It’s been months now since my husband and I moved back to Colorado. As I write this, there is snow on the ground here, and I daresay we will see a good bit more this winter. But never mind the snow, I want to write about Mexico.
At first, I was simply relieved that the trip had gone well. Kelly drove our motorhome with our two dogs in it, and I rode with a Mexican friend who drove our car. We had our two cats in crates in the back seat. We stopped in motels where our friend had his own room and we and our four pets had another. It was a bit grueling. True, the borders are getting more dangerous, but we had no problems.
Then once back here in the town where we used to live, we got caught up in fixing up our house, unpacking, seeing friends, and all that, while still trying to keep our home-based business going. It is great to be back in a place where I have so many long-standing friendships.
“Do you miss Mexico? Are you going to live there half the year?” were questions we got a lot.
Yes, we miss our friends in Mexico, we miss walking down the street to Agustin’s wonderful Viva Mexico restaurant in San Juan Cosala, we miss our swimming pool and playing badminton in our yard year-round in the heavenly climate. We miss the warm-hearted smiles of the Mexican people. We miss the lower cost of living. But all of these are offset by various pleasures here.
We may go back for a vacation some other winters, but this year I am on a new Library Board here in Colorado, and that will keep me here. We did sell our house there, and we don’t like a bilocational lifestyle, specially not with dogs, cats, and organic gardening.
Viva Mexico! We had a wonderful time there and you are always in our hearts.