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Brian & Deya met in Vancouver Canada. After a few years together we were married and made choices. One was not to have children the other was not to take life for granted. The rest is yet to come.

December 24, 2010

The Family

Coscomatepec is a lovely town of about 13000 people. It sits in the hills at about 800-1200 metres and is typically cool in the evenings. You get to see people wearing sweaters and toques, I love it. It’s quiet and has plenty of topes and cobblestone streets to keep the traffic under guard and reasonable so driving around here is not too death defying.

Our stay with the aunts and uncles in the area was charming and they are very entertaining people. There is just enough English to keep me near the loop in the general conversations but the conversations themselves are always lively enough to stay entertained regardless of the understanding.

While in Cosco, as people call it, we had the chance to visit some companies. This was a great opportunity and allowed for a fairly relaxed pace. The folks in town are very accommodating and their business interests are typically family oriented which includes a great deal of pride in their products, if nothing else. We saw coffee and tomatoe plantations, bakeries of course and very fine leather manufacturers.

Our route to home, Cordoba, was less than an hour away but we were not in any rush to leave. Cordoba is a sprawling city of about 200 thousand people (by 2005, http://www.inegi.org.mx) and has an evening curfew to deter crime. It has everything you can imagine from Wal-Mart to little taco stands on the side of the road. It’s a noisy place at this time of the year because of all the religious events but also has a lot of opportunity for interesting things to do, as many larger cities have.

We made our way easily to the city and arrived to the mother’s home near the heart of the down town core. Prior to arriving we stopped near the Zócalo to visit a municipal official who wanted to see us on our bikes. It turned into a crowd as this official is of some importance and reporters and pedestrians alike gathered around to take pictures and ask for pictures with us. It was fun but always makes me a little nervous having too many people around me, I just want to start swinging. Once we cleared downtown the next step was to settle in and get to work.

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