Tuesday, October 16, 2012

From Mexico City to Puebla via Paso de Cortez

Yesterday Stephen P. showed up at our door.  He looked lonely and hungry...so we invited him in, fed him my famous shrimp pasta, then showed him a bit more of Mexico.

It was a glorious day yesterday, with a high temp of around 73°F.  Although clouds and haze covered most of the mountains surrounding the volcanoes, we headed that way, and by the time we reached the summit, all the clouds and haze had given way to a bright blue sky.  Popo, puffing as usual, greeted us with a breathtaking view!

It was such a beautiful day, that it seemed like a waste of a perfectly good afternoon/evening to return home, so we decided to continue down the dirt road part of the pass, from the summit to Cholula, something that I had never done before.  The road was actually pretty good for most of the way, having been recently graded.

We arrived in Cholula, then Puebla, saw David Keesh outside Puebla Christian School who then gave us a tour of the school, then on to Puebla Bible Seminary.  Rumor has it that Brian Nacy was still there (or so he says!), and it must have been important, because he resisted an invitation to eat tacos árabes at La Oriental in La Paz.  Finally, a visit to Darrol and Kim Prusia at their new rental house, with a cup of coffee to keep me awake on the return trip.

I'm sure Stephen is going to post many much better pics soon....but here's one from my cell phone.

Quote of the Day: Interestingly, “growing up” is largely a matter of learning to hide our spirit behind our face, eyes, and language so that we can evade and manage others to achieve what we want and avoid what we fear. By contrast, the child’s face is a constant epiphany because it doesn’t yet know how to do this. It cannot manage its face. This is also true of adults in moments of great feeling— which is one reason why feeling is both greatly treasured and greatly feared.
Willard, Dallas  The Divine Conspiracy (p. 76).

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