I had been released by the doctor who had me pumped up on cortisone and pain relievers in order to make the trip. He said, "Just don't jump into the waterfalls or fall or over-do it or.......". So I believed him and moved forward. Oh, I had gone to the Doc because I was in excruciating pain. I thought I had twisted something, but, in fact, I have three compressed vertebrae in my neck. Uh oh. I was surprised beyond words.
I had made my reservation back the first part of October. In fact, David, the tour guide said I was the first reservation. I had wanted to return to Chiapas since 2008. Now I had the opportunity.
Ha! The Universe has a way of letting you know when you're really not in control of anything! I awakened
Sunday morning sicker then a hound dog. Could hardly get out of bed. You name it, it was happening. Not a pretty sight. I presume a reaction to the meds, finally.
Hmmmm, I tried to cope and thought, "Geez, what if this is tomorrow morning when I have to be at the bus station early for a 12 hour day of traveling?" Uh oh. Reality set in. I looked over the strenuous itinerary, well strenuous three days of continual traveling. And, if not well, that IS strenuous. I knew it made no sense to move forward with plans, but, being hard headed, I hated to give up.
By noon, I knew that being sick on Sunday was a semi-blessing so that I wouldn't get midway through this trip and not be able to continue, or whatever.
The emails were sent. Of course, at this late date there is no refund, whatsoever. But, at this point, it is irrelevant. I had someone to room with. At least she will have a room to herself........
Here's how I rationalize things. Chiapas will be there, if and when I get there. In the scheme of things, it's not a live or die situation. I'm fine, finally, about not going.
And, in order to cheer myself up, I went to look at a few photos I took just last week of things around San Miguel. With views like this, I certainly am not in a bad place.
Oh and by the way, I have tons of photos from 2008 in Chiapas. I'll post many of those tomorrow for those of you who have never been there. It is a beauteous place.
So, in order to add to your pleasure today, here are the photos I took last week. Enjoy!