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 ‘TRAVEL’ Category

June 7. 2007 — Last week we left our home by Lake Chapala early on Sunday morning, in our VW Jetta, our pets staying home with good care. This turned out to be a good time to drive, as the ever-busy Guadalajara traffic was less crowded. We drove past Jocotepec onto a good four-lane highway […]

May 12, 2007 — Later this month Kelly and I will be driving our car (a VW Jetta) to Mazatlan, then going through Arizona and Utah to his old family home in Idaho. It went on the market recently and as you’d say in Spanish, sold itself. We’re heading up for a family gathering, and […]

August 15, 2006 — Riding long distance Mexican buses can be an excellent way to get around, as in Mexico these buses are widely used. Not only are there first and second class buses, there are also deluxe and executive classes… I’m not sure which of these two is better than the other. Personally I […]

July 17, 2006 — What is it about Mexico that brings out the love of bright colors in people? I don’t know the history, but here are a couple of results. This picture was taken at a toll booth for a cuota highway. And here’s a motel we stayed in. Orange, a peachy color, and […]

June 7, 2006 — Kelly’s mother, age 86, died in her sleep. We got the phone call one day this week and were on our way the next morning at dawn. Kelly and I got picked up by a taxi at our house in San Juan Cosala at six. We used an Ajijic cab driver […]

April 25, 2006 — The Guadalajara Reporter, a weekly English-language newspaper here, had a nice article recently about the Green Angels. If you haven’t heard of the Green Angels of Mexico, and if you know my ecological bent, you might think they were soemthing to do with the environment. Not exactly. These guys (I bet […]

Jan 22, 2006 — Yesterday Kelly and I took a taxi to the Guadalajara airport. We’d heard it was half an hour from the Lake Chapala area, and that’s exactly what it took us. We were going to meet a close friend, Peter Rice, our “teenage slave” when we were building our house in Colorado. […]

December 8, 2005 — We crossed the border today at Nogales, AZ, and it was a very easy crossing. Partly because we are getting used to the routines and partly because it’s all freeway if you take the Mariposa crossing on the edge of town. You don’t even stop at the border! It’s marked, but […]

Dec. 12, 2005 — I really don’t like adventures. I’m a timid soul on Mexican highways. But I do love being in interesting places. Like now, I’m quite content to be stuck at the beach while we wonder when the promised mechanic will arrive. Today is the day of the Virgin of Guadalupe, and this […]

Dec. 23, 2005 —  South of Mazatlan, Highway 15 offers the only section between the US border and Guadalajara that isn’t yet four-lane. So we made somewhat slower going. That was okay, though, as our destination wasn’t too far. We would camp at the beautiful Lago Santa Maria del Oro. I had read about it […]

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