Thursday, October 11, 2012

Good intentions

8AM - Good intentions
In the year 1996 I found a discarded book in the trash, "Complete Works of Shakespeare". I would love to read Shakespeare. But I could never even begin this giant task. Because of what I confessed to you a few days ago about my inability to comprehend what I read.

It is really weird to me, that although I have this reading difficulty, this problem does not extend to my writing. I am able to imagine what I want to write to you here in my blog, and just go ahead and do it!

I got the Shakespeare book down from my library cabinet this morning in order to look up some quotes that Red Pollard speaks in the movie, "Seabiscuit". But I found that it is now much easier to do Shakespeare research in Google rather than in the book.

The quotes that I wished to research are:
Emperor Hadrian: "Brick by brick, my citizens, brick by brick."
Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream: "Though he be but little, he is fierce."

I must still have good intentions to read Shakespeare. Because I continue to lug around this immense tome.

1PM - El Chaco Resort
This morning I was talking with Elena, who founded El Chaco Resort in the year 2000. She told me that first they bought the building with the restaurant. Then, little by little they bought adjacent land. Constructed the hotel. Built the big swimming pool. And finally, built the RV camping area.

The difference between the way business operates in Mexico and the United States fascinates me. A business like El Chaco in the United States would be in trouble because the hotel is only really busy perhaps three weeks of the year.  But here in Mexico, three weeks of sold out hotel rooms is enough!

Everybody who works at El Chaco is part of the family. Elena's two sons, Trino and David do the maintenance. Ellie, Trino's wife, manages the hotel and cooks in the restaurant. When customers suddenly show up during the week, family members show up as if by magic to do what needs to be done.



Location: El Chaco RV Park
Elevation: 15 meters