ARROYO SECO, Jalisco, Mexico - So as the calendar turns today to 2009 (Who thought we would ever see that number when we graduated in 1966?), the idea of a 45-year reunion in Mexico in 2011 is, well, pretty close.
Sometime last year I suggested that the class might consider coming south, here to the Costa Alegre in Mexico to celebrate. But not in June. (Hell, I won't be here in June, it's too hot and humid...) No, what I suggested, and some people thought was good, was to have the Class of '66 reunion in February, when the winter is usually the most foul in the northeast.
The nearby city of La Manzanilla has great accommodations, world-class restaurants and enough surfing, swimming, fishing and cervezas (and margaritas) to keep everyone pretty happy.
Surfer Laura heading out into the waves
Of course, some of the reunion could also take place here in Arroyo Seco, where my wife and I live six months of the year. The village people (the Mexicans, not the aging singing group) are marvelous and would probably be quite amused by a large contingent of non-Spanish speaking gringos descending on the town.
They are amused with us - and we are the only two gringos living here.
Anyway, this is just a little reminder that a reunion is in the works...
Feliz a˜no nuevo, amigos.