Our trip to Mazatlan was wonderful, but I can’t say that for the airline that we chose to use. We do plan to return there next year, but hopefully we will have a better flight plan going and coming. I’ve decided that I need to adopt the “go with the flow” way of life. Ha!
Our new friends Dave and Ene gave us a nice send off on Saturday touring the old town and then going to the other end to enjoy seafood/Mexican food. We got to sing several rounds of La Bomba and got a friendly stop from his policeman friend, our driver said “no problemo”. We had a great dinner and what a dinner and sang in our plumania (an open air taxi) all the way to our hotel.
We got to the airport and then our flight was almost 2 ½ hours late leaving the airport and once again AeroMexico messed up our connecting flight, but thankfully we got home late Monday night – safe and sound.
Tuesday I needed to finish up the last of my beginning quilting manual and try to unpack as much as possible, run errands and the “lovable” loads of laundry.
Thursday was the beginning of our retreat and I got the opportunity to teach 4 people how to quilt.
We had a lot of material (no pun intended) to cover. We had a great time and I loved being with my retreaters and my students.
One other note, we had two fabulous visitors drop by to see us. One lady was so excited to see the house; Cecilia and I really enjoyed talking to her and being her tour guide. On Saturday afternoon, we had another visitor, but this time it was Mrs. Rita’s (former owner) granddaughter, Laine. She introduced herself as “her granddaughter and growing up in the house”. We walked around to the front door and I gave her a tour. Bless her heart, it was hard for both of us – we both cried and hugged. Being able to show her the house meant so much to me, I’m not really sure why, but it’s really hard to explain how connected I was to her and to their family. I even got to show her some of the scrapbook that my mom made for me and the journey of what she remembered to what we have now.
I know that my grandparents made a huge “imprint” on my childhood and have a very special place in my heart and if I got to go to their former homes I know it would be quite emotional! It was such a pleasure to be able to show her the house.
I am so truly blessed; I hope you are blessed by your daily threads. Love and hugs,