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 14, 2005 —  This afternoon, I went out for a ride with our friend Rob. He had an impulse to see some water, and I love lakes especially.

We drove about 45 minutes from Bernal, through the very dry Mexican countryside. We’ve started getting just a little rain here lately, but the rainy season hasn’t really begun. We drove generally southeast, I think. Anyway, there were fewer cars as we went. There are many parts of Mexico that are thinly populated, and this was one.

Before we saw much of the water, we got to the dam itself:

It’s narrow and very deep;

The dam is cared for by the national commission for electricity, and its workers had created this lovely dry garden by the dam:

Here’s the view of the lake from the dam:

A little further down the road, we stopped for a soft drink by the water’s edge, with this view. The owner of the cafe spoke quite good English. He had worked for 10 years in Tennessee and other southern states. I said that many Mexicans had worked that long in the US but hadn’t learned much English. He said he had mostly worked with Americans rather than Mexicans.

No matter where you go in Mexico, there are always Mexicans who have worked in the US.

And here are the reflections of the hills on the water:

This deck is part of a restaurant being built. They expect to open in a couple of weeks. You can only see a bit of the support for the deck, but there really wasn’t much more! At the workers’ invitation, Rob and I went out on it, but we didn’t linger.

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