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Say it isnt so!!!!

April 28th, 2009 at 12:09 am

This CNN excerpt says it all:

In light of the swine flu, the U.S. State Department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention plan to issue a warning against any non-essential travel to Mexico....

I am 3 1/2 weeks away from a trip we've been planning for for over a year... First there was drug wars, then, swine flu and today an earthquake??? I feel really bad for the people living in the midst...and am getting the feeling the trip is slowly slipping out of reach.


My eternal optimism is refusing to pull the plug just yet, although some of my co-travelers are ready to...

I want to wait one more week before making a final decision. But there are nine of us, not just me so I will go with the team on this...we will see how the next few days go.

On the other hand, my heart breaks for the families who have and are losing loved ones to this newly born is hard to feel sorry for myself when others are suffering much bigger losses. Perspective, Ray.

Today was a no-spender. My mom is sick, so it was also a short day for me because she was unable to drive and so I took her to dialysis and brought her home after and I just took a sick day. (Technically I did not have to since I am exempt and worked four hours, but I will feel better charging my sick time.) The hub is very sick as well and he will probably be calling in sick tomorrow...luckily I haven't caught what everyone around me (work, home, kids, grandkis, etc.) has had...

I have enjoyed a quiet was cold enough to start a fire...the house was 58 when I got home this it is up to a toasty 64. So I have enjoyed one of the last fires for the year, stayed on top of the swine flu news, and just enjoyed my (guilt free)free time.

6 Responses to “Say it isnt so!!!!”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    I thought of you when I heard that recommendation, too. I think you should wait just a could calm down in another week and even more by the time you go!!

  2. monkeymama Says:

    That's quite a bummer. But it makes you reflect on the important things in life, doesn't it? *sigh*

  3. dmontngrey Says:

    I have been thinking about you all day since you are the only person I "know" planning travel to those parts. I was wondering if you had decided anything, but I agree on waiting another week for sure. I hope this long awaited trip doesn't get ruined for you and I know you will make the right decision either way!

  4. baselle Says:

    Thought about you when I heard that. Mexico is a big place - Puerto Vallerta isn't really very close to Mexico City. I'd definitely wait another week, and also check to see when the airlines are stopping waiving their cancellation fees. (airlines are waiving cancellation fees for flights to Mexico).

  5. boomeyers Says:

    I totally agree with Baselle! You should be okay in Puerto Vallerta! I guess they are concerned about the plane trip too though, not just being in Mexico. I heard that is how most people in the US have gotten it, from traveling to Mexico and spreading it to their family. Tough choice!!

    Glad you got some free time! I hope it was savored! Smile

  6. Ima saver Says:

    Keeping my fingers crossed for you!

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