November 2007 __ The other day, Kelly and our good friend Roberto Villa Lobos took a long hike up into the mountains. They walked from our neighborhood up through the development called the Raquet Club, and continued upward on ejido (community) land. Roberto had many happy childhood memories of helping his grandfather with cattle up there. He told Kelly that for years he went up there practically every day. Now, it gives him a sense of peace to be out in nature, and he admitted that not too many of his family shared that feeling!
They got a good look at a new gash in the mountains, caused by the tromba (waterspout) that hit above our area a couple of months ago. This picture shows how close to the top of the mountains the waterspout had come. We had thought it came lower down.
They passed very close to a calf who appeared to be several days old. It didn’t move at all. They began to say what a pity that it had died, but when Roberto leaned over and touched it, it jumped up and bounded away!
There is a dam up there. Here a bull walks along beside it, with Lake Chapala and the other side of the lake visible in the background.