This is the story of an a family trying to live in separate countries while waiting on USCIS to make up their mind as to whether or not they can live together in the same country again.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Change of plans....
We move into our own house this weekend!!!! Yayyyyyyyy!!! I started cleaning it yesterday, it was just built so it is nasty and needs alot more work to be a home but, we'll get it there.
Well, we were going to Panuco, Veracruz and Tampico, Tamaulipas for Semana Santa but, the bloqueos and mass murders have changed that for now. Ahh, the life with very scared in-laws. I understand you need to be cautious but, don't obsess over it. My opinion, if it is your turn, it is your turn no matter where you are, on the road or at home but, oh well. For those of you that don't know what a bloqueo is, it is where the cartels stop traffic and use tractor trailers or buses to block certain intersections. They make everyone get out of the bus or vehicle and go into a closed in area sometimes, they will take everything from them, i.e. purses, cell phones, money, jewelry, and even your vehicle if they so want to. These things happen on an almost daily basis where we live, at first all of this scared the S*#t out of me but, now, not as bad. I refuse to get on a bus, though.
Our new plans are to spend the week on vacation here in Monterrey, we have only been here for a month and this is the first time here so, there is alot we haven't done. We are going to go to Plaza Sesamo (the Mexican version of Six Flags), Paseo Santa Lucia, MacroPlaza, Parque Fundidora, Planetario Alfa, Parque Tolteca, Presa de la Boca. I will take lots of pictures and post them on here so, everyone can see what a beautiful place Monterrey really is.
I am considering having Easter Baskets and an Egg Hunt for all of the kids on Easter, we have 13 nieces and nephews plus our 2 kids, it should be fun. The kids here have never decorated an egg muchless had an egg hunt.
I leave you with a picture of our new puppy, Chata, a Bull Terrier who is a real terror.