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 5, 2006 — It helps that I’m now completely over that nasty bug I had last week… didn’t even get the trots when my cast-iron-stomach husband did last night!

But the main reason I am feeling more at home here in San Juan Cosala is that I’ve met some interesting foreign women from this part of the Lake Chapala area. Turns out there is a group that gets together once a month for breakfast. I went a couple of days ago, and had a grand time. We were Americans and Canadians mostly, but there was also a German, an Englishwoman, and a Mexican married to an Englishman. Ages ranged from a good bit younger than me to getting up there… We went around the circle with introductions and brief how-we-got-here stories, and two or three of the women knew of my town in Colorado, Crestone.

One of the things that struck me about this group was that they are all happier in this more Mexican region and wouldn’t want to live in Ajijic, which is sometimes called gringolandia. There was a lot of sharing of information and ideas for trips we may take together. They live from Raquet Club on the outskirts of San Juan Cosala, in El Chante, quite a few in the larger town of Jocotepec, around to San Pedro on the south side of the lake.

One of the neatest discoveries for me is that on my very street there is a Mexican woman who gives massages and does facials and is said to be a wonderful person. I’m looking forward to finding out!

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