Today I went southwest towards La Barqueta beach. I thought about going to the beach to check out the waves. There are really high tides and big waves right now all along Central and South America. By the time I got to the other side of town though, I knew it wasn’t going to happen. It’s hot, humid, few clouds, and a long ride in the hot sun was not appealing. I did go a ways into the country though. I love this area of mostly cow pastures and sugar cane.
I’ve had people ask me – Now that you aren’t working, what do you DO all day?? This is what I did today. I rode through green fields (at a slower pace, and I stopped under trees to cool off and take photos) but I was out in a beautiful place. On the way home I stopped by the produce market because they have tamales on Saturdays. Then I showered, ate my tamale, drank a couple liters of lemonade (from the lemons in my yard), answered some emails, made chicken soup, cleaned the bathroom, swept the floors, helped a friend with a computer thing, and worked (played) in the yard. Then I showered again (did I mention it is an unusually hot and sticky day?) Now it’s time to make some dinner and watch some Netflix.
It never rained today. It didn’t look like it was even thinking of raining. Tomorrow is Sunday, a good day to bike downtown because there is so much less traffic. Hopefully tomorrow will be a bit cooler. But, I am thankful it never snows, and I live in a beautiful place with really nice people. Life is good.