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!


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As I’ve been researching Vallarta (as this lovely city is often called) for this website, I’ve noticed that many times people write its name as Puerta Vallarta. If you know a little Spanish, this is a reasonable guess, since adjectives take the gender of the nouns they are describing… “red table” is mesa roja, for example.

But in Spanish, this city is correctly called Puerto Vallarta. Puerto means port, and puerta means door. This began as a port town. The town was known as Las PeƱas until 1918, when it was renamed in memory of a lawyer and former Governor of the state of Jalisco, Don Ignacio L. Vallarta.

So do call it Puerto Vallarta instead of Puerta Vallarta! Easier yet, just call it Vallarta and you’ll sound like you live there!

Ahem… I’m about to post several pages I’ve just written on this city, and as I ran the spell-checker, I discovered that I’ve spelled it Puerta Vallarta by mistake more than once!

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