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Back From Monterrey



I got on a bus early Thursday morning from El Paso to the Juarez airport, and boarded the plane. Hours later I arrive in Monterrey, only to find out that there's some kind of epidemic called the Swine Flu. Needless to say, my friends and I didn't enjoy our stay, because we were afraid to breathe! Speak about bad timing!! I really shouldn't complain, because they really could have closed the border, then I would have been stuck over there for God knows how long! I feel so sorry for the people over there.

I got back home yesterday. I didn't climb my mountain, but I did take pictures of Monterrey, and of the mountain from afar. It will be hard to see the mountain, because there was some kind of mist smog surrounding it. I'll soon share with you some of the pics, along with the Washington, D.C. ones.

I am very disappointed. This trip wasn't what my friends and I had planned at all.

Hopefully, the Swine Flu will be long gone in the coming months, because I plan on flying to Paraguay, and then in August to Oaxaca.

Why are so many people dying in Mexico, while none have died here? I'll give you my opinion in another post.

By and by, I love America!!


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Comments

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davev1968
Apr. 28th, 2009 12:49 am (UTC)
First Comment! Whoot.

Glad you are OK.
playgirl
Apr. 28th, 2009 03:16 am (UTC)
Thanks Sweet Pie! There's no place like home (America)!
fourcorners
Apr. 28th, 2009 02:20 am (UTC)
I've missed you, my dear
playgirl
Apr. 28th, 2009 03:18 am (UTC)
You missed me? Can you see the ear to ear smile on my face? :o)
drake57
Apr. 28th, 2009 02:45 am (UTC)
When i heard the news about the flu hitting Mexico, i was hoping you'd be safe and away from the flu.
Glad to see you back Amiga :)
playgirl
Apr. 28th, 2009 03:24 am (UTC)
Got it backwards
In the beginning, I had planned on going to Monterrey first, then Washington, D.C. Somewhere along the line, I changed my mind by first going to D.C., then to Mexico. Had I just stuck to the original plan, this trip would have been a lot of fun.

I feared finding the borders blocked. Fear does not so funny things to a person.

Hugs my Pooh!

Edited at 2009-04-28 03:26 am (UTC)
drake57
Apr. 28th, 2009 02:00 pm (UTC)
Re: Got it backwards
*hugs you tight*
weathermanphil
Apr. 28th, 2009 03:46 am (UTC)
glad to hear that you returned home safe and sound and without the flu. =)
playgirl
Apr. 28th, 2009 11:11 pm (UTC)
Thank you Sweet Pie! I am, too!
uglyface2
Apr. 28th, 2009 03:51 am (UTC)
Sorry vacation didn't work out this time.
playgirl
Apr. 28th, 2009 11:10 pm (UTC)
Speak about being in the wrong place at the wrong time!

Thank you Sweet Pie!
nishar
Apr. 28th, 2009 11:41 am (UTC)
I hope the killer strain of the swine flu doesn't sneak over the border with all those 'undocumented workers'. Glad you are ok.
donchep
Apr. 28th, 2009 08:38 pm (UTC)
If someone can manage a crossing through the desert, tunnels or over the river with high fever, body aches, headaches, coughing, sore throat, diarrhea, vomiting, fatigue and chills they not only should be here they should be recruited into the Army Rangers asap. Nope, the flu came here via kids coming home from spring break. Basically vacationers are bringing it back from Mexico.
playgirl
Apr. 28th, 2009 11:34 pm (UTC)
Thank you Sweet Pie, I'm so glad, also!
Hugs!
bluesman02779
Apr. 28th, 2009 11:53 am (UTC)
Thought about you when this Swine Flu thing came up...take care of yourself. "They" are saying the bug might weaken as it's past on. You can bet it's the poor people that are dieing in Mexico. The company I work for wants to send us to Lazaro Cardenas...I think I'll pass on the trip.
Peace & Love
playgirl
Apr. 28th, 2009 11:33 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for thinking of me!

I pray I'm wrong, but I believe the flu will grow much stronger as time goes on.

You're absolutely right! It is the poor who are dying. If Mexico didn't have the facilities before this horrible flu came to be, we can be sure many more will die. All this is due to the shameful corruption of Mexico's government!

Passing up going to Lazaro Cardenas is a very good decision on your part. I hope it will be all over by August, because I have plans on going to Oxaca, and a few weeks later, to Paraguay.

Peace and Love back to you, Amor!
ayoub
Apr. 28th, 2009 12:25 pm (UTC)
Great to see you back! :D
playgirl
Apr. 28th, 2009 11:07 pm (UTC)
Thank you Sweet Pie! I've been back since Sunday.
playgirl
Apr. 28th, 2009 11:13 pm (UTC)
Thanks again!
Hugs!
lemmy59
Apr. 28th, 2009 03:02 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you and your friends escaped unaffected by that terrible flu!

playgirl
Apr. 28th, 2009 11:09 pm (UTC)
Thank God we all made it back healthy, and thank God the borders weren't closed, which was our greatest fear!

Thank you!
donchep
Apr. 28th, 2009 08:44 pm (UTC)
Monterrey is nice, a bit too crowded for me, but at least it's not as polluted as D.F. Some of my family comes from there which is why I have strong beliefs that I have jewish ancestry since a lot of the people from there were descended from crypto-jews from Spain and Portugal. The world's greatest al pastor restaurants are there.
playgirl
Apr. 28th, 2009 11:25 pm (UTC)
I know you don't like the mushy stuff, but is it any wonder your such a babe?! Monterrey, and its people are beautiful.

When I was there, there was an awful lot of mist around the mountain. You'll soon see what I mean.

I heard that people who live there, are cheap skates. :o)
donchep
Apr. 30th, 2009 12:24 am (UTC)
I don't mind mushy stuff. Im not sure what makes me a babe but if you think so I
am not going to argue with you :). Ive made a decision to add two middle names to my birth name. Martin and Lucas. My great-grandfather Lucas was from Nuevo Leon in a town not too far from Monterrey.
playgirl
May. 1st, 2009 10:04 pm (UTC)
Oh yes, you are a babe!

Do you pronounce Martin, as EEN, or In? I like the sound of the name as MartEEN. I also love the name as a first name.
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