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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May 25, 2005 —  Central Mexico has essentially quite an arid type climate but it rains from roughly May or June to September or so here in Bernal. It normally rains from time to time outside of these months, but in the three months we’ve been here, it’s only rained a couple of times. Once I noticed that adults were acting like kids, so happy to see the rain.

Then it rained a little last week, and again yesterday, but this afternoon it really let loose for about half an hour… not just rain but hail too. I sat happily watching it for a while downstairs. Kelly was upstairs, which you get to via the great out-of-doors so I didn’t see him till the rain diminished.

It poured in our front door, which is lower than the sidewalk outside:

Our back yard turned into a big puddle, especially where all the rain was coming off the roof Kelly added:

The roof that Kelly put over the patio wasn’t designed to stop all the water, though it does stop almost all of it. The remainder came in along the side walls:

Soon the sun came out and here’s the view from our upstairs deck:

Looks like rainy season here is mopping season in our living room! We got our big stringy Mexican mop and got most of the water out in a few minutes. Then I went out walking to do some errands. I asked one Mexican woman if this was a typical rain.

“Hay lluvia fuerte y lluvia suave,” she said: There is strong rain and soft rain. This was a soft one in her opinion. It must be quite something at times! I’ve heard that the countryside becomes quite lush and green. Too bad we’ll miss it this year.

2 Comments from the old blog:

  • At May 25, 2005 9:50 PM, Blogger BillieS said…

    In San Miguel we had a bit of rain on Monday and it looked like it might rain this afternoon but it didn’t. It has really been dry and dusty. The countryside is so brown. I hope you can get back to Bernal in September. The wild flowers are beautiful then and the fields are green. It is really beautiful.

  • At May 26, 2005 8:19 AM, Blogger Rosana Hart said…

    September is likely the earliest we will be back. I hate to think about how much there is to do before we can come back, so I won’t… not today anyway. Today is for cleaning out the motorhome and getting ready for the trip back.

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