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Tuesday, April 24, 2018


Aloha Everyone,

The beautiful sunrise promised another wonderful day. I am always grateful whenever I am able to do my morning walk. Having an extra day in Las Cruces meant that the two of us can strike out some items from our list of things to do.

What followed was truly a wonderful stroke of serendipity.

J.J. found a windshield repair shop called Speedy Glass. They agreed to repair the crack while we wait in their office. A young man walked in and engaged in a conversation about his new haircut with the receptionist Robbie, who happened to be his aunt. Johnny’s haircut looked great so we asked him who cut his hair.

J.J. got his haircut from David who is also related to Robbie. The busy barbershop is tucked at the entrance of Stay Fit Fitness Center.

Robbie also recommended a great Mexican restaurant. El Sombrero Patio Café is very popular local eatery. At 1:30 pm the place was packed with happy, hungry regular patrons.

From the KOA Las Cruces books and magazine exchange library, we got the November 2017 issue of National Geographic with a captivating title.

“THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS What we can learn from Costa Rica, Denmark, and Singapore - the most joyful places on the planet “ by Dan Buettner

There are universal similarities as well as cultural differences on what one regards as ingredients for happiness.   Being personally familiar with all three countries, J.J. and I find it baffling that Singapore made it to the top of the list.

Aloha -- Cathi