Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!!!

We have been having a great time! We arrived on the 30th from a trip to Celestun, this tiny town in the Yucatan State known for it's huge aggregations of flamingos! We went on a boat tour to see them, the guide said there was about 10 thousand! It was quite impressive...they sound like geese and look so clumsy with their long necks and legs!

We spent the day the 31st...actually Marina spent the day cooking...she wouldn't let us help...for the New Year's eve party that we had with Diego's family. One of he traditions here is to eat 1 grape for each of the last 12 seconds of the year. Each grape represents a month in the New Year and with each one that you eat you make a wish for each month. Then we all cheer to the New Year and those who want to travel in the New Year walk around the block with a suitcase...then we ate a huge meal!! What a night...we had a great time! There were fireworks and music at many of the houses until 5 am!!!

I hope you all had a great time ringing in the New Year! Warmest wishes and all the best to all in 2009!

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