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 ‘San Juan Cosala’ 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

April 6, 2009 – I looked out our back kitchen door last Thursday evening, and there was this fire. Actually, the flames were quite a lot higher then. I immediately called Kelly to come and take a look. Gusts of wind rattled our trees as we stared at it. It seemed that we were not […]

March 27, 2008 – Ninos y Jovenes in San Juan Cosala, Jalisco, is a school which has existed for many years. Founded by Padre Macias, who was for a long time the priest at the church in San Juan Cosala, it is located on the edge of town, with the mountains right behind it. This […]

November 2007 __ The other day, Kelly and our good friend Roberto Villa Lobos took a long hike up into the mountains. They walked from our neighborhood up through the development called the Raquet Club, and continued upward on ejido (community) land. Roberto had many happy childhood memories of helping his grandfather with cattle up […]

Nov. 30, 2007 — I recently got a link to a set of photos on Flickr that were taken on Sept 12, 2007, the day that the waterspout (tromba in Spanish) hit our town of San Juan Cosala. I just browsed through them, and found a lot of fascinating details: http://www.flickr.com/photos/49882128@N00/sets/72157602062311039/ I’ve posted this next […]

One Sunday recently, we walked down to the local soccer field, paid 5 pesos each (about 50 cents US), and found ourselves in the middle of a lively scene. Our town, San Juan Cosala, was in the playoffs with nearby Ajijic, a town with maybe 4 times the population. We had come hoping to see […]

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