Okay great, Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. I practically forgot about it until I left for the airport this morning. In the car it hit me, it's Thanksgiving Day in the U.S. and the airport will be full. But then reality sets in and I remember the airport is in Mexico. I got to the airport 45 minutes before my flight and had lots of free time. A mechanical failure left us behind for over three hours but they gave us a great breakfast voucher at any airport restaurant. I chose Wings my favorite and ordered an egg white omelet with spinach and a couple of cups of coffee. Needless to say, I missed all but one of my appointments today and tomorrow will be as scheduled.
So Thanksgiving! Well, after living here for so long, traveling to many other American countries and last year's trip to Canada I realize now there is nothing to celebrate. Christopher Columbus didn't discover the Americas they discovered him. The British from the north and the Spanish from the south pretty much took over what were once great civilizations, killed most the people with weapons and disease and stripped them of their rights, liberties and freedom. For a good glimpse of that just visit a residential school in Canada and you'll get a head full of information.
Yep, it's been about two years since I decided that we weren't going to sell the house for awhile and Juan would keep working and that I should find something to do. I love what I do but this year has been pretty scary. Family members infirm, sudden deaths of friends and acquaintances and some we didn't know but were friends of friends have got me on the run.
I've been working on my Mexican pension and waiting for our accountant in the U.S. to get my 2015 taxes filed (an extension plus I have until June as a foreigner every year to file) so I can update my social security account. I say, "sell off the ranch quick, get in the rv and head for all points south". After our four-month journey last year to Canada I was a bit worn out but now have all my spit and vinegar back to do something like that again but in Mexico and Central America. After all, how much money do you really need?
In the end, for those who believe, Happy Thanksgiving! I have one more trip next week to Palestine, Texas and it's a marathon trip. I tried to cancel but they wouldn't let me out of it. Shucks! Then I'm free and I can spend some of this hard-earned money on the rv. After that, I'm outta here!