Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The Angel Wore Flip-Flops

Click on photo to see angelic flip-flops.

We're back from a week in San Miguel de Allende. We happened to be there during Holy Week. We saw three magnificent religious processions. Here is the beginning of the second procession that took place on Good Friday, an hour-long re-enactment of the crucifixion. 

The procession began at La Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel (The Parish of Saint Michael the Archangel), a most unusual church that dominates the Jardin Principal (town square), if not the whole state of Guanajuato.

I don't have much more to say right now. I fell in love, that's all. 

It's been chaotic, in a good way, since we've come home. Our younger daughter, husband, and two-year-old "house-sat" while we were away. While we were gone, a major leak developed in the bathroom at their house. They've had to extend their stay. The repairman expects to be finished in time for them to return home tomorrow night. Meanwhile, the refrigerator is so full of stuff I can't find a thing. Laundry baskets and suitcases are stacked up everywhere. I've been to the supermarket a few times and done some laundry, theirs and ours. Sophie, their dog--the one I fell over when I broke my leg--barreled through  the porch screen, creating a portal to the Great Outdoors for Georgie, our indoor cat. Georgie didn't go very far, but she looked all too pleased to have "escaped" for a few moments. 

I still have one foot in Mexico and vague plans to take Beginning Spanish. 


Golden To Silver Val said...

I'm so glad you had an awesome time and have made some wonderful memories. Maybe you can make it a yearly jaunt...wouldn't that be great? But really .... more than anything else, I'm so very happy that you have no permanent problems because of your leg. I didn't want to say anything but was worrying about that and said some little prayers for you. God heard 'em all right.

forsythia said...

Thank you, Val. Actually, walking in that beautiful old city was quite a challenge: cobblestone streets, irregular stone steps, narrow stone-paved walkways. I'm glad I took my cane! I got a little sore toward the end, but when I got home, my physical therapist said I was ready to graduate. I've been nearly pain-free since the trip.

PseudoPiskie said...

Good to hear you had a great time and you are getting back to normal. Be careful with that pooch!

Lena said...

Welcome home!

Glad to hear you had a wonderful trip! I was worried about your walking as well, but I am so happy to hear that you did well with that!