the decorations, christmas lights, fire in the fireplace, eggnog, hot chocolate, fruit cake (ya I’m one of those!) and the smells of pine and goodies baking in the kitchen. Some things I could do without; drunks, insistent christmas music everywhere, crowds, phony sales on TV, phony baloney well wishes from people you know don’t like you, did I mention crowds?

Tonight I’m going to have a fire in my chiminea and watch the pretty flames and smell the mesquite burning and have a toast to al those who are not here this year. That list is a long sad one this year, Maybe next year will be better, let’s hope.

I am off for my daily walk on the beach and to enjoy the cool breeze and the sights of the birds and maybe there will be dolphins swimming off the beach today, who knows?

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Trip Plans Coming together

The above photos are from Casita de las flores where I am staying in San Miguel Mexico

This is what I have accomplished so far; I have the plane reservations made and paid for we will be leaving Houston on Continental at about 1230hrs arriving Leon airport about two and half hours later where we will be picked up by a van and driven from Leon to San Miguel which should take about an hour and a half. I have arranged for someone to pet sit my animals while I am on the trip. We will be staying at the Casita de Las Flores, hopefully this will be a good experience.

The biggest surprise is the cost of airfare. The cost to fly to Mexico has risen steeply in my opinion and I grumbled about the price. If I visit again I might try taking the bus from Nuevo Laredo across the border from Laredo Texas. The bus leaves in the evening and arrives in the morning in Guanajato Mexico where one changes buses to San Miguel. Sounds like an adventure to me. Although riding all night through Mexico sounds exhausting, but people do it all the time and survive.

My plan is to travel light, I’ll see how that works out. I always take to much of the wrong stuff. My concern now is taking comfortable shoes, most of the streets in San Miguel are cobblestone and the sidewalks are uneven and narrow, sometimes the walk way is obstructed and the curbs are high and difficult to manage for an old lady like me. San Miguel has been nicknamed the City of Fallen Women, so many women have taken such hard falls there because they were so distracted by the views they tumbled off the steps, sidewalks, or cobblestones and hurt themselves. I hope I don’t do that, I bruise to easy and being large would most likely hurt something badly.

I am toying with the idea of buying a new camera for the trip just haven’t committed to the idea with money…. yet. From the photos I have seen by others this is a beautiful town with lots of photo opportunities. We will be there for a national holiday so there will be more photo opportunities with the fiestas and parades going on to celebrate Mexican Independence Day. I hear it is a noisy and joyful occasion.

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