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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Sept. 20, 2006 — Our trusty guidebook Moon Guadalajara: Including Lake Chapala had a few pages on Mazamitla in which a walk to a waterfall was mentioned. It sounded like a few blocks but ended up more like a couple of miles, up and down hilly cobblestone or dirt streets. The waterfall was in a quiet development of what seemed to be mostly second homes for Guadalajarans, like this:

Eventually we reached a sign that said it was still another kilometer to the waterfall, so we rested a while and I got a photo of Kelly. Then he and I went back to get the car while our friends hiked on a bit further.
I had chatted a little on the way down towards the waterfall with a couple of Mexican women coming back from it. When they passed us in their car as we hiked up and up a street near where we had turned around, they stopped a minute and asked if we had gone as far as the falls. We said no, that since our car was parked up by the church, we had been getting a little tired. In a flash, we were ensconced in the back seat of their car, and as we rode in style my feet were so grateful!

Our conversation was in a combination of Spanish and English. One of the women didn’t seem to be comfortable in English, but the other one had often visited her father outside of San Francisco and her two brothers in Sacramento. I’m so often reminded of how closely intertwined our two countries are!

3 Comments from the old blog:

  • pedro said…

    i’ve been following this blog fer a while.
    great stiff.
    just so ya know we were interested in that casa ya bought but ya beat us to it by gettin’ down here before us.
    pedro

  • Anonymous said…

    We started out on the walk to the waterfall, we were told it was a ten minute walk. We walked an hour in then gave up and never reached it. A friend later told me that she did walk all the way, and it was about two and a half hours each way. Very steep road then path.

  • I said…

    Two and a half hours each way…hmm, glad we didn’t keep trying! And Pedro, glad we beat you to our house! Some friends here were thinking of buying it too.

    Rosana

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