May 8th, 2008
May 26, 2008
We are back from our too-short trip to Mexico, where we enjoyed very warm temperatures and sunshine every single day! As well, we enjoyed our family, and had a couple of side trips which were rather eventful.
As you can see from the 1st picture above, the evening before we were to leave on holidays there was a big snowstorm here. (This picture was taken as it was getting dark.) We got up at 3:00 a.m., and had to use the Jeep with its 4-wheel drive to get to the airport. What would normally have taken 30 minutes took us well over an hour, with no traffic. If we did not have the Jeep, we would definitely not have made it.
We arrived home late last night, to temperatures of only 7 degrees Celsius (45 Fahrenheit) and lots of rain, which continued all day today. I wanted to turn around and head back to Guadalajara, where weather is as it should be at the end of May!!! Our coolest day would have been around 28 C. (82 F.), and the hottest around 38 C. (100 F.) The one encouraging change here in Canada since we left is that the leaves are out on the trees and the grass is finally showing and green. What a weird spring this has been.
My whole day today was spent grocery shopping, doing laundry, and other odd jobs that needed taking care of before I return to work tomorrow, so no painting done today! It will be Friday before I put brush to paper, so I won't be posting paintings till the weekend or a week from today. However, I will post some of the photos and our holiday "adventures" before then, so stay tuned!