Places To Be: October 2012

In her beloved city of Bacolod, the Masskara Festival is happening right now.  It’ll peak in about another week or two.  This is a time for much wine, music, and merriment in Bacolod.  Self has never experienced it herself, but can imagine how festive the city gets.

Last year, she left Bacolod in the first week of October.  She could see the preparations set up in the plaza in front of the cathedral of San Sebastian.  She told the driver to make a complete circuit of the plaza.  She kept her face glued to the window.  Then she was taken to the airport, and after a long long long flight, she was home.

Today, Jennie and son are visiting.  Jennie showed self pictures of what is happening right now in her home state of New Mexico:  the Hot Air Balloon Festival.  Oh, so pretty!  Self really wants to go there as well!  Maybe next year!

Finally, northern India.  The village of Bir, in Himachal Pradesh.  The Colonel says October is the best time to visit, because the World Para gliding Championships are held there every year.  The Colonel told self that even if they were fully booked, she must never worry, they would find a space for her.

In fact, self would love to spend a month there, working on her next book!

Stay tuned, dear blog readers.  Stay tuned.

Iain Kelly

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