Wednesday, May 21, 2008

La Cruzeta

La cruzeta has saved me and many a traveler over the years. A four-way tire iron comes in handy whenever I see some poor guy on the side of the road trying to change a flat. I'm not very mechanically inclined but there is one thing I can do and that is change a tire. I saw these guys on the highway this morning and had to turn around to see if they needed help. Sure enough, la cruzeta came to their aid. A lesson taught to me as a kid. Thanks dad!

I wanted to show you where I work everyday but I'm not allowed to take photos as it is a high-security area. I did snap a shot while waiting for the light at the entrance but it's not very good.

One great shot this morning was taken in "La del Valle" also known as "la colonia" where the money is. As I was driving down the street I realized that here is another great view that most people take for granted. This view is called "la M" (m-eh). You can see the "M" shape in the mountain ridge. This is part of the Chipinque National Park. The road winds its way up the mountain and at the entrance to the park is a visitor's center and a natural history museum as well as a restaurant. It is the weekend hangout for hikers, walkers, runners and bicyclists. The view of the city from on top is beautiful. Sorry, no camping or rvs yet.

Last night I was cleaning the pool after a wind storm came through. I was making all kinds of noise when I realized that this little guy was watching me the whole time. I could also see the cat looking out the window and licking his chops. He stayed there until I finished cleaning the pool and went for a dip. A well-deserved happy hour I might add!

Do think it is a tough day today? I did when I got up this morning. All that changed when a good friend told me she has breat cancer and will have two tumors removed and start chemo next week. I appreciate today, I hope you do to . . . .

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