Friday, February 13, 2009


On Wednesday it was 70 degrees, and I went outside after lunch to get something from my car, and didn't even wear a jacket. Yesterday morning it was raining as I left for work, and while I was driving the rain turned to freezing rain and big sloppy snowflakes. When I got off the highway to take the last turn, I stopped at a stop sign behind a big truck and thought it was going to roll back into me. It didn't seem slick to me, but he must have hit a patch of ice. He was able to get up the hill, though, without incident.

This morning it was raining when I left for work, it turned to snow partway there, and by the time I got to the office the sun was shining.

Schizophrenic weather!

While we were in Mexico, we hired a driver and van to take us on a little siteseeing trip through some of the villages near Puerto Vallarta. One of the places we stopped was a town called Sayulita. Our driver called it a "hippie town;" it was full of funky little art galleries, bistros, and surf shops.

When I was looking for information on Sayulita on the web, I discovered that Sayulita was one of the places where Olivia Newton-John's former boyfriend Patrick McDermott had been spotted after he faked his death. According to several sources, he's been seen there, living in a "$33 per night shack" on the beach. Just a funny coincidence. I didn't see him, though.

Just a note: I thought the beach at Sayulita had a kind of old-time charm to it, kind of 60's vibe, and I post-processed the photos I took to play that up. If you click on the ones above, the full-size photos will open up.

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