Today, on our way to get apple tree leaves from “our girl” a.k.a. the girl that owns the vegetable stand at the corner of our street, we saw this van that was about 5,000km out of place.
I wouldn’t have expected to see this on the streets of Southern Mexico.
I was so set on proving that it was parked on our street that I had The Kids run back to the house with me to get my camera. I thought for sure that I’d come back out of the house and it would be gone.
I didn’t wait around to see who the owners were because while it’s the first vehicle with Quebec plates we’ve seen (sightings from Nova Scotia, British Columbia and Manitoba have been made), it doesn’t mean that the owners are Canadian. In fact, we see cars with California and Texas plates every day and it turns out that they aren’t Americans at all.
By the way, in case you were wondering why I was buying “apple tree leaves”, to be honest, so was I. Turns out that Artemis’ class will be discussing the uses of certain tree leaves for medicinal purposes. Such as lime, apple, who knows what else.
Mexicans are big believers in the benefits of “alternative medicine”. So much so that whenever I’m sick (like right now), people that pass me on the street (who I don’t even know) often suggest ways in which I might get rid of my cough or whatever else is ailing me. Tequila is usually part of the solution.