Monday, July 21, 2008

Mamma Mia

I drove up to my home in California late last week. I brought along my cat and a friend that needed a ride up to Arizona. The border was a snap for me and the cat, but we were delayed as we waited for my friend to walk across. I have a "fast pass" and zip across pretty easily but she had to stand in a long line and it took longer than we figured. One of the gates was closed to people walking since the recent rains caused a sink hole in front of it. The sink hole was actually a tunnel that caved in. Don't ask me. I guess it was a drug tunnel, but I don't know. So, the trip took 13 and a half hours, instead of the normal 11. By the time we got to Gila Bend I stopped and bought a double-shot espresso and sailed the rest of the way home.
Now I'm in the land of plenty with movies and groceries and convenience. I went to Mamma Mia today and really enjoyed it. And I went and got a library card. My husband will be along in a couple of days so the girly stuff will come to an end. I think we are going to stay up here until hurricane season is over this year.


Carolynn said...

Wow, sounds like an epic journey. It would be interesting to find out the story on that tunnel.

Molly said...

I bet the border is like swiss cheese, with holes everywhere. A combination of people without papers, and drugs probably go both ways like a freeway.
I'd be happy if they would take the border fences down and treat Canada, USA, and Mexico like Europe.

smellshorsey said...

You left right before the hurricane. Good timing! (Though I imagine you just get rain and winds from this one, if anything.)

What do they do with Bella during a hurricane?

I had a horse pastured at a boarding facility during Hurricane Hugo, which plowed inland and did lots of damage. Of course my horse colicked the night before and was supposed to be checked on every couple of hours. The person who tended to the horses didn't venture out in the hurricane (can't say I blamed her). All the horses were fine, including mine. I think they know how to take care of themselves.

Molly said...

Hi Ann! I've missed you.

During bad storms the horses are all in, under cover. But if the rains come too fast and hard, and the farm gets too much standing water, they will turn them all loose into the desert. They certainly know how to fend for themselves, these little Mexican horses.