Looks like we’ll be spending another winter entirely in New York and New England. We thought we’d be making border-crossing reservations a couple of weeks ago, but with so many other things up in the air, it’s getting impossible to select a good time for 8 to 10 days in Mérida. My one hope is that we’ll see a last-minute opening — free of obligations and snow storms — and do something on the spur of the moment.
I know that means more expensive flights and fewer choices, but the other option is remaining here all winter. Which is what I normally do anyway. Although the weather lady on TV just remarked about what a mild November we’ve been having, I keep noticing how cold my fingers are. We’re not always so ice-averse. For New Year’s, we’re going to Cape Cod, as we often do. That can be brutal, but we enjoy the beauty and relative peace of Land’s End at year’s end. But I think my days of laughing at the cold are coming to an end.
Meanwhile, we’re starting to get interested in Progreso and the entire Gulf coast. Can you believe I’ve still never been there, or to any of the coastal towns? Next time, we have to get out there and get our bearings. Never been to a Mayan ruin, only been to one hacienda. Never seen a cenotes. Never spotted any pink flamingos. Never been north of the Galerias Mérida (and have never ventured inside that or any other mall), or more south than the airport. We’re always so busy exploring the three-mile-square zone known as the Centro and the hotel zone.
But like I keep saying, there will be plenty of time to explore later on.