Back From Mexico

March 31, 2008

Feet in Mexico

What a week it was! Sun, surf, sand…and unfortunately no Canadians hockey updates.

That’s a picture of my feet in a new pair of Croc’s (my shoe collection has now reached a total of 6 pairs if you were listening to Tammy and I on the morning show a week and a half ago), the Mayan Riviera in the background and if you look carefully somebody is swimming by trying to out run a shark I think.

The week would have been much quieter if I had only realized that my week off coincided with Spring Break American style. Several hundred 18-19 year olds from the US learning how to binge drink. It could have been worse, there could have actually been alcohol in the drinks! What they didn’t know wouldn’t hurt them…but it was fun watching them run around thinking they were drunk… 

I took a day off from loafing on the beach to get some education in Mexican history and visited Chichen Itza, the remnants of an ancient Mayan civilization about 2 hours West of where I was staying. I’ll have plenty to write about that trip alone, so I’ll save it for another post. I’ve got some great stories and even better pictures to show you. The self portrait below has the Western side of El Castillo (the famous pyramid at Chichen Itza) directly behind me.  

David at Chichen Itza  

And believe it or not, I actually brought along a book to read that was fiction! Yeah, Fiction!! I don’t think I’ve read fiction in about 10 years. I’m almost finished reading A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter Miller. While it is fiction it likewise falls in to the category of “classic literature”.  Written in the 1950’s, it’s a post apocalyptic tale of what life might be like if all technology and all knowledge of what came before was virtually destroyed. Then trying to piece together what had come before the deluge by only small fragments of information. 

A Canticle for Leibowitz 

Considering my visit to Chichen Itza the book was very appropriate.

It’s great to be back! More stories to come…


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