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 ‘Bernal’ Category

Bernal, Queretaro, is a charming, upscale Mexican town about an hour from the lovely colonial city of Queretaro. A few foreigners live there, and we were among them for several months in 2005. But of the 5,000 or so inhabitants, fewer than two dozen were foreign… and we never met many of those! Our Spanish […]

Feb 28, 2006 — We just got back a few hours ago from a five-day trip to the town of Bernal, near the city of Queretaro and an hour and a half from San Miguel de Allende. It took us, in our slow motorhome and with heavy traffic last Friday afternoon, about ten hours to […]

June 21, 2005 — Kelly has been playing around in Photoshop Elements too. There’s a panorama feature which Bill Ellzey uses a lot. Kelly found three photos he had taken from the chapel on La Peña and he put them together and tweaked them a little. Here’s the result:

May 26, 2005 — Today I spent much of the morning cleaning and organizing things in our little Toyota Dolphin motorhome which we call Cando, in preparation for heading back to Colorado for a while. Tomorrow will be yet another trip to Queretaro to see if our Mexican FM-3 visas are ready, and we are […]

May 28, 2005 — We’re packing up, cleaning house, and all the rest of it. Hoping that if it rains, our clothes on the line get dry first. Tomorrow early, we are heading back to the US, via Zacatecas and north to Chihuahua. There’s a hot springs we may check out, unless the weather is […]

May 22, 2005 — “You won’t believe where I’ve been and who I’ve seen, ” Kelly said to me around six this morning when he arrived home. I made some hibiscus tea, and we sat and talked. We had been invited to go to a temescal, or sweat bath, out in the country near our […]

May 4, 2005 — About two months ago, we rented a small house in the village of Bernal, Mexico, not far from the city of Queretaro. It’s typical Mexican block construction, mostly about ten years old. The landlord told us before we saw it that it was “muy rustica,” (very rustic) and he was right. […]

May 16, 2005 — Yesterday our friend Rob had a hankering to go to a favorite little area of fish restaurants not too far from here, between the towns of Toliman and Colon. I was happy to stay home and hog the computer while Kelly went off with Rob. Kelly said people were having a […]

April 23, 2005 — Last night I got up to use the bathroom in the middle of the night. Since seeing a scorpion in the bathroom one night last week, I’ve been carrying a little flashlight with me if I get up in the night. Our neighbor assures us that the scorpions here are not […]

April 17, 2005 — It was the sixties, 1966 to be exact. My boyfriend and I had been saving our money for months and I had dropped out of graduate school in Anthropology for the adventure we planned. Finally we left Berzerkeley behind us, crossed the US, took a Yugoslavian freighter to Spain, and settled […]

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