I'm fine, I just haven't had any blog inspiration. I've had Akumal friends Donny and Cheryl with their darling beagle Lucy here and we've been having fun.
They went to Celestun today to see the flamingos and I got involved in installing WordPress and checking the instructions for moving the blog. I am going to play around with it some and then maybe change over.
We've had some great meals, picked up fruit at my favorite roadside fruit vendor and enjoyed Noche Mexicana on Saturday.
Just as well we did that because I think from now until this influenza is over I won't be going to crowded areas or eating with my hands at stands. It's frightening but not yet cause for panic. They have found one case in Chichen Itza in a French tourist who was with a tour that had been in Mexico City. It was inevitable, there are so many tourists flying in and out of this area that we were not going to be out of danger for long.
I'm impressed with the Mexican government's response. I hope that this does not become a world crisis. We've been warned for years that the world is overdue for a pandemic flu as it has been more than 20 years since the last Swine Flu outbreak. The SARS outbreak in 2003 ruined tourism for Toronto for a long time and this is really not what Mexico needs after all the cartel hype*. Plus, I just read that there was a 5.6 earthquake in Mexico City this afternoon. Seems like nothing is going right for this lovely country, I hope this is the last of the bad news.
*edited to correct my SARS reference and to add that the French tourist who became sick at Chichen Itza is now said to have something else, not Swine Flu. Still, there are confirmed cases from tourists who have returned to the US and Canada from Cancun. Also, today the Mexican federal government has closed all schools and large gatherings in the entire Republic until at least May 6th. This is a serious epidemic whether it gets classed as a pandemic or not and, like the rest of world, we are waiting and hoping and doing what we can to stay safe.