Thursday, February 10, 2011
Driving to the BEACH
We headed out driving to the beach, Melaque, early on the morning of January 2nd. It was a Sunday - a GOOD move. Not much traffic.
I LOVE driving on the highways in unpopulated areas. Like from here to Leon and then from Leon to Guadalajara. Guadalajara, NOT AT ALL. In fact I REALLY HATE attempting to follow the signage to head in the right direction to the beach through that city. It is always a kamakaze exercise.
But, once through Guadalajara, I begin to look forward to seeing the dry lake bed and then the volcanoes. This trip the cloud formations were magnificent. I like horizons and this drive affords one those large horizons like driving in West Texas.
The telltale sign that we were almost to our destination is when we come to the bridge in Ciyutlan and that picturesque white church is there like a beacon. Some day I''m going to take the time to stop and see the inside. I'm always so darn anxious to get to the "water and sand" that I can't imagine, at the time, stopping to see a church.
Blessed, blessed sun, sand and pina coladas - all for a month - it was WONDERFUL. More about that manana.