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Whirlwind Trip Across the Border

Heading back to the states tomorrow for a whirlwind trip to see friends, doctors, accountants, tax advisers, family, and a few days of quiet reflection.

The question: can all of that be done in a span of 13 days? I’ll find out as I traverse 2 states and multiple locations.This is a test measuring my stamina, my ability to multi-task, and how much I can get done in a short period of time.

I start in Dallas-Fort Worth for several days seeing kids, and my half sister. Oh, and throw in getting new glasses and some much needed shopping. Then to my birthplace where I can visit with the only remaining cousin left in this small Oklahoma town, once home of both sets of my grandparents. This is a private haven for my mental health, and is a good place for me to spend the last few days of February breathing deeply sans wifi and political commentary. Oh, the relief of ignorance, how sweet it is.

I’ll head south to La Grange, TX where I will get to see old friends, meaning I’ve known them a long time, and get all of the nitty, gritty stuff out of the way (this would include the before mentioned medical, financial, and routine matters).

The star-chested black dogs will have a new person to annoy during the days and nights I’ll be gone,  and my friend will have the pleasure of having the two boys romping on her body as she attempts to sleep. They are such fun when they wrestle over your back and head.

The most challenging part of the trip is the airplane ride from Mexico to Houston. The plane leaves at 6 a.m. and is an hour and a half from San Miguel. Since one making this sojourn must be at the airport 2 hours ahead of boarding, that means arrival time at the plane station is 4 a.m. and that means one must leave one’s home at 2:30 a.m. You get the picture of an obscene night. Hopefully the van carting me will be empty and I can snooze.

Not certain if I will be kept in quarantine. Trump may have restrictions on those he suspects will vote against him come November. If you don’t hear from me for awhile, please smuggle a ballot to me as I sit with the caged 6-year-old ‘murderers and rapists’ incarcerated at the border.

Stay tuned.

9 thoughts on “Whirlwind Trip Across the Border

  1. Hoping the flight goes well. Yes, I know all about those early flights, adding n 2 hours earlier, and a couple hours even earlier to drive to airport. It is all hard. Hope it went well! Crossing the border always makes me anxious. I don’t know why.


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