Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Spinach Salad and then a Shake - Earthquake Style

My husband and I were enjoying a salad in the
American Express Lounge in Mexico City today
when we began to have the strange sensation of
spinning... the type you felt as a child when you spun yourself
around trying to be dizzy.

We knew immediately that it was an earthquake as we
had experienced several in Mexico when we lived there.

This is what Global News reported,
 "Just two weeks after a powerful earthquake struck southern Mexico, another tremblor, this time measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale, has again rattled Guerrero state, according to CNN.
Citing the US Geological Survey, the news broadcaster said the epicenter was about 17 miles from the city of Ometepec and that the movement occurred at a depth of 7.6 miles. There were no immediate reports of damage, death or injury."

It is truly an odd sensation. It was the first time I had been in a room full of people during an earthquake. To see other people's reactions was a study in itself. You become immediately somehow "attached" to strangers through
extreme uneasiness and admittedly some downright
fear. Some people ran for the doors and others either stood
(me) and still others stayed seated (my husband).
It lasted less than a minute... I think.
To imagine that Aeropuerto Internacional Benito Juarez was swaying from the underground movement was
pretty darn scary.

It's not clear if that was the cause for the delay of the
flights the rest of the day, but we arrived home considerably
later than planned...but then,
we arrived safely and with a tale to tell.

By the way... the salad:
fresh spinach
goat cheese
slivered almonds
thin sliced pears
thin sliced green apples
sliced mushrooms
all served in a parmesan cheese baked bowl
with a vinegrette dressing


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