I’ll tell you what’s exciting when you live outside of the U.S.
When friends and family members come to town to see you! Ok, well, maybe they’re not coming in town to see us per se, but they ARE coming in town for my cousin’s “destination” wedding next weekend. Wah-who!
My Mom arrives today, an aunt and an uncle are already here, more family comes Saturday, then more friends and family next week.
It’s awfully exciting.
What I’ve learned throughout this process is that my family members are awesome. I’ve sent random online purchases to nearly all of them to bring down for us. (Hey! It cuts down on the importation.)
I’ve also learned that the U.S. is doing a fairly decent job in scaring the pants off of Americans traveling to Mexico.
I ask you to **please** carefully scrutinize the anti-Mexico headlines that you read every.single.day.in.the.media.
Keep in mind geography and how far from the border Los Cabos is.
Keep in mind the media’s ability and strong tendency to spin news to work in their favor.
Keep in mind that sometimes the great U.S. of A. spews propaganda about any and all foreign countries to make themselves look better. (It’s a wonder that Canada has been safe for so long.)
Just keep perspective.
**stepping off soapbox now**