26 June 2010
A Mellow Week
This has been about the most mellow week I've had in a
long time. Nothing pressing to do, not much work, and
Andrew's in Washington, D.C. One day blurs into another
even more than usual. I rather like this, other than
Andrew being away.
Andrew flew away Wednesday afternoon. On the return
drive, trying to find the correct turn off from the
highway to the airport, I ended up back at the airport
once. What I thought was the Periferico (my route home)
wasn't, and the place that I thought would be where I
could turn around was actually the Periferico. Silly me.
I should have trusted the GPS more.
With Andrew gone, Mela seems to mope a bit. Andrew has
always been her favorite, as he spends more time playing
with her and rubbing her belly, whereas I seem to be
more the disciplinarian. So now, every time a car
passes, she looks out the window to see if it is Andrew
Yesterday when I returned from the market, Mela jumped
into the car, sat in the back window, and refused to
exit. My guess is that since the last time she saw
Andrew was when she and I dropped him off at the
airport, she figures that if I'll simply drive her
somewhere, Andrew will suddenly appear.
Still, she and I are getting along well, and I make it a
point to spend more time playing with her and rubbing
her belly. She enjoys our frequent walks around the
park, and especially our occasional visits with Larry
and Sharon, who have a new kitten which Mela really
wants to play with. Today I even took her up on top of
our RV while I patched a leak in the roof. She very much
Guadalajara's Marcha de la Diversidad
(Gay Pride Parade) was last Saturday, and we enjoyed
it immensely. The first time I visited GDL two years
ago, our friend Victor was showing me downtown when we
happened upon this same parade. We watched the parade
pass, broken up into four sections separated by about
five minutes. Each time we thought the parade was
finished and headed to the Plaza de Liberacion, more
floats would come up the street.
This year, instead of being downtown where the parade
ends, we were located about halfway through the route.
Instead of being broken up, there were times when the
entire parade simply stopped in front of us, though the
people on the floats never stopped doing their thing. My
guess is that, because it was so hot, some float
vehicles had engine problems. That might be what
happened two years ago, as well.
Nevertheless, we had a great time watching all the
different types of floats and various costumes. It was
one big party atmosphere, and it was simply fun. The
funny part was that with Andrew's purple sombrero and my
blue trilby (from our ceremony last year), the two of us
seemed to be objects to photograph. Andrew was even
interviewed, though he neglected to inquire which
publication was asking the questions.
Click on the link to view some of our photos of
de la Diversidad.
The Guadalajara Reporter just came out with an
article about the dangers (or lack thereof) of Mexico. I
hope you will take the time to read it and continue
praying for us.
(If you have trouble reading this article, because they
ask you to log in, please let me know. Thanks.)
Have a great weekend.
19 June 2010
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