Friday, October 23, 2009
The Looooong Road Home
We were busy nearly every minute. That adds to the feeling that the drive home is twice as long..........In addition, the car was packed to the roof where there was not a "body" sitting. Below is the photo of where my body was up against all manner of things (most of which were NOT mine, I might add). There were also things under our feet both for me and in the front seat. The small trunk of the car was packed to the max. Fred suggested I call this blog "Death by Ranch Style Beans" as Ron had bought more beans then I could imagine and for some reason, that one thing kept flying out of bags. Hey, you've gotta look for the humor in these experiences, don't you think?
The photo at the very top of this post are the snakeskins, venom and small birds sold by the people who live in the desert up near Matehuala. Normally I would be upset at seeing this, but, I find it amazing that in this mostly uninhabited land these people can find anything to sell.
Every now and then they'll have an animal skin or a very large bird to sell also. I call them the "snake people". A bit of the culture that hasn't changed. Except that instead of trading for goods as they did hundreds of years ago, they now sell for money. There used to be billboards up telling people not to buy these things but I didn't see the billboards this trip. The times they are a'changing.
It was fun, but I'm ALWAYS glad to be home!