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We're back from our little trip down south and pleased to be home. It took me two days to recover from my endless trips up and down the sand, but we did have great fun. The little guy enjoyed the real waves immensley and he and his friend got some good experience of their first state titles. The place I picked to stay was awesome, it was close to everything and reasonably priced. I'm thinking we might take my mother there for a holiday at the end of the year...I was hoping to go on the Second Browncoat cruise but...

When I hadn't heard anything, I suspected it; but I've just had an email confirming the 2nd Firefly/Browncoat cruise is cancelled :(

The first reason was the current financial crisis which I understand; but the second reason was the perception of possible lack of safety in Mexico? I haven't heard anything about Mexico on the World news - can anyone enlighten me?

It's doubtful whether I would have had the money I guess (though for OS trips I usually can scrape and save :)), because I've just bought a new car. After years of cramming stuff into my little Yaris, I've given in and bought myself a dual cab ute (truck). It's so big! I'm still getting used to parking it and it won't fit under the decorative fascia on the carport. So I'm going out there with a crowbar to see if I can remove it! :D

I've switched the car to the house loan, so even though it's a more expensive car I'm saving $164 a fortnight! Time to save!! That is if the Little guy's sporting endeavours don't send me broke...

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Date: 2009-03-12 10:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ru-salki99.livejournal.com
I'm glad you had a good time. I wish i was going on holiday *is jealous*

Oh and i got that email too. I don't understand the whole Mexico thing either. I think it's maybe just the americans being a bit paranoid which is ashame. I just hope that it does come around again. If not, we should totally organise one for the mediterranian. That would be awesome!

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Date: 2009-03-12 11:13 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] truthmaker
Glad to hear you had a good time. :)

As for the whole Mexico thing, yeah it really does sound to be that bad.
Mexico's Instability Is a Real Problem (Wall Street Journal)
Mexicans seek asylum at any cost (BBC News)

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Date: 2009-03-13 12:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elsibet34.livejournal.com
Bummer about the cruise. I have been hearing stories about Mexico lately, though. Two couples I know were planing honeymoon trips there, but are having doubts now.

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Date: 2009-03-13 01:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vintrackergirl.livejournal.com
Hi! I'm from the US. I have heard a number of news stories warning against students heading to Mexico for spring break, and that there are areas of Mexico that should be avoided at all costs.

Apparently what is happening is that visitors are being kidnapped and held for ransom--never a good thing! Also, the drug lords/traffickers are bold and violence abounds.

A friend in San Diego/southern California used to head to Mexico withe friends for golfing at swanky resorts across the border, but fear doing so at this time...

IMHO, I don't think it's just paranoia. But it certainly is a shame. Sorry about your cruise!

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Date: 2009-03-13 09:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wildannuette.livejournal.com
Sorry to hear about the cruise, hon. It always sucks when you can't do something you want to.

I'm glad you had fun while you were away *hug*

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