Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Feliz cumpleaños, Carmen

Happy Birthday, Carmen!

Carmen, you are so precious to your "Abuela" and "Pops"! We can hardly wait to see you on your birthday... this Wednesday.
Hard to believe that you will be six years old.
Feliz cumpleaños, Carmen

"Leaving, on a jet plane" -- Adios!!

    Early tomorrow morning my husband and I will hop across the border into Mexico (we just live a few miles away) and drive to the local airport for a flight to Manzanillo, Mexico. Just the sound of Manzanillo sounds probably a little romantic (the movie "10" was filmed at Las Hadas there) but we will then drive to Tecoman, Colima about an hour's drive inland. Look on the map, find the words MEXICO in red and just slightly to the left you will see COLIMA. That is the area we will be in for the next several days.
    Our oldest son and my husband are business partners in a farming operation in the state of Colima... one of the best states in Mexico. We grow honeydew, papaya and personal size watermelons. Right now is our harvest season... and, boy, does it get hectic.

This is our son with his wife and two children. Carmen takes Hawaiian dancing and is shown in one of her costumes. The "county fair" is going on right now in Tecoman and her dance group will be dancing for the event. Our first "recital". Cannot wait.
    We will also celebrate Carmen's sixth birthday. She is such a sweetheart. Hopefully I will have good pictures of her party.
    Unless there is a glitch with our internet I will try to post pictures of our trip this week.