Thursday, June 02, 2011
I've Had It!
We got back to San Miguel about two weeks ago and yesterday while walking into town two times I realized that I've got my legs back. My ankles are limber, my legs are moving well in the hip sockets, and my feet and legs have readjusted to walking on the hard surfaces. The altitude isn't bothering me going up hill, at least not too much, but what is bothering me are the cobblestones. Oh, I can walk on them but I've finally admitted to myself that they are not the charming aspect of this colonial town that I once thought they were. While they are still charming to look at, they aren't charming to walk on. It is like some little aggravation that you ignore and ignore but then one day it hits you.....POW.....just like that. Enough already.
I don't want to walk on cobblestones. The sidewalks are better even if they are two feet wide (sometime 18" wide) and uneven but unfortunately there are places in the Mexican colonias where there are no sidewalks. As you can see from this picture with my house at the top of the street, I can't avoid ever again walking on cobblestones in San Miguel but I'm going to choose the sidewalk route when I can even if it means having to go a little further.