Thursday, May 2, 2013

Hola, D.F.

The dahlia is the official flower of Mexico
We are flying into Mexico City tomorrow. Also known as D.F., Distrito Federal, the city is the capital of Mexico.

I have only been inside the country of Mexico once, when I was about eight years old, and my family was visiting Texas. We traveled to El Paso (I think) and went across the border for maybe two hours. I think maybe we bought a tortilla press.

Mexico City is one of the largest cities in the world - both in terms of geographical area and population. It is also an old city, founded by the Aztec people around 1325 a.d;, but it was built on the site of a much older city founded by a long-lost indigenous people.

It is 12,000 feet above sea level, which makes it higher than the highest city I've ever visited, Denver, which is just 5,000 feet. Wonder what it's like to breathe that rarefied air?

Tomorrow, as luck would have it, our U.S. President Barack Obama is visiting Mexico City, and we've already been alerted to the possible airport and traffic disruptions that might affect us.  Well, it's not that different than when he comes to West L.A. and ties up the 405 while attending a fundraiser in Holmby Hills!

And, honestly, I guess I'd be more pissed off if it were Mitt Romney slowing down my taxicab.


smalltownme said...

Have a great trip!


Oh God, how I wish it were Mr. Romney pissing you off.

Enjoy your trip.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Where's the black one?

Gilly said...

What beautiful dhalias! I love, especially those tight pompoms. Have a great trip - and bring back some photos!