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

As I mentioned some weeks ago, I’ve started going sometimes to St. Andrew’s, an Anglican church in Riberas del Pilar, between Ajijic and Chapala. Someone had introduced me to Catherine Saucedo my first time there, and when she learned that we lived in the same town, she invited me to come by sometime. Well, then […]

Sept 13, 2007 — This afternoon, my husband Kelly explored the Raquet Club, camera in hand. It seems that yesterday’s massive storm with a waterspout (a small twister filled with water from Lake Chapala) brought massive amounts of rocks, tree, and mud downhill, doing damage en route. The Raquet Club is a hillside development, very […]

Sept. 14, 2007 — Our town of San Juan Cosala has been digging out from the mud and rocks that came down from the mountains on Wednesday, September 12, before dawn. San Juan Cosala is a town of maybe 5000 people, on the north shore of Lake Chapala, between the larger towns of Ajijic and […]

Sept. 25, 2007 — San Juan Cosala has an boarding school which has been in existence for many years. In the recent waterspout storm, it took on a lot of mud and the kids — about 140 of them, boys and girls both — were evacuated for a while to the nearby larger town of […]

Kelly and I walked to the plaza in San Juan Cosala a couple of hours ago, to see how things were looking since the waterspout dumped huge amounts of water on the hills above the town, before dawn yesterday. He has gone on to the Raquet Club to take pictures there… many of the photos […]

Sept. 12, 2007 – Today, after the waterspout hit San Juan Cosala before dawn, there were huge amounts of water, rocks, and mud rushing down the streets. We went down to the main highway, or carretera, where this picture shows mud, large equipment, people and trucks. We went several blocks along there, getting our shoes […]

Sunday, Sept. 16, 2007 — Almighty God, You who know all things, May those who lost their homes last Wednesday be able to have new homes, and may those whose homes were damaged receive what they need for repairs. May everyone who has been lacking in the basics of life receive the food, water, and […]

Sept. 13, 2007 — It began raining gently as we prepared for bed last night. Then it picked up a bit,and there was a little distant thunder. Kelly was soon sound asleep, but not me. The rain, with always such a sweet and welcome sound, had become enemy as well as friend. I lay awake […]

Sept 14, 2007 — Here are all the links to blogs and groups of photos that I know of. If you find more, please add the link in a comment to this post. Thanks! My husband Kelly has a lot of photos at flickr. Here is a link to all his waterspout-related pictures, both San […]

Sept 20, 2007 — When Kelly and I bought our house here in San Juan Cosala, by Lake Chapala, a year and a half ago, I wasn’t at all sure I wanted to be in Mexico. We had been living for close to ten years in an unusual small town in Colorado — Crestone — […]

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