So far, we’re in the clear!

Just because several people have asked us: we are not the swine flu cases being reported upon in Regensburg. We are now 5 days past our exposure in Mexico City and we even did a self-imposed quarantine on Monday to see if either of us became symptomatic before going out and being around other people.

So, thanks to everyone who asked after our health. We’re fine so far – just jetlagged – but still observing carefully, just in case.

Puerto Vallarta, April 2009

We’re back from a great trip down to Puerto Vallarta to visit my parents and some of our best buds N&C. This was the first time we’ve ever been down there without flying through the USA to get there. We learned some stuff; I expect Sarah will post her observations later after we get a chance to deflate and unwind.

For now, here are the best pictures we took while there (slideshow below). You can click the button in the lower-right corner to play the slideshow in full screen mode if you like. N&C may have some good ones to share as well; perhaps we’ll be able to cross-post some of them.

having a great time, wish you were here

Couldn’t sleep past 0700 this morning so I came down to the pool to enjoy the breeze. the past 3 days have been great, except for the fact that my mom departed yesterday (hey. Somebody’s got to work.) and last night there was surprisingly little breeze. it’s kicking now though. Time for a chorizo omelette breakfast with hashbrowns from leftover roasted potatoes (I’m calling it "Bratkartoffeln rancheros").

¡Hasta luego!

Mañana volemos á Puerto Vallarta via Monaco y Amsterdam y México D.F. Vamos a gozar el tiempo y visitar mis padres, quien no hemos visto desde 2007, y el Narguito y su esposa, quien nos traen unos regalos del tipo soprano (mas o menos).

Regresamos cerca del fin de Abril. ¡Que tengan Uds. unos dos semanas buenas mientras que gastamos tiempo en la playa!

Early April Potpourri

A rare (lately, anyway) mid-week post!

Here are some random pictures from random stuff taken by me and Sarah while we were actually doing other stuff:

Dramatic CloudsChokellaAll you can eat!Yes We Can (Move Your Stuff)I got these groceries for a song!

We’re thinking about a fairly cheap but decent quality P&S camera for less than 100€. I’d prefer something with compact flash or SD memory cards and powered by AA-cells (ideally rechargeable NiMH ones) would be ideal. Any recommendations?

And, to take us outta here, check out this cat stalking this other cat, courtesy of