Home, la Gripa and Electrical Outage

20 Dec

La gripa is a catch-all phrase used in Mexico for colds and flu. It may or may not include fever and/or the usual symptoms. Mine isn’t serious, no fever, but enough to not feel much like blogging. Also we had a big rain storm last night which took out the electricity until minutes ago. Say no more. 


The beautiful sky and plains of Chihuahua.

Ours was a whirlwind trip from southern Mexico to Northern California and back. Extenuating circumstances prevented visiting friends and sightseeing. Mostly it was gas, pee, eat, sleep, drive, repeat and not necessarily in that order.


An early start from Puebla into the mountain pass of the volcano Orizaba.

Once through the mountains of central Mexico, the temperature changed quickly and we were pulling out the shorts. Almost there.


Rain shower heading out way.

Home sweet home Bacalar. We are recovering from a strenuous trip and bouts of gripa. Lots of fluids, garlic soup and rest. We’re glad to see our puppy who doubled in size while we were gone.


Sitting on the dock. Lots of cuddles and fish watching with Luna.


The reason for the trip, Max is one month old.

Happy holidays to you and yours from DOS TORTAS


4 Responses to “Home, la Gripa and Electrical Outage”

  1. AnnaJ December 20, 2015 at 12:29 pm #

    Happy holidays! 😊


    • afish25 December 20, 2015 at 12:38 pm #

      For us the holidays are a social time. We are blessed to have wonderful friends in Bacalar.


      • emilievardaman December 20, 2015 at 2:04 pm #

        Lo siento por la gripa. I had a run in with el dengue fever, and it is NOT fun. Protect yourselves!
        Glad you are home. That garlic soup will cure you, for sure!

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  2. afish25 December 20, 2015 at 2:07 pm #

    Thanks Emilie. I just got run down. Drinking lots of hot tea, lime & honey. Rest is the answer.


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