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I am a self proclaimed coffee addict and Executive Director of a non profit missions agency working primarily in the Mexican cities of Oaxaca, Guadalajara, and Ensenada. I've been married for over 30 years to Chelle, and we have one grown son, Joseph, a graduate of Auburn University in Alabama.

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Wednesday, February 03, 2010

A Great Ride

This was our ride this morning. Through the flooded streets of Querétaro, Mexico. The old VW Bug, or "Bocho" as it is called here, is still a pretty popular car. Coming in at 14.5 kilometers per liter, even the gas mileage is fairly decent.

But when you have to deal with some unrelenting rain, as we've had the last three days, it can be tough.

There were four of us in the car this morning. Our driver Maria, Cesar, his son Alejandro, who while still a baby, takes up a lot of space with his car seat, diaper bag, toys, talking bear, and everything else, and of course, me.

Now I was the lucky one because I got the front seat. You see, if you are riding shotgun, you have a job to do. You have to man the defroster. But it is not the button that most of us have on our cars. The defroster for this classic is a rag to wipe the driver's window clear until the temperature between inside and out stabilizes.

That magical moment hit this morning about the time we got to our destination. Nothing better than riding four in a cramped car, all with bags, no defroster, windows partly down, in famous Mexico traffic, in the middle of a flood.

But at least the wipers worked.

Comments on "A Great Ride"


Blogger Beth said ... (12:47 PM) : 

It looks a lot bigger than those smart cars.


Blogger rockync said ... (5:10 PM) : 

I had a super beetle back in the 70s - loved that car!
Looks like quite the flood but it also looks warm there.
It has snowed here again a week ago and we are now due for an ice storm. I hate the cold...


Blogger Dave Miller said ... (8:34 PM) : 

Actually the weather in this part of Mexico has been pretty cold. And there are no heaters in any homes, so you have to make do with 20 pounds of blankets on your body.

But it is a small sacrifice to be with friends.


Blogger Beth said ... (8:52 PM) : 

I really like your optimism Dave, its rare to find.


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