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Dia de la revolucion

sunny 23 °C

Today is a national holiday in Mexico! I'm embarrassed to say I know virtually nothing about Mexican history. But thanks to my friend Wikipedia, I now know a wee bit...
"The Day of the Revolution (in Spanish, “Día de la Revolución”) is celebrated annually in Mexico on November 20, the anniversary of the 1910 start of the popular movement which led to the overthrow of dictator José de la Cruz Porfirio Díaz Mori after 34 years of military rule but ushered in over a decade of civil war which ultimately led to the promulgation of the nation’s constitution in 1917 and the 1920 ascension to the presidency of General Álvaro Obregón."

Unlike holy week, the hotel and roads are very quiet. But most things appear open, maybe that's just because we're in the resort area. Boy I think about how relatively stable the last century has been for Canada and realize that we have been very lucky! Perhaps the only comparison could be the 14 year reign of King Ralph! My good friend wiki informs me the PC party has "served" Alberta since 1971 without interruption.

Huh? Where did that little bit of reality come from? Okay back to holiday mode. Did I mention I'm sitting on my balcony overlooking the marina drinking my latte?

This morning I woke with the sun. Probably wouldn't have if my alarm hadn't sounded the call for tennis. We got in a half hour warm up before Oscar made it Courtside. He is really busy with Men's future ITF tournament. There are three Canadians playing in it including a youngster from Manitoba. I'm hoping to catch a couple of games later in the week.

The tennis lesson was awesome today. I had a good workout, my face wasn't beet red at the end and my knees gave me no trouble. My mom tracked down some towels for us ( for some reason at the country club they are kept under lock and key but her perseverance was rewarded) even playing at 7:30 is hot! I'm actually a little surprised that any of us could move at all this morning after our protein gorge-fest last night!

Nothing else on the agenda today, perhaps a little swim? A walk on the beach? Maybe a little more George from the Sweeny! And hopefully a little fb chat with my favourite!

Posted by kwtraumer 08:46 Archived in Mexico

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