So, of course, one of the music groups made a song and dance about it. This song is still being played in Baracoa, and people are still dancing el aeroplano that goes with it -- though! it has never been recorded. Tomorrow we get on an airplane and begin the journey that takes us back to Baracoa to hear el Aeroplano played, sung and danced yet another time.
Ay-up. Finally, all packed, only the inevitable tweaks as we wait for the car to take us to the airport at noon tomorrow. Whew!
We took out a chunk of time for a long and early dinner. It was so pleasant. The first time either of us has actually relaxed in a long time. We didn't even quite relax last night, despite having a very nice time with our friends in spite of the tropical monsoon that wiped out a large number of restaurants and clubs profits, most surely. We saw more people on the streets when were were going home about 2 AM than we saw at all on our way out at 9 PM. -- and more fireworks too. Couldn't see any fireworks at all at midnight from E's perfectly positioned floor-to-ceiling high up apartment. Only water running down the glass. It was like that all day until about 1:30 AM.
Of course el V can't really relax despite being packed. His big job is a'comin' right up. Already, in fact. He's been e-mailing the Travelers from other parts of the country who are coming in via different airlines than ours -- bad weather in a narrow, constricted band, but enough snow and wind to delay or postpone flights, so people are going to have make new arrangements to meet up with Postmambo when planned. This could mean, of course, that we don't all arrive at Holguín at once, and that will throw the timing all off for the day. Because somebody will have to stay to meet the late-comers and get them hooked up with the rest of us. Fun never ends for the people running these sorts of shows -- you know? But I think it will all be OK.
I am so looking forward to being away from insanity for a while.