Friday, 13 April 2012

forgive me this sentimental moment

Highway 1
I love airports. The possibilities, the stories. Airports are great. What I really cherish, is the arrivals gate. The indescribable feeling of sighting someone you love rounding a corner and coming through the sliding doors, knowing you'll be hugging them soon. Like my mother, I have been known to tear up when witnessing reunions between people that are strangers to me. The heightened emotions are contagious. (Remember the opening scene in the movie Love Actually? Yeah, like that.)

For the first time since we've been in Mexico, we rented a car at a very affordable price (thanks for the tip Del Viento!) and drove the two and a half hours to San Jose del Cabo. We were to pick up our friend Karina at the airport. It was strange for Rick to drive again after 7 months and it was weird to be out of sight of the ocean for long stretches of the trip. We certainly enjoyed the different perspective. 

Sampling Mexican beer and good
conversation
Ultimately, we were meeting a very dear friend after what felt like a long absence. After hugs and a pee break, off we went. Within minutes of piling into the car and heading back to La Paz, it felt like old times: The conversation, the history, the laughs. I am a vagabond, but my heart misses the familiarity of loved ones. Both Rick and I are thrilled that our Karina (a.k.a. KK) is going to be here for 10 days.

Already we are enjoying pounding the pavement of La Paz with her. We've introduced her to Aracherra, negotiated the insane sidewalks of La Paz, and watched soap operas in a  Mexican doctor's waiting room. (That story is for another post.) We'll be heading out to the islands soon. 

Some cruisers think we are crazy for welcoming all the visitors we've had aboard Nyon. We think we're fortunate.

Buds
(Before the sunburn)

3 comments:

  1. Just like we love to share our city of New Orleans with anybody that wants to stop by, we look forward to sharing our cruising life with loved ones. You're not crazy at all!

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  2. Just like we love to share our city of New Orleans with anybody that wants to stop by, we look forward to sharing our cruising life with loved ones. You're not crazy at all!

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  3. You just brought back memories of me meeting people at the airport. It is a great feeling.

    I also get all emotional when I see people who look like they are reconnecting for the first time in ages. snif, snif. We should cherish the moments we have with our loved ones...they so easily could be so far away.
    Dani

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