March 12, 2005

Get a Long Letter, Send Back a Postcard

SAN MIGUEL de ALLENDE, Mexico – WE LEARNED an important lesson about vacations this week. When one goes to central Mexico with the idea that one will escape life back in the United States, one ought not watch “The Beltway Boys” after one has finally attained some level of relaxation.

We can assure readers that after two days being cut off from the outside world, listening to Fred and Mort shout at each other for thirty minutes was enough to prompt a nervous reaction worthy of Ren Hoek on his worst day. But despite this one isolated incident, we greatly enjoyed our vacation to San Miguel, a small colonial town hours from any airport which has splendid architecture, great restaurants, and fine mountain air. This last item makes returning home fabulous, as we should have at least two days before our body realizes that we’re no longer at 6,300 feet and therefore doesn’t need to speed oxygen throughout our system.

Anyway, we have much to do in terms of reacquainting ourself with life back home – there are many bills which must be paid, traveler’s checks to cash, unpacking to be done, etc., but we shall have more complete entries about our trip and photos (God help us all) soon enough. When all is said and done, we’re glad to be back – but we’re also very thankful for our very enjoyable respite from toil.

Posted by Benjamin Kepple at March 12, 2005 08:49 AM | TrackBack

I hope your trip was as good as the James Taylor song you reference in your headline!

Posted by: Swammi in San Miguel at March 12, 2005 02:17 PM

So no Montezuma's Revenge then Ben? You are lucky...that is a rather nasty experience...unless you are a fan of spending lots of times in toilets.

Posted by: Andrew Ian Dodge at March 13, 2005 06:41 PM

Not a bit of it! I do feel a bit lucky, but I also have to credit being cautious in terms of what I ate and drank.

Posted by: Benjamin Kepple at March 13, 2005 08:26 PM

Admit it Ben, you never bothered with water just drank beer all the time!

Posted by: Andrew Ian Dodge at March 15, 2005 02:03 PM

Well, actually Diet Coke, but yes, that was a general rule of thumb.

Posted by: Benjamin Kepple at March 15, 2005 04:09 PM