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This trip was quite educational, I learned a lot about Mexico, my family and myself. Where shall I begin.
Mata Ortiz is a tiny little run down town near Colonial Juarez where the famous Juan Mata grew up and discovered he was really really good at making beautiful pots... which now sell for thousands of dollars (US).
I especially liked the yellow buildings... so cheerful.
I learned that people in Mexico Love Coca Cola... There was one of these signs painted on almost every store.
Pinatas are not only fun to break, but beautiful to look at.
We also had a chance to go to a workshop where stones were cut and made into jewelry. I was amazed at the colors that come out of the earth, it gave me a greater appreciation for rocks.
About Mi Familia This is Parker... He is Chuck's youngest brother, and probably one of the coolest 12 years old I have ever met. I learned in Mexico that Parker could eat an entire plate full of Milenesa (which is a huge steak pounded flat breaded and fried). Although in the aftermath he looked like he was going to pass out.... but he was back in action in no time flat.
I learned that my new brothers really enjoy rocks too!
Especially showing their brute strength as they pick them up and hurl them into the air. This Dan... the one who got married.
This is my fiance power lifting a boulder... comforting to know that he will be able to protect our family, I mean seriously who would mess with that?
I learned that my soon to be Father in law Mark is full of knowledge and interesting facts.... here he was showing us how to find water in what appeared to be a rock desert.
I learned that Parker likes to play pretend as much as I do... this is us swimming in the pool, it was really a shame that there was no water in it.
I learned that I love the simple life. Yet I love to be busy... kind of a paradox. Even when I am on vactation I like to be out doing, learning, seeing, running and eating. I have been told that the animal that my personality most resembles is the bumble bee... this is a picture of one up in the orchards owned by Chuck's uncles. And I think they life a very simple yet busy life.
I learned that I am more in Love with Chuck everyday. I am soooooo excited to get married I COULD JUST BURST!!!! I loved being able to see him each and every day... a luxury we don't currently have. I will try to contain myself.... but sometimes I just want to attack him, in a very loving way of course :)
Him and I are going to have a very happy life together, busy, simple, beautiful life.
Ps... Donkey's are not as friendly as I would have imagined. This one tried to bite Chuck's hand off.