|There are no words...|
I'm live on location at a beautiful resort in Mexico....(actually on vacation)..and shouldn't even be on a computer (hello, my name is Kathi and I have a blog addiction). Whatever. I couldn't stop writing blogs in my head as I went through the woods (do they call them woods in mexico?) in an old German army truck (I'm still stiff from head to toe after that one).
|The view from the back....|
|Salsa and Guac, from scratch, eaten under |
a thatched roof in an open kitchen!
As we drove back to the resort, I noticed a North American jogger running past a few Mexicans on the side of the road (his face all contorted and sweaty as he pushed through the heat to obtain that fitness goal of enhanced resting heart rate and fabulous quads - I'm judging....sorry). As he passed these men, they watched him go by with complete amazement and awe. As I learned from our guide, the average daily earnings are approximately $5-8/ day. The average annual salary is about 7K. They don't have much money for cars, computers, even face creams...they may share the cost of cable, but they are pretty much working to eat and be safe and warm at night. Are they thinking of getting their daily run in? Probably not....it was an interesting paradox (is that the right word????)
|One of many colourful and interesting |
road-side markets. The hanging fruit
"...had me at hello!"
Anyway, that's all I have today. Tonight my lova and I are taking a boat trip to an island for a secluded candle light dinner on the beach....there's nothing like this life (at least for a week...I'm sure by then, I'll be craving the high-paced, go go go, atmosphere of my small town).