Mexico Trip Report: Three Weeks in Mexico City and the Central Highlands
Replies: 21 - Last Post: Jul 30, 2012 9:30 PM Last Post By: tiredandretired
Jul 22, 2012 8:22 PM
15I would like to thank everyone who took the time to read the "mess" as I referred to it originally. The great thing about Thorn Tree is for those of you who read and post regularly, you show a real and true sense of interest and perhaps love for Mexico. So again, thanks very much.
Here are a few responses to what you wrote:
1) About the lack of paragraphs, spacing, etc....unfortunately when I pasted my word doc into the TT post window most of my spacing was lost. Too bad. It did make it very hard to read. More reason for me to thank you for slogging through it.
2) About it not being a true "trip report". I guess my main intent was to capture more my feelings and insights into the trip as opposed to specific and obviously helpful data. I am of the opinion that there is often greater value to be learned about a place through metaphor then hard facts. Perhaps that is a weakness of mine, but it has served me well in some fairly dicey places and made them more enjoyable to boot.
3) About the "nastiness"...this posting was done in a few hours. I guess I should have edited myself a bit more thoroughly. However, I am what I am as the cartoon character says and what one person may see as out of line another may find as right on the money. But point taken, I could have changed a few words.
4) My political leanings? Like many of you I have changed politically, philosophically, and spiritually over the years. I was a raving liberal early on, then I became a staunch conservative, and now that I am in the tercera edad I find myself able to hold a number of contradictory opinions with absolutely no problem. It really seems the main point if you are thoughtful. I think this is difficult for some people to understand. It appears wishy-washy, but it has been my experience that people who have no doubt that they are right generally end up hurting a lot of people including themselves.
5) About some of what I wrote as being pointless...I couldn't agree more. But then what is the point of anything? I wrote and posted because when I got back from Mexico I had a bunch of words careening around the inside of my head and I knew that if I wrote them down and shared them with you I could get it out of my system and receive some critical feedback as well. Writing is fun for me. Mexico is a great place. Travel and working around the world has been my life blood for a long time. I enjoy discussing ideas with people who have something to say, even when I don't agree with them. People like you. That seems the point of TT. Maybe I am wrong about that. Let me know.
6) Oh and did I really go to Mexico and actually do this trip? The answer is yes. But here is something that all of you for sure won't believe: My only other post on TT was 8 years ago. I proposed that as far as I knew, I was the guy who popularized putting lime and salt in American beer. Needless to say people jumped all over me for that one. Here is the story: I was drinking quite a bit of Tecate in those days in Acuna--the place was called Peso Beer. Some of you may recall that the Tecate cans were made of tin. In the mid 1960's Tecate was the only beer you put lime and salt on the top of the can. It tasted better what with the tin and all. I returned to Texas and started putting lime and salt on all the beer I drank. Bud, Miller, everything. For about 10 years or so, I never saw anybody else in Texas do it, believe me I looked. When I posted that on TT, I got plenty of grief from all the old Mexico hands. But like I say, for those ten years up until about 1975 or so I was a man in the wilderness with my lime, salt, and Bud. I was also a young drunk, but that is another story. Okay, sorry to digress. Thanks again. dduke9
Jul 22, 2012 10:01 PM
Jul 25, 2012 11:51 AM
Jul 29, 2012 2:46 PM
No, tired and retired thinks nasty political stuff does not belong on this board, period, whether liberal or conservative. OP definitely lost credibility when presenting political comment as a travel report.
Jul 29, 2012 2:52 PM
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Jul 30, 2012 9:30 PM
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