It’s Monday morning of our first long weekend in Mexico (Mexican Independence Day). After a chaotic month of ‘first year teacher craziness,’ getting my head wrapped around working at a new school AND the challenges of living in a new country… I was more than ready for three days off work! Matt and I had wishful plans of hiking in Chipinque, exploring a local market, driving to a colonial town with a vineyard and maybe even a trip to waterfalls nearby. Unfortunately, those plans have been crushed with the insane amount of rain we’ve been getting in Monterrey.
Right now there is a tropical storm on the Pacific Coast as well as Hurricane Ingrid moving through the Mexico’s Gulf Coast, leaving us soaking wet. Fortunately, where we live hasn’t been impacted like the coastal areas, but there is definitely a lot of flooding. Some of the low lying roads feel more like rivers. It doesn’t add to the exciting experience driving, that’s for sure.
I spent Saturday afternoon shopping at a mall in Monterrey with a few girl friends. I bought a super cute winter jacket for when the temperature drops in December. I guess I should have bought a rain coat!
This link shares a little bit more information about the storms (BBC News):