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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February 19, 2005 —  Bernal is a town of some 5,000 people, located in the state of Queretaro and about an hour away from the city of that name. There’s a new international airport going in roughly midway between the two places.

We were here in Bernal two years ago, and it was one of the places we wondered about living in. The link takes you to my tales of that trip and some nice photos, showing the volcanic plug, La Peña, which rises above the town. Rock-climbers are drawn to it, and its electro-magnetic energies are said to have a calming influence. A fews days ago, out walking alone, I asked two different local women about this, and they said they definitely felt it. I hope we are still here (or come back) for the spring solstice, when there’s a huge ceremony and people come from all over Mexico. This is not yet a town much discovered by foreigners.

We hadn’t decided if we were going to come here on this trip when “coincidence” took a hand. Around Christmas, while we were staying at an old hot springs resort in the Hustaca near Ciudad Valles, we ran into Jay and Lucy, who have a house here in Bernal — we had met him here two years ago. So now they are roaming around in their van, and we are happily ensconced in their house! It is charming, a short walk to the center of town, and has a washing machine, quite a pleasant thing to have the use of.

We’ve been busy working on our websites and getting a sense of the region. Even looking at real estate! Our friend Rob McMullen, whom we also met on that earlier trip, has been showing us a few things and filling us in on the picture.

Kelly found some other interesting Bernal links, so I will add them…

An article by Christina Nealson, who passed through Bernal briefly. It’s also about her camping experiences beyond the town.

A longer article about Bernal by another American. It’s disbelieving about the energies here, and as I commented above, the local people I talked to (both this week and last time) DO believe in them.

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