2-years, 10-months, 22-days into Samantha’s abduction

Adriana Coronel Tenorio, Adriana Howitt Coronel, Ari Coronel, Ari Coronel Tenorio, Ari Howitt, Ari Howitt Coronel, Axel Alvarez Coronel, Axel Coronel, Ensenada

Sunday, October 2, 2011: Hey Sam, WASTE BASKET!” I woke up with a smile on my face and it was all because of you. When you finally arrived home from your dance lessons, we spent the day in Ensenada. Me, you and of course your pet pig. Along the way you and I were practicing our English and Spanish respectfully when all of a sudden you blurted out “WASTE BASKET” several times in a row. It was absolutely precious listening to it in your voice. I could not help but laugh. I realize how smart you are for your age and not just school or book smart, but street smart. Adriana Coronel Tenorio (AKA Adriana Howitt Coronel, Ari Coronel, Ari Coronel Tenorio, Ari Howitt, Ari Howitt Coronel) has no idea what to do with that. I love it!

Ensenada was mellow but fun. It was nice to get away from that house for awhile. When we got there you wanted to ride the horse and carriages. They took us around the harbor area for an hour. From there we spent time in the park where you and your pet pig garnered all the attention – and for good reason. I hear having a little pet pig is all the rage right now. Who would have thunk it. The trip ended with a short train ride around the harbor. I almost lost it when it was time for me to leave. You were so precious Sam…hugging me and kissing me…saying good-bye from every window and door that faced the front of the house. I am still not used to leaving you like that. I long for the old days when it did not used to be this way. Soon enough Sam. Soon enough.

Spending time with you is always a great distraction for what goes on away from our respective houses. I am starting to get anxious about this week. I don’t know what to make of the impending court date on Friday. Why would they have a court date if they decided I was “not guilty”? I am leery about a court decision that was rescheduled 3-times already. It’s almost as if they are stalling to find an excuse to A) get someone to pay the bribe they solicited or B) looking for a way to find me guilty of something or C) all the above. I don’t know. I guess I will find out tomorrow.

On top of this, I was given some interesting insight into Adriana today. She is acting and talking crazy for many different reasons. She is losing control and she knows she’s losing control. It’s not control over herself, but rather control over you. This is the only explanation as to why she has done what she has done to us all this time. Axel Alvarez Coronel’s (AKA Axel Coronel) father is not in the picture; therefore she has complete control over Axel. She’s trying to do the same with us. This is why she talks in circles, or rather talks out of both sides of her mouth. No doubt about it. Nothing else makes any sense. It’s not an excuse for her, but rather puts things into perspective. I LOVE YOU SAM!