June 4, 2015

Blame the Weather

And another long break. Its just be too nice to sit inside at the computer during the day, and too busy in the evenings. Although I've managed to find some time for knitting and spinning.

Travel. I went to Mexico City with a friend. Myriam lived there for a while as a young woman, and we went to visit her daughter, who was finishing up her residency at a hospital there. I had just the best time ever.

Mexico City is huge! And very populated! And Old! So much more history than any place I'd been before. And so many more people. (I'm not a city person, I was concerned over how I might feel about being around so many people. But it was okay. )And ancient ruins and artifacts. And traffic and crazy drivers! We walked or took mass transit almost everywhere we went. There's the Metro (subway), Metrobuses, regular buses, buses going every where. One night we took taxi's, because we had a fancy dinner to attend. Between all the walking and being so busy we seldom stopped to eat, I lost 6 pounds in 5 days. Don't worry. I gained it back.

We stayed in or near the central district, not too far from Monumento A la Revolucion. One night there was a massive bicycle rally, so many people of all ages, and so many different types of bikes. The major avenues in the area all had dedicated bike lanes.
 The riders getting ready to start. Bikes of all types, people of all ages. It was a very festive and friendly atmosphere.

Monumento A la Revolucion. Lots of bikes in the foreground.
And Bikes in the water feature.     

Another day, an organized protest was beginning.
And, without the protesters.
Okay, I need to go to bed now. More later.


  1. I've missed you! Glad you've been having fun!

    1. I've missed you too! But I did finally get caught up on reading your blog.