Friday, July 01, 2011
the road to rendition
I am on the road to San Miguel.
That is, if you read this any time between 6 AM and 5 PM (Melaque Daylight Saving Time).
I hope to be rolling by that time. The arrival time is a bit mushy. It is about an 8-hour drive. But there will be stops.
None unscheduled, I hope. I am counting on the Escape to deliver me to the magic of San Miguel de Allende. I literally got no feel for the place on my last one-day visit. But, this time, it will be serious dating. I will be there for a month.
Well, three-quarters of a month. When I scheduled this trip to San Miguel, I momentarily forgot I have guests coming to Melaque for the second week in July.
So, I will stay in San Miguel for a week, drive back to Melaque for a week, and then return to San Miguel for another two weeks. Call it serial dating.
My land lady for the month, the inestimable Babs, has been sending me notices about two festivals that will open at the end of July. The International Chamber Music Festival. And the Guanajuato International Film Festival (with presentations in San Miguel). Just the type of cultural events I have been missing in my little fishing village by the sea.
If all goes well, I should be back on line in a day or two. And I may even have some additional highland visits to announce for later in the summer. We shall see.
For now, I will roll out of here with the CD player blaring away with a bit of Silence of the Lambs – just to set an interesting tone for the trip.
Why? Were you expecting the soundtrack from Titanic?