(Note to our snowbirds from Karen L: Cathy K., Jody, Karen B. and Susan have gone to Mexico for 3 weeks of intensive Spanish language classes. They arrived last Sunday and each is living with a host family. I expect they will see and do lots of cool things. I will continue to forward messages as I hear from them.)
Here is Karen's forwarded message from Jody:
The four of us went to a cooperative of women from original people (they prefer original to indigenous). We shared a taxi and went over winding roads to Chixilton. The women expected us so I am very glad we went. We all bought beautiful things, which we can show off in September. The taxi driver took a bunch of pictures of us with Claudia, who was our host and translator. We are all getting as much Spanish as our brains will hold. Miss you all.