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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Archive for the ‘Lake Chapala’ Category

April 6, 2009 – I looked out our back kitchen door last Thursday evening, and there was this fire. Actually, the flames were quite a lot higher then. I immediately called Kelly to come and take a look. Gusts of wind rattled our trees as we stared at it. It seemed that we were not […]

March 27, 2008 – Ninos y Jovenes in San Juan Cosala, Jalisco, is a school which has existed for many years. Founded by Padre Macias, who was for a long time the priest at the church in San Juan Cosala, it is located on the edge of town, with the mountains right behind it. This […]

Dec. 4, 2007 — People are always asking me where I live. Here is Lake Chapala relative to Guadalajara. I just discovered I can embed Google Maps in my site! San Juan Cosala is to the east (right) of where the town of Jocotepec is marked. View Larger Map And here the green arrow points […]

November 2007 __ The other day, Kelly and our good friend Roberto Villa Lobos took a long hike up into the mountains. They walked from our neighborhood up through the development called the Raquet Club, and continued upward on ejido (community) land. Roberto had many happy childhood memories of helping his grandfather with cattle up […]

Nov. 8, 2007 – Not long ago, our friends Beverly and Al came down to Lake Chapala on vacation. We’d met them last year when they made Ajijic one stop on a trip to several places. This time, they decided to focus on one area, and Beverly sure did her homework when it came to […]

Nov. 30, 2007 — I recently got a link to a set of photos on Flickr that were taken on Sept 12, 2007, the day that the waterspout (tromba in Spanish) hit our town of San Juan Cosala. I just browsed through them, and found a lot of fascinating details: http://www.flickr.com/photos/49882128@N00/sets/72157602062311039/ I’ve posted this next […]

One Sunday recently, we walked down to the local soccer field, paid 5 pesos each (about 50 cents US), and found ourselves in the middle of a lively scene. Our town, San Juan Cosala, was in the playoffs with nearby Ajijic, a town with maybe 4 times the population. We had come hoping to see […]

Nov. 2007 — Here in this part of Mexico (San Juan Cosala, Jalisco) the Day of the Dead is chiefly celebrated at the cemetery, where everyone brings flowers, often artificial and often wrapped in plastic. The more durable flowers are left up till the next year. Food is frequently brought too, and consumed there. It’s […]

Nov. 10, 2007 — My husband Kelly walked up one of the arroyos that goes above San Juan Cosala, and saw how the rockslide had scoured out the arroyo. We had walked there several times before the waterspout on September 12, and he said that the place was essentially unrecognizable. Here you can see the […]

Relaxing after the walk. Oct 17, 2007 — On Saturday, a friend and I joined some other friends for a fundraising walk put on by the Hash House Harriers of Ajijic. We went to lower Chula Vista, an older and quite nice residential neighborhood just above the lake highway, between Ajijic and Chapala. We arrived […]

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