Good morning everyone and as my daddy used to say, the road to hell is paved with good intentions.  I got up at 7:00 am to write zee Korner and it’s now 10:08.  I need to go to a recovery house for Facebook addicts.  The only way to stop it is to close your account.  But then, what would my 1.726 close and personal Facebook friends do?  I’m kidding, of course.  It’s a beautiful day today and I’m feeling much better.  The dogs are calm and the birds are chirping to the point of annoyance, but it’s their yard too.  In case you missed Semana Santa, you can see it in photos on my Facebook page by clicking here.  There are three or four albums and if you look at them from the album page, you don’t have to scroll through each one individually.  I kept my leg up all day yesterday and throughout the evening, but I had to go out to my garden this morning.  It’s a spiritual thing for me and while out there, I snapped a couple of photos of what the old homestead looks like today.  Photo by Kat Hammontre.

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Good morning everyone and what a gorgeous day it is.  Maybe a little on the hot side, but I like it when it’s hot.  We survived Semana Santa and those who waited until today to leave will be on the highway, so drive cautiously.  We had record numbers of people here and it was fun and exciting but I’m glad it’s over with.  I climbed the stairs to the statute of Our Lady of Guadalupe about eight times and my legs can feel it.  It was kind of funny when I was taking photos of the folks on the Malecon, a lot of people asked me “how much”.   Cracked me up.  There were a lot of really nice people here with their families and, of course, the trouble makers but I read last night there were only 42 arrests and for crowds that huge, the cops did a great job of controlling the crowds and traffic.  Unfortunately, we had five deaths, four from the accident and one on the dunes.  The death on the dunes was between a Cherokee and a Honda 250.  He was transported to Mexicali where he died of cardiac arrest.  No one was arrested as they couldn’t find the green Cherokee.  They found and arrested Jaimie “N” at his home where he was sleeping.  He said he didn’t know he was under arrest and simply left the clinic.  The authorities beg to differ as it stated in the article they had told him he was.  This is the man responsible for the four deaths in the accident on the highway.   Photo courtesy of La Cronica.

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Good morning everyone and Happy Holy Saturday.  I hope you all survived Friday night in San Felipe.  I didn’t get a chance to write yesterday for a number of reasons, but I did go out and take photos of our little village during Semana Santa.  I’ll post some here for those who don’t do Facebook and for those who do, please click here.  Just about every section of downtown is packed with visitors and the hotels are filled at 85% capacity.  La Cronica posted an article which said 45,000 visitors came to San Felipe, but I’m thinking that’s a little high.  I climbed to the top of the statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe twice today; once around noon and then about  5:45.  There were a lot of families climbing up and down the 100 plus steps both times I went.  I was able to get a pretty good shot of the crowds, however, the big one on Facebook looks better.  Photo by Kat Hammontre.

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