I had a number of items on my checklist to accomplish on this trip north.
One is in a hold pattern -- and likely not to develop as I had hoped. But I have successfully accomplished two of them. And a third will soon be done.
My visa for the trip to Red China arrived just before Christmas. Resplendent with its red star of approval. I have stared at it to remove all thoughts of political prisoners from my not-too-translucent political meter. There is no need for me to play Winston Smith at this stage of my life.
I also received two books a doctor friend in Mexico requested me to buy. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross’s On Death and Dying and On Grief and Grieving. He found it difficult to find both books in Mexico. Now, I just need to find a good way to get them to his office in Leon. Maybe a road trip when I return to Mexico.
The third task is dependent on my brother’s return from Virginia the first week in January. We have been talking about a new laptop for my trip to China. I have eliminated the possibility of a tablet. It simply will not work as a blog tool -- for me. But a Z series Sony Vaio (yes, the same model that died an untimely death in 2009 when I lived on the beach) may be practically perfect in every way.
And with that purchase, I should be ready to head down to Mexico for my trip to Copper Canyon.