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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Expedia is my favorite place to book airfare, and they handle hotels, car rentals, cruises, etc. I like the organization of the site for figuring out what flights I want. Click on the suitcase to take a look.

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Tripbase Blog Awards 2009

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Archive for the ‘PLACES’ Category

July 4, 2008 — Kelly’s sister Alexandra has been visiting us recently, and she has quite a few friends in the charming small town of Sayulita, which is on the Pacific coast, not too far from Puerto Vallarta. So we took off for a few days. I’ll do another article about the beautiful place we […]

July 13, 2008 – When we were in Sayulita recently, we stayed at Casa Carricitos overlooking the ocean… that link takes you to the page with rental information and pictures of the attractive interior of the house. We were so entranced with the out-of-doors that we never got around to taking pictures inside! You can […]

June 27, 2008 – When our friends Janet Woodman and Kizzen Laki were here from Colorado back in January, Janet did this watercolor from the malecon in the city of Chapala, looking west along Lake Chapala. I was going to put it up on the blog then, but somehow it slipped by me. I just […]

June 7, 2008 – Riberas del Pilar is in between San Antonio Tlayacapan and Chapala, and between Lake Chapala and the two-lane lakeside highway or carretera. It’s a rather suburban type area, in that it has no central plaza, nor is it densely built up. The homes there are often on larger pieces of land […]

June 4, 2008 – A longtime professional photography and videographer, Kelly loves to roam around with his camera, a Canon S5IS Powershot. Here are pictures from two different walks he took from our home in San Juan Cosala. Last September, the mountains above the town were hit by a huge amount of water in the […]

The plaza in San Juan Cosala is rarely this empty. It’s recently had a lot of work done to make it more attractive, and it’s really very nice! A friend of ours from San Juan Cosala who is currently working in the US asked us for a photo of the plaza. It happened that Kelly […]

April 10, 2008 – The Chapala Red Cross provides a useful service and makes some money by arranging for a bus to go sometimes to the Plaza Mexico mall in Guadalajara . Tickets are sold in advance at the Lake Chapala Society, and we foreigners go in for Walmart, a bit of mall shopping, and […]

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 […]

Monday, January 28, 2008 — Retire in Manzanillo? How does life on a Pacific beach sound? With your home right on the beach, lulled to sleep at night by the soft whispers of the surf? Manzanillo is a small Mexican city right on the Pacific, down the coast a ways from the larger and much […]

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