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

Nov. 2007 — Here in this part of Mexico (San Juan Cosala, Jalisco) the Day of the Dead is chiefly celebrated at the cemetery, where everyone brings flowers, often artificial and often wrapped in plastic. The more durable flowers are left up till the next year. Food is frequently brought too, and consumed there. It’s […]

Nov. 10, 2007 — My husband Kelly walked up one of the arroyos that goes above San Juan Cosala, and saw how the rockslide had scoured out the arroyo. We had walked there several times before the waterspout on September 12, and he said that the place was essentially unrecognizable. Here you can see the […]

October 27, 2007 — This was a very nice house before the waterspout came to San Juan Cosala on September 12. Recently Kelly went for a walk to see how things were coming along. You can see how high the mud had come on the walls. Since then obviously a lot of cleanup has taken […]

October 9, 2007 — The weekly Tuesday tianguis, or outdoor market, was in full swing today, it seemed, though I didn’t see them killing live chickens on the corner — and didn’t miss it either! The tianguis used to be on the plaza but some months ago it was moved to the block going east […]

Oct. 4, 2007 — Here are a couple of shots from around San Juan Cosala. Kelly took this one of a mural. The dog had been following us for a couple of blocks after I spoke kindly to him! This was as we went looking for follow-up shots of the mudslides, and about all that […]

Oct. 23, 2007 — A lot of foreigners and Mexicans worked hard to put on a special weekend in San Juan Cosala this weekend. There was a full schedule of musical events, art exhibits, folkloric dancing, poetry, snacks and meals, and more. A few things were rained out on Saturday (and we got a good […]

Oct. 1, 2007 – The rainy season is winding down but it’s not over. Around 2:30 this morning it started raining. We woke up and muttered to each other that it would be good for the garden. Kelly was soon asleep again, but I lay awake listening. The sound of the rain got harder and […]

October 14, 2007 – We have a maid who comes for a few hours every Saturday, and she’s become a great friend. Rosa is a little younger than we are and has worked for quite a few foreigners over the years. She doesn’t speak English but her Spanish is very clear and she doesn’t hesitate […]

Setp. 27, 2009 — Recently a young couple we know had a quiet civil wedding before going off to work on a large ranch in another state, where the groom has been working for some five years. They hope to come back around the New Year and have enough money by then for a bigger […]

This morning around 5:30 it got to raining extra hard for a while. I was semi-awake, listening to the sound of the rain on our roof. It’s a sound we’ve heard a lot for weeks now, in this unusually wet rainy season. I dozed off again. It was raining more lightly when we got up, […]

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