Jan 19, 2011
Dear Mom, Dad, Mommio, family and friends,
We are just fine! Yes there was an incident here in Mazatlan on Sunday afternoon where a fellow from Penticton, just a two hour drive from our home in Canada, got hit in the leg via stray bullets but we were not involved and I repeat, we are fine. I’m sure you saw it all on the TV news Tuesday evening. Interesting that this happened on Sunday but only hit the news Tuesday. Here is a translation of the story from the Mazatlan Noroeste by a reporter on the online Mazatlan Messenger. It is sad that this happened to a fellow Canadian and we wish him and his family well.
Before you start with the emails and the phone calls please remember that just a month ago Vancouver had its own outbreak of gang violence with 10 people shot on Oak Street. Interesting enough we were in Mazatlan on Monday within a mile of where this shooting occurred and heard nothing of it. In fact we will be right back in the area today, Wednesday. We can’t live our life in fear and can honestly say that we have never felt safer in Mexico. We go about our business in a normal manner whether here or at home. No one has control over being hit by a car or a stray bullet. So please don’t panic, don’t ask us to come home and don’t worry. Instead be happy for us that we are able to get away and enjoy life.