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 ‘Weather & Climate’ Category

It always surprises people in the US when I tell them that our hottest season is about now…. April, May, and early June, until the rainy season begins sometime in June. It’s been plenty hot this year. Lately it’s been getting into the high 80s and low 90s every afternoon for weeks now. Being at […]

When this email by Gloria Mathai, who has lived in the Lake Chapala area since 1970, was forwarded to me by a friend, I wrote and got Gloria’s permission to post it here on my blog. She has seen a lot! In my time here, there have been four serious trombas (waterspouts) in El Limon/San […]

May 30, 2007 —  What are these two topics doing together? They’ve been on our minds during our northward trip from our home near Lake Chapala to Kelly’s childhood home in Idaho. The day that we left Jalisco, we got into Mazatlan in the late afternoon and found a thirty-year-old Mexican hotel where we got […]

Feb. 4, 2007 — Average monthly temperatures and precipitation, in degrees Fahrenheit and in inches. I don’t remember where I found this data online. Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec High Temp. 76 79 81 84 86 83 79 79 78 79 78 76 Low Temp. 47 49 […]

July 13, 2006 — It’s the rainy season around Lake Chapala now, and we are loving it… mostly. People say that it usually rains just in the evening and night, and we are noticing that pattern, at least a couple of days a week. The other day, it poured hard one morning when we were […]

July 24, 2006 — With record-breaking heat waves across the US lately, and California currently sweltering, I wonder how many Americans realize that it’s way cooler here in Mexico in the summertime. Not, of course, in every part of Mexico, but here at 5000 feet and with the rainy season in full sway, it’s downright […]

June 10, 2006 — A few weeks ago Kelly and our friend John went hiking in the steep mountains behind our house and they reported on a strange electronic sort of sound they heard up there. John captured a little of it on a video in his camera but they couldn’t see the source. Later, we […]

August 5, 2005 —  People often ask us, “Isn’t it awfully hot in Mexico in the summer?” Not in the central mountains where we rent a house. I’ve been checking the temperature in Queretaro, a city less than an hour’s drive from our town of Bernal, for the past couple of weeks, just for fun. […]

May 25, 2005 —  Central Mexico has essentially quite an arid type climate but it rains from roughly May or June to September or so here in Bernal. It normally rains from time to time outside of these months, but in the three months we’ve been here, it’s only rained a couple of times. Once […]

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