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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May 20, 2005 — As our time living in Mexico is just about up for this trip, I find I’m looking forward to going back to the U.S…

I’m eager to have long phone conversations with family around the country, and to get together with them.

I’m looking forward to seeing our dog and two cats and to being in our Colorado home a while. We’re going to clean out a lot of stuff we don’t need and have a garage sale, and consider our options with the house once we’re there. (I blogged a while ago that we had it rented for a year. That particular situation fell through.)

I’m curious what it will feel like to speak the same language as practically anyone in any store or location. And I’m curious what’s on people’s minds back home.

I’m looking forward to Oriental food without MSG. (There are a variety of Oriental restaurants we’ve seen in Queretaro but we haven’t tried any yet. When I eat MSG, I itch afterwards.)

I’m looking forward to clothes-shopping in American stores, including my favorite thrift stores.

Even more, I’m looking forward to book-browsing where the books are in English.

Oh yeah, and health food stores! So far in Mexico, I’ve been able to find herbal teas, Mori-Nu tofu, and Emergen-C, plus lots of vitamins and supplements. But a large, well-stocked health food store? Haven’t seen one yet.

I’m not overly thrilled at the prospect of dealing with business and personal papers that have piled up for nearly six months, nor at the idea of all the work our business will take to get it to the stage where we can travel freely. But I know that will feel great to be done with.

Most of all, I’m curious: after the joys and sorrows of living in Mexico for nearly half a year,

Will I feel like I want to stay in the United States mostly?

or

Will it have changed to “a nice place to visit but I wouldn’t want to live there”

or some combination of the two reactions?

1 Comment from the old blog:

At May 21, 2005 10:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

I think that where you come from will always have a place in your heart as, home sweet home! But many things change as your life tends to go on its journey and you find your self establishing home in many different aspets that you can come to be comfortable with. Though still having that other place in your heart as well as your mind, body and sol!

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