I haven't been blogging much. With all the work I've had and more than that the travel part, I just haven't had the energy. I decided to do it now. I just got home from Puebla. I left yesterday at 4:30 p.m. and arrived to the house tonight at 7 p.m. A quick trip for sure. I'm still on my Digital Citizenship tour and today I spoke to a group of mostly secondary and high school teachers from Puebla and the surrounding area. There were 200 teachers, coordinators and school directors and owners. It was a blast. I love this part of my job.
Travel is so easy these days. I took the toll highway to the airport yesterday and it took all of 35 minutes from the house. Boarded the plane 45 minutes later. AeroMexico makes it easy. Boarding pass on your smartphone, no bags to check. You enter the airport, do the automated checkin and head directly to the gate. We live in a country that is safe from outside terrorists so we don't have any of the long lines and travel warning B.S. of other places. Who wants to attack Mexico anyway?
I arrived in Mexico City at 6:15 and came off the ramp, turned the corner, bought a bus ticket and and 6:40 I was on my way to Puebla with a sandwich, cold drink, wifi and a great movie. Took about 20 minutes to get out of the city being a Friday and for many a payday weekend. I had a great seat and sat back and relaxed. Arrived to my hotel by 9:20 and room service brought me a double. Can't beat that.
Going to the title of the blog today, I've said many times I like being on a plane. No one can bother you, call you or make your life miserable. I have time to think about things, plan my life and watch the scenery. 60 isn't far off and for more than 50 years I have dreamed about space travel. I think this is about as far away from the planet as I will ever get. What a shame. I love science fiction and really thought by now we would be traveling all over the universe. That is why education is so important. Doesn't matter if you want to be a plumber, electrician, a roofer or whatever. Education makes a person well-rounded, includes arts, science, history and philosophy. Innovation to change the current way in which we do things. We still deliver water to houses through tiny little pipes the way they did thousands of years ago. Electrical power lines have been around since the late 1880s and the space shuttle needs 200,000 gallons of fuel just to go 40 miles. Talk about bad gas mileage.
Our trip to San Miguel de Allende has come to fruition. The deposit has been made and the agreement signed. The rest are all minor details and we'll work them out over the next few weeks. The driving day may be a bit long but we've done it before and did it also with my SIL and brother from Idaho.
I need to tell you about the Temazcal and spa day we had too. It was fantastic and it lasted almost four hours including a complete body massage, teas and elixirs, chakra and energy balance. It was a true spa day and one that was truly deserved and I enjoyed thoroughly.