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Sunday, July 18, 2010

Home From the Land of my In-Laws

All told, we had a really fabulous vacation. All our major goals were met (get the kids dental care; sew up the real-estate deal; don't have any screaming fights) and we got to enjoy ourselves visiting the sights and swimming in the ocean. It wasn't too hot, it wasn't too cold, and although it WAS too wet, at least the torrential rain pretty much kept the mosquitos away.

The farmsitter took splendid care of the animals, and everyone looks fat and sassy. The goats are giving tons of milk, the ponies are friendly, and the dogs are ecstatic to see us again. Farmsitter is a treasure - I'm so thrilled and delighted to have found someone reliable and conscientious! I hope she never ever moves away.

I'll have plenty to write about later, but in the meantime, I need to go enjoy my first bath in three weeks. Here are a few pictures to tide you over!
Ex-Convent at Cuilapan - seventeenth century.

The view from the top of Homero's street. The mountains in the background are the Sierra Madre Occidental, and they separate Oaxaca from Vera Cruz state. It is raining high in the hills.

Homero and Alejandro (my Brother in law and Compadre) in the backyard of Alejandro's and Temy's house. The vines over their heads grow chayotes and zacate.

A young man preparing to don a "torito." The fireworks attatched to the frame will be lit and he will dance around and charge the crowd while sparks shoot out. This torito was part of the calendaria for the Church of the Sacred Heart of Christ's feast day, July 4th. Best fireworks show EVER!



4 comments:

Olive said...

Its ALWAYS good to come home, no place like it.

So glad for you that every thing worked out well with the sitter and that you enjoyed your vacation.

Michele B said...

Welcome Home Aimee & Family! By chance did you get any video of the fireworks? I'd be VERY VERY interested if so.

Aimee said...

Yes, Michele, I did, but I don't know how to upload it!!!

polly's path said...

So glad you are home,and I smiled when I read about your sitter. You may have to lock her up in one of your rooms or adopt her! Or feed her marvelous food...or promise her one of those pretty goat babies...whatever it takes to keep her.