I had a bit of apprehension about arriving at our first Warm Showers host in Mexico. However, arriving at Sara and Adolfo’s house was joyful chaos (their family includes five children, two dogs and two cats). Their big hearts made us feel right at home.
Adolfo works for the world’s largest salt works, Exportadora de Sal. I saw interesting pictures of the giant machines used to harvest the salt. In addition to salt, fossils get unearthed. His son showed me his collection, including some Megalodon teeth.
Sara is back in school studying tourism and was a wealth of knowledge about the bird sanctuaries, whale watching, and the surrounding area. Unfortunately, the whales would not be back in the area until December.
Prior to entering Mexico, many people related the dangers we could expect to face. Once we were in Mexico and met other travelers, retirees and expatriates, more stories about the good things that happen here started to dominate the conversations. For whatever reason, it seems like the experts on danger have never been to the “dangerous” places.
I’m thankful to have met Sara, Adolfo and their family and grateful for making us feel at home. We were enriched for having met them and I hope that we were able to positively affect their lives. It is experiences like this that make me glad we ventured out to be citizens of the world rather than citizens of Fear.
Thanks again to Sara & Adolfo for being such warm hosts.