My heart aches for this place. I am fortunate enough to have an aunt who cherishes Mexico so much, that she lives there half time. I have been visiting Campo Lopez in Baja Mexico before I could even walk. There is nothing but good memories there, even in the wake of the bad. The last time I visited Campo Lopez was a little over a year ago for my uncle's wake. As sad as that sounds, we all felt at peace there. Our hearts ached, but spreading his ashes in the place he loved was healing.
Almost two years later, I had the opportunity to go back.
For those of you who grew up with the ocean, but are currently land-locked like myself, you will understand how I feel. I crave the ocean. The salty air, the sand toes, the sun-kissed cheeks. I crave it all. So getting to go back to a coast, though it is not my sea, is worth being excited about.
A perk of Mexico, which some may disagree, is the lack of cellular connection and wifi. Disconnecting from the world is probably the most refreshing thing that one can experience. I am pretty much glued to either a computer, tablet, or phone, so you would think that I would have a malfunction but not having to stare at a screen is pretty nice. It creates an opportunity to gain a different perspective outside of our heavily active online society.
Campo Lopez holds a special place in my heart due to what it teaches me. I mentioned before, I tend to gain a different perspective upon visiting this place. Actual conversation and taking in my surroundings is something that I left with on my latest trip to Campo Lopez.
Now that I am back in Arizona, I am just itching to get back to Baja Mexico.
Where do you crave to visit?