It’s strange to think that this is my last night in Mexico for several months and maybe my last night ever in Merida.  This country, that I never intended to visit, has captured my heart.  The warmth of the people, the culture and the comfortable atmosphere has made me feel at home even though at times I’m sure I stuck out like a sore thumb.

I’ve spent the last couple days in Merida visiting my old haunts but mostly visiting with friends.  It’s been great to see everyone again even though Alex is gone and we didn’t get a chance to meet up.  I’m not sure if/when I’ll be back but I know that when I return I’ll have a home waiting here.

Tomorrow I leave for the US.  I’ll be traveling for approximately 24 hours straight and I’m not particularly looking forward to it.  My first stop is Palm Springs where I’ll spend a few days with Rob, the owner of the boat I might be sailing on early next year.  We want to spend some time getting to know each other before we set out just to make sure that we click in person.  it feels a bit like a job interview or a first date but it should be fun and I’ve never been to Palm Springs before so that will be nice.

For now I’m going to take once last walk down to the Zocalo to say goodbye to Merida.