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!

Rosana

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June 7, 2005, in Colorado — Yesterday I phoned to get our trash service restored. “We’ve been in Mexico for six months,” I explained. The guy on the phone immediately said, “Next time take me with you!”

Around noon, I went to the post office, a five-minute drive away. That little errand took me over an hour, as I chatted — mostly about Mexico — with various friends and acquaintances. It’s a small town here, and most of us don’t have mail delivery, so the post office is a major social center.

In the evening, Kelly and I went to a potluck dinner. Again, we mostly talked about Mexico.

People are particularly interested in our $108/month (1200 peso) house rental and the cost of living. I made a small photo album that fits in my purse, and the house photos were popular.

Many of them have been to Mexico or other Spanish-speaking countries. Some of them speak Spanish well, others know about ten words. I loved talking with two different women in their 20s who have traveled in Latin America and speak very good Spanish. We swapped storied happily.

More than once, a husband or wife has been wanting to spend time in Mexico but their spouse has been reluctant. We assuaged some fears.

Several people told me I looked great, always nice to hear, and my reply was that living in a more joyous culture for half a year was the main reason.

Kelly and I are receiving so many invitations to eat out and tell our tales that we’ve decided to use a local hall and give a talk and slide show on living in Mexico!

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