Have you heard the latest news? People all over the world are suffering from a strange unexplained condition called MMS. The textbook name for MMS is Mexico Magnetic Syndrome. It usually attacks suddenly without any warning. Some believe it may be genetic in nature. Symptoms include an overwhelming compulsion to drive hundreds of miles, suffer long lines at the border, spend lots of money, risk sickness, and you just can’t wait to travel on bumpy mountain roads. There is only one known temporary remedy for MMS. Visiting the Mormon colonies in Mexico seems to help for a few months, but the condition usually returns a few months later. At the present time there is no permanent cure for MMS. For all of you who feel an overwhelming desire or who are compelled to go to Mexico please consider yourself invited to a special trip to the colonies during the summer of 2007.
June 25 to July 6, 2007
Anyone who wants to go or is interested in going should contact Dan Jarvis no later than May 1. The group size will be limited, and there is already quite a bit of interest in this trip. A quick response is recommended. There is a lot of planning and organization that needs to be done prior to going.
This trip announcement is being sent to a large number of people who have either gone to Mexico on previous trips or who have expressed interest in going at some time in the past. Most of you will most likely not be going on the trip to Mexico this year. Many of you might have close family or relatives who may want to go. You are welcome to pass this announcement to others who you feel might be interested.
The trip to Mexico will be a full family activity. Young children, teenagers, single adults, and couples are invited. Trips to the colonies in 2005 and 2006 have proven that children and teenagers really make the trip a lot more entertaining and fun.
The trip in 2007 will be similar to the trips in 2005 and 2006. A report of the 2006 trip is attached to, or mailed with, this announcement. Even though the trip this year will be similar to past trips there will be a few new features not included in any previous trip. The special addition to the trip this year will be a visit to the colonies in Sonora. We will definitely visit Colonia Morelos and Colonia Oaxaca. Did you know there was a third colony in Sonora? It was known as Colonia San Jose, and it was located a few miles from Colonia Morelos. If there is time we will also visit this colony. During the last two trips to Mexico our group members have recorded the names of colonists who were buried in Colonia Pacheco, Colonia Chuichupa, Colonia Garcia, and Colonia Diaz. This year we want to do the same for the colonies in Sonora. During both of the trips in 2005 and 2006 we encountered many surprises and unexpected adventures. We hope the trip this year be the same.
Just like last year the trip will be split into two parts (A and B). Most of those who go usually stay for the whole trip, but a few may go for only part A or only part B. This gives individuals and families several options which may be more compatible with limited vacation days or finances.