Saturday, December 15, 2007

Winter Vacation

We are off to the edge of the Sonoran Desert. We look forward to seeing our Mexican neighbors in the little town we go to. Most are fishermen and ranchers. Life is good and the people are kind.

At night we will build a fire in the fireplace. During the day we will walk on the beach and do yoga, read, and eat.

When we go to dinner, the food will be cooked in a family kitchen. There will be one course for everyone and it will be wonderful. Our family can eat for 10$. We have to bring our beer if we want one. The restaurant on the beach is a little more expensive, but they have tortilla soup! They also make a great seviche accompanied by a Spanish guitar and a beautiful sunset.

Life will slow down. No phone, no computer, no traffic, no bills, school, or work. We might get bored, but that can be a blessing once in a while.

Sometimes we hike up a desert escarpment or take the jeep down a dirt road to the North. There is nothing out there for miles and miles. We make sure we have water and a VHF radio. Not that such things would help much. It does make me feel better.

I will keep my eyes open for a small, cheap sailboat. I know, you have never heard “cheap” and “sailboat” in the same sentence. We are right on the beach and each afternoon the sea breeze pipes up to 15 knots. It is a shame not to have a little boat.

I also want to get masks and snorkels for the kids. The water may be too cold, but you never know. My kids don’t seem to mind the cold when there is something fun to do.

I will update, if anything interesting happens. There is an internet café in the small town.

Have a great holiday,

A

3 comments:

Leo said...

Sounds like fun; have a great time!

Andrew said...

Thanks Leo. I edited a bit this morning. Why were you up so early?

Leo said...

Kids climbing into bed woke me up but thankfully i climbed back into bed and crashed for awhile.