Good Morning Gentle Readers,
She's a sweet little girl with a warm heart and an easy laugh. She can climb a twenty foot rope cat-quick and she just nailed the Californicate standardized tests. 'Spose I'm biased, but I ain't lying.
That's four-year-old Katie at the Red Sand Beach on Maui at dusk. This is one of TWC's favorites and has not been to Photoshop or otherwise altered in any way.
Sheriff John is also singing for our neighbors to the south, Chile, and a handful of former banana republics in Central America, who, by now, are well into celebrating Independence Day (Cinco de Mayo is NOT Mexican Independence Day).
In Mexico, El Grito began last night with cries of Viva la Independencia and Viva Mexico, echoing Father Hildago's 1810 call for independence from Spain (he had the good sense to arrest all the local Spaniards before ringing the bell).
Many participants will dress in traditional garb (including TWC's favorite, the serape) and indulge in traditional foods such as mole poblano along with guacamole and chips during fiestas taking place all across Mexico.