The kids and I had the chance to visit after four years. I had been there alone during our spring break but I wanted to spend Christmas at home for a change. Tickets were not cheap at all and I can honestly tell you I had the most fabulous Christmas. Simple. Family. Food. Traditions...who needs anything else?
Let me share some things with you in case you are new to my blog:
- I was born and raised in Mexico City (yes, the polluted, extra populated city south of the border).
- I took my first plane ride 8 days after I turned 18.
- I was ignored by the American flight attendants (I do not blame them) because on the first flight I could not stop crying, and on the second flight... not sure why. Let me put it this way... I could not put a sentence together in English, so they probably noticed that.
- I have lived in the United States for 20 years. Summer or 1994 marked a huge year for me.
- I am still an 'alien'. I have not applied for citizenship so every time I fly I must show my green card (which by the way is not green) and my Mexican passport.
- My entire family lives in Mexico. My mother's youngest sister and her family live in KY, where I lived when I came to 'visit'.
- No, I did not cross the river. A big airplane took me here :)
- I still struggle with being an ESL learner. I am sure you have noticed :)
- My ESL brain does not seem to grow much and that is frustrating.
- I learned English slowly! Prepositions and idioms still get me! Hubby laughs a lot (and corrects me too!).
- My family is not bilingual. Which makes it exhausting when my mother visits or when any of them go with me to Mexico. I must confess I like talking about them behind their backs. I do it. I am not ashamed. Some times they drive me crazy.
- Mexican (real Mexican) food is amazing and I miss it very much.
- I get super depressed when I return (guilt, sadness, memories...you name it). Feeling blue is part of the price I pay. I can't wait to feel better. Right now I just want to shake it off!
We were there for 11 days. We did not ventured out much but we did make it downtown to see some things my son wanted to see (thanks to his history teacher).
Let's get the pictures show you more.
The second picture is La Cathedral. Beautiful. Old. Full of faithful followers.
Lastly, food! I ate so much. I lost weight. Unbelievable! Churros and shrimp cocktail...heaven. Pure heaven.
I will take my good camera next time. It was hard to get good pictures with my hubby's camera that does not like me. Half of the pictures we took have been erased. I guess I must go back...soon!
I also got the chance to see three of my high school friends (two ex-boyfriends and my BFF) after 20 years! We talked so much and we have so much more to share! I must go back, alone :)
An amazing trip for sure!
Have you been to my home town?