I drove past this between Salida and Cotopaxi on State Highway 50 in Colorado. I had to turn around and tell whoever that I stood with them totally assuming I was correct. I was and got the biggest hug of appreciation for doing so.

From my understanding, there are close to 3000 children being held around this country after being seized from their parents at the border.

Many will never see their Mom and Dad again because Republicans are totally evil.

You bastards!


Patricia And The Rest Of The Story

In one word nothing. This is all new to me but at times I do think I have a clue.

First this came so fast and many just heard of it Wed or after. For most there were few choices if any of getting away and the question then was where because of the ocean and the way it was tracking.

Simply the tension here Friday afternoon in Nogalito was easily felt and no macho shit here this guy was scared even with having probably the best casa in town for an event like this. There were others who felt the same.

In the afternoon it was sprinkling and raining lightly off and on. Walking around talking with others in other words taking up time till the first effects of the "biggest hurricane" arrived.

Had lunch and went up and got things food and other, secured it best I could and went back down to my friends and landlord's to wait as was not going to go through this thing alone.

Was watching the track very closely as the internets and electricity have remained on and here is my take -

Patricia was headed due north directly at Puerto Vallarta with the eye maybe 80 miles away approximately.

15 to 20 miles before making landfall just west of the 105th longitude the eye collapsed. It made land where the eye would have been 60 miles due south of here. We were within the perimeters of this thing and it drifted to the east. A little after 6 I came home.

The wind never blew nor was there intense rain. It rained most of the night but sleeping was good so don't know how much.

The storm weakening PLUS mountains were key without question. That's my story. I really don't know what this has done inland.

Walking around yesterday thought but only for a fleeting second of taking pictures for a before and after comparison. No way was the door going to opened into that realm. Maybe it's because of not doing so that made a difference as well. Just as plausible as other reasons that get thrown around to my way of thinking. In any case -

I am very happy. Not been out but sure many others are just as elated. I will be happy for a long period I think.

This whole coastal area north and south of Puerto Vallarta has been spared. Have not been out yet as the peaceful feeling this morning is wonderful. Cerveza will be had today and more than one.

Feel extremely fortunate and my hopes that others inland faired as well. It truly amazes me that this monster of a storm and so close that if you didn't know it was there you wouldn't have.


  1. HAVE ONE FOR ME!!! I'm glad you are safe!


  2. What a relief people must have felt!

    1. A huge yes on that. It's another day of gravy here and people happy for sure.

  3. Scary. Beer is the remedy for Hurricanes. I've been in two.

    1. If there is ever another in my future will do all I can to miss it - that is for damn sure!

  4. Wonderful ! So good to hear ...

    Yes, to this: "Maybe it's because of not doing so that made a difference as well." ... imho, these things do make a difference ... sometimes, all the difference. Thanks for the comment at my place :)

  5. Very nice and thank you! I agree of course. It was simple - immediately said in no way was there gonna be a hex so to speak put on this by me and never thought of it again till the next day which was wonderful.

    Your post was powerful and reminds me of the tension in the air last Friday.

  6. AND we've been around these things more than once and here it is again.

  7. Terrifying experience. Mother Nature can unnerve us than decide to go somewhere else in a storm situation. Nice that she gave you a huge break! --- barbara

    1. Frankly Barbara I agree with the comment Teresa wrote and actually believe as she does that was the reason not even a breeze came up here. That girl has a history of happenings.

      Some of the guys were saying they were not worried. They all lied.