Day 13 My trip to Bagdad, Mexico

My son Jason and Laura at Bagdad beach, Mexico

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Bagdad beach, Mexico

First I want to start with Matamoros Mexico. That’s where my son and his lovely wife live. I love going to visit them and go shopping and walking. Although a lot of those events have been limited because of the violence towards outsiders as they call us.

Here is a video of the beginning of our journey.

Matamoros, Mexico Going to the Beach

THE BEACH

Bagdad Mexico is a beach that is 20 minutes away from Matamoros Mexico, My son and his beautiful wife Laura took me to this beach where we got the best jumbo shrimp and red drum fish which we grilled, it was the absolutely the best fish I ever tasted.

The beach was deserted until we pulled up. We started walking the deserted beach and all of a sudden there were a lot of venders out of nowhere. It was so funny.

Is it an Alligator?

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Love this Picture

The first night Laura took this picture, I swear it looks like an alligator but it is driftwood, beautiful isn’t it?

The beach was so nice. I kept looking for the Cartel, There were a few sighting. I did a lot of praying.

Oh the soothing beach

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The water so blue and clean

The waves, the water so clean. I loved it.. Sitting on the beach and we were so alone at first.

Bagdad at night

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It was so serene. The birds the ocean;

Bagdad okay we are not in the middle east? No it is a another Bagdad lay on the south side of the Rio Grande just across from a Texas town called Brownsville right below Matamoras.

“It was a small village I was told consisting of a few dirty places to live which served as the homes of all types

Bagdad at night

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It was so serene. The birds the ocean;

Bagdad okay we are not in the middle east? No it is a another Bagdad lay on the south side of the Rio Grande just across from a Texas town called Brownsville right below Matamoras.

“It was a small village I was told consisting of a few dirty places to live which served as the homes of all types of people, fishermen and ranch men etc..

Bagdad – located 50 miles down the ocean from Matamoras, Mexico – at that time was a sleepy town, and cotton was the way of life and it made its way to Bagdad by anyway it could get there..

In Oct. 1867, a powerful hurricane hit Bagdad and Clarksville. The storm literally erased both towns, essentially leaving nothing but sand

For years, one of the more common reminders of Bagdad and Clarksville’s horrible hurricane was when a fishing or shrimp boat would be fishing and catch anchors in their nets.

This area really fascinated me then I heard about the sunken city.

Location of Sunken City

Wow this town was gone. I was amazed. Okay I asked where it is.

My daughter in law looked at me and said, “I don’t know mom just gone.”

I found the old maps. When we drove from Matamoros it only took us thirty or forty minutes. I didn’t realize we were that close. It was desolate. Along the way we saw army in trucks with their machines guns. Or were they cartel? I didn’t want to know.

Even with the Army and Cartel and machine guns I had a real good time, and I learned a lot of history.

©Copyright 2012 by POET DEBORAH BROOKS-LANGFORD

Playing at Bagdad,

Our Bagdad dog

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Jason and Laura

They used to have a special dream

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Cradled deep within their hearts

That someday they would meet
That someone wonderful;

You see it was hidden in their minds
And then right around the corner
They met their love.

He looked and thought ‘what a beauty’
She looked and cried ‘how wonderfully made he is’

Their love made them understand
That their life would be complete
With each other that day;

They had someone that would spend bright days
And lonely times together

With their laughter that brought joy every day;
Their love so special;

The dream they used to dream is now a reality;

A dream that has come true with each other;

Diffused sunlight trickled through her hair,

From the moment they met and the moment they kissed
It was love that first night.

Oh true love is
JASON AND LAURA

BY: POET DEBORAH BROOKS – LANGFORD

© 2011 Deborah Brooks-Langford