A Quick Update

In 2010, we moved back to the small town in Colorado that I never stopped missing while we lived in Mexico. Now I sometimes miss Mexico, but I wouldn't travel as freely as we did when we were there, camping out in remote areas and so forth.

Mexico today is in a period of change, and in many ways it is more dangerous now. That said, I have plenty of American friends who still live there very happily, just taking a few more precautions than they did in the past.

Just to say!


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Archive for the ‘Living in Mexico’ Category

Feb. 19, 2007 — Ah, so many sounds here! I’m sure I’ve forgotten a few… The Scott Joplin tune that heralds the truck selling ice cream and other snacks, off and on during the day “Zeta G-A-S!!!… honk honk…Zeta G-A-S!!!… honk honk…Zeta G-A-S!!!… honk honk…Zeta G-A-S!!!… honk honk…Zeta G-A-S!!!… honk honk…Zeta G-A-S!!!… honk honk…” can […]

Jan 23, 2007 — The incredibly exotic smell of night-blooming jasmine wafting in our window Bad drains, though happily much less than I remember from earlier years Delicious aromas from sidewalk stands where people are deep-frying pork parts in oil that probably hasn’t been changed in a very long time The fresh salt air at […]

January 25, 2007 — A reader wrote to me: I am interested in finding out how you like/dislike being retired to Mexico?? how did you decide where to retire to? what do you like most/least? and how you came to be in Mexico?? I like being in Mexico but I also do miss the United […]

August 4, 2006 — This grand old cactus was almost invisible when we bought our place, hidden behind quite a thicket of bamboo. Kelly moved the bamboo so we could admire this view from our back door. That’s lantana to the right, and the wood is decorating our chain link fence and giving us more […]

August 26, 2006 — This morning, I was on our front porch doing my stretches not long after daylight, watching the mountains across the lake disappear into clouds. The lake became misty and then was mostly lost from view. It wasn’t raining at our place: our swimming pool was clear and still. Suddenly I heard […]

July 31, 2006 — Bill Jones sent me this email, with permission to post it. Question: Love your web site/the blogs/we are retired and live on an island near Tacoma, Washington. High taxes/ rainy weather have us ready to move. Wife says Mexico, I say maybe. Cheaper, better weather for sure. Friends say Chapala area, […]

July 19, 2006 — Ah, the tropics! Glorious sunsets seen through the graceful fronds of palm trees, deliciously warm weather you can gloat about while friends up north are huddling in their homes, freshly picked papayas for breakfast… And bugs. Nature is prolific and we have seen quite a variety of spiders, scorpions, mosquitoes, wasps, […]

July 8, 2006 — It’s good to be back home in San Juan Cosala. It would be good to be home after a month’s trip no matter where home might be, but since it’s the lakeside (Lake Chapala) area of Mexico, there are special joys. We had heard that it had been raining every couple […]

May 15, 2006 — One of my readers sent me these comments recently: Nice to hear about the women’s expat group you went to. If I move down there (I’m single and can’t afford to buy, but would have a small pension), I would be sort of a Midlife Maverick type, and would love to […]

April 11, 2006 — I recently got an email asking if the writer could send me some questions about living in Mexico. I said sure, so long as I could answer in the blog. Here’s what he asked, with identifying details removed. It seems they have a way to earn their living; that’s part of […]

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