I am honored and surprised!!! Pleasantly surprised! Thank you all so much for voting me into the Vivi awards. It is such an honor to win considering the competition. I was in a category with some great journals!
I have been wracking my brain for a way to follow up all those entries about Cancun. It is impossible. I did learn quite a bit during the ordeal/adventure.
Number one, you never know what you can do until you have to do it. Looking back on it I just shake my head. I would have have a hissy fit if I had to sleep on that hard floor one more night at the second shelter. But I would have done it, had no choice.
Secondly, we must take care of each other. We must look out for each other.
Third, there are a lot of ugly Americans out there and it shames me.
The most important lesson I learned was about the people who live in Mexico. The Mexican people, the locals, were there greatest. When I first arrived in Mexico I was hesitant to leave the Hotel District because I did not know what I would find. I had some crazy idea of what I thought Mexico was like. What I found is that they are very kind. The locals around the second shelter were very poor. Yet what little they had, they offered to us. And wanted nothing in return. They took care of us.
I felt like I was in a movie. That everything was a trifle surreal and happening to someone else. It felt akin to an out of body experience.
Thank you all once again. Now somebody please help me get my award into my side bar!!!!
(please forgive me, no spell check)