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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Tripbase Blog Awards 2009

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Archive for the ‘Lake Chapala’ Category

Over several  months, my husband Kelly has been working with students at the nearby Ninos y Jovenes boarding school and with members of the Chapala Green group, along with other people who have turned up at times. They’ve been creating a demonstration project for earthbag building, a method that Kelly used to build the house […]

Before this area got some rain in May, Kelly and I had quite a window seat to watch a forest fire happening across Lake Chapala from us, on the beautiful and inactive volcano called Mt. Garcia. It went on for well over a week. The local press reported that not only was the terrain difficult […]

April 25, 2009 — One Saturday Kelly and I walked a few blocks to the butcher shop we use sometimes here in San Juan Cosalá. We got ground beef for our dogs and some lamb for us, and while Kelly was paying, I noticed that the big double doors to a nice house right across […]

March 7, 2009 – Living by Lake Chapala means we enjoy the beauty of the lake, from many vantage points. We have a nice though not panoramic view of the lake from our house, and we often walk down to the lake. San Juan Cosala’s new malecon isn’t completed yet, but already I think it’s […]

Feb. 22, 2009 – One day this week, Gerardo Tolantino stopped by. He teaches English at the middle school here, and we made a YouTube video of an historic tour he gave of our town, San Juan Cosala,  a while back. That link takes you to the video. This time, he invited us to the […]

Sept. 23, 2008 — On a recent Saturday afternoon, Kelly and I sat on a rooftop in Ajijic, at the home of some friends who live right in the village. We enjoyed the company of a variety of other people, but there was another reason we spent most of the time on the roof rather […]

June 27, 2008 – When our friends Janet Woodman and Kizzen Laki were here from Colorado back in January, Janet did this watercolor from the malecon in the city of Chapala, looking west along Lake Chapala. I was going to put it up on the blog then, but somehow it slipped by me. I just […]

June 7, 2008 – Riberas del Pilar is in between San Antonio Tlayacapan and Chapala, and between Lake Chapala and the two-lane lakeside highway or carretera. It’s a rather suburban type area, in that it has no central plaza, nor is it densely built up. The homes there are often on larger pieces of land […]

June 4, 2008 – A longtime professional photography and videographer, Kelly loves to roam around with his camera, a Canon S5IS Powershot. Here are pictures from two different walks he took from our home in San Juan Cosala. Last September, the mountains above the town were hit by a huge amount of water in the […]

The plaza in San Juan Cosala is rarely this empty. It’s recently had a lot of work done to make it more attractive, and it’s really very nice! A friend of ours from San Juan Cosala who is currently working in the US asked us for a photo of the plaza. It happened that Kelly […]

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