NEW YEAR'S CELEBRATIONS SUBDUED THIS YEAR
Jan. 2, 2005, Catalina Meders, Title Company Bookstore, San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico Town Report:
At San Felipe, it is chilly and cloudy on this second day of 2005. The temperature is 66 degrees right now, with humidity at around 44 percent, and the water at San Felipe is slightly less warm and calm. One has to get into the sun to feel comfortable, especially up here on the balcony. At least it isn't windy.
The other night San Felipe had what sounded and felt like a mini gale, and as a friend of mine was driving to work he saw a piece of somebody's roof lying in the road. There are many people in San Felipe, and have been all week, which means happy vendors and businesses. The New year's celebrations were somewhat subdued this year; people were upset by the devastation in Indonesia, and many folks are contributing money to try and help with the relief.
The restaurants and bars all had gala offerings, but there was a very subtle pall over things. Let's hope that this coming year has some peace and comfort in store for us. The water at San Felipe is very still and steel gray as I look out from the balcony this morning. Hopefully, blue skies and sunshine are just around the corner. Until next week, vaya con Dios from the bookstore by the bay.
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