Sunday, August 21, 2011
For a couple of months I've been planning a journey to Texas. If you read the blog, you've followed all the steps of preparation from getting the car checked by Luis to getting insurance and all the other myriad details one must do to leave town for six weeks. THAT was the plan!
Then, again as you know, I got sick a week ago and I'm stillllllllll getting back to my usual self. A scary thought.
This morning while slowly waking from my first good night's sleep in a week, I thought I don't "have to" persevere and make this trip. I don't "have to" attempt to get there when I'm not ready.
So, with that in mind, I finally unpacked the car. It has been packed for eight days awaiting its trip north. No more.
I'm here. My wings are clipped. Sometime in the not distant future, I'll head up. Whenever. I'm retired - it CAN be whenever.
The photos at the top are some I took the other evening toward sunset. I was astounded what has happened to the canyon recently. If you remember, it was bone dry in photos I supplied a couple of months ago. The first time it had ever been that way since I've been in San Miguel. It must have caused this to happen. Usually the water in the presa (reservoir) is brown and murky - no more!
It looks like a Monet painting to me. I hear ducks quacking in that beautiful lavender colored plant material. Mexico always brings me surprises. Almost daily!
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It's good to know you are feeling better. Hopefully, better than ever soon!
It's always best to flow downstream when possible, it seems that going to TX right now would involve a LOT of upstream paddling, better to float with the river. Glad you are feeling better.
Thanks Bill......am feeling better.
Jonna, downstream is easier on the arms, isn't it? I'm glad I made the decision.......
Then a friend emailed that the bank weather sign said 107 in Houston and I'm really, really glad.
Babs, looks like you made the right call. No sense pushing things just because that was the plan. You can rest up, enjoy the beauty of your canyon, and head north when you feel like it.
By the way, thank you again for sharing the canyon with me on my recent all-too-quick visit to SMA.
Marc, it was my pleasure. Come back for a longer visit next time!
So much nicer there than here! Still over 100 daily here between Austin and San Antonio. Brutal!
Lynn, some friends driving back from Austin this weekend said a bank sign said "107". Hard to believe. Even friends in Galveston said it is miserable......
I think I made the right decision for now. Plus this medicine is really hard to take.......
Glad you have recovered - it is nice to not be tied to schedules and 'have to be...'s' Operating at one's own pace - a luxury of retirement ;-)
So true Senor - I made the right decision.
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