We’ve been having so much fun with Grandpa Gary I haven’t had time to blog. I have taken approximately 300 pictures on my camera since the last time I blogged.
First, a note on my dad. I’ve always known this but I gave it more thought during his visit: my dad is one of the most laid-back, genuinely happy people I know. He finds joy and pleasure in no matter what we do, and what a great way to live that is, because he’s always happy. I’m sure I took it for granted growing up, but thinking back my dad was seemingly always happy. It’s a great lesson for me to be like my dad and enjoy every moment we get to live.
After hanging around Chapala for a few days with Grandpa, we took off on a multi-city road trip for a week. Before that, Carl Car needed prepared. Since we’ve been scraping on every speed bump, it was time to do something about it. The mechanic was plenty familiar with that problem. $70 and four red spacer rings later Carl sat about an inch higher.
First stop: Mazamitla. We enjoyed the quaint town so much last time we went we decided to show Grandpa. This time they were celebrating the Virgen of Guadalupe with Catholic masses, parades, carnival rides, and lots of noise. The impressively loud fireworks at all hours make you feel like you’re in a war zone. It was rainy off and on for the couple days we were there, almost a blessing as to stop the fireworks for at least a bit. We had a relaxing two days in the fun little town, despite iola’s nasty head cold.