Happy Friday, friends! I hope that Friday number 18 & 19 were super good to you. I’m always lost when I come back to blogging and do a traditional Friday post. Do I give a three week super punch and load the page down with photos of all the crap I failed to share to those who do and do not care? Or do I just pick a theme and stick with it for Friday?
I think the theme for today is perfection for my first week back. To my Texas friends – you can skip this post as this is assimilated in your culture already!
Happy cinco de mayo, friends!
Mexico is so beautiful, gorgeous, a total piece of God’s handy art skills. From mountains to beaches the country is just filled with amazing landforms, plants, and animals. Many of the people are beautiful too. But we’ll get to that later.
Look at the land…..es muy benita!
Mexican style has made it’s way back up to America (again, hello Old Navy dresses with the embroidered florals.) Have you been to Target lately and taken a gander at the home trends? OLE! Is it any wonder we just fall in love with the happy go lucky themes from Mexico?
The Food & Drink…is this really necessary? I mean we all seem to be Mexican food junkies, right?
So the country is gorgeous and there is so much to offer a traveler. We know this! But then there is the crap side of the peso. The Mexican people are poor – not all of them but a large percentage of the population are in dire need of a better life. The drug cartels are growing and getting greedier and more evil daily. I just watched a special this week on a small town being terrorized by a smaller cartel who was kidnapping and dismembering people on random in a tiny town. Children can no longer go to school because they aren’t sure when the cartel’s bullies will strike again. Even when I was in Cozumel we had to keep a vigilant eye out for those up to no good. As sad as it is to admit it even in the beautiful touristy spots the kidnappers roam. They want money and ransom is an easy way to get it. Even if you aren’t a rich American – poor Americans are often richer than the average Mexican citizen. Not every Mexican child gets a good education, not every Mexican female gets to advance herself in a career before being pinned down as a housewife and mother. And not every Mexican man is a chauevenist.
I AM happy we have that beautiful country to our South and I pray for the people who inhabit it to one day have a strong, not so damned corrupt government, who decides to HELP its people instead of teaming up with the bad guys.
Is it any wonder I’m infatuated with our Southern (no not you South Carolina) neighbors? The food, the land, the style, the colors, the people! VIVA MEXICO!
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