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 16, 2005 — Yesterday our friend Rob had a hankering to go to a favorite little area of fish restaurants not too far from here, between the towns of Toliman and Colon. I was happy to stay home and hog the computer while Kelly went off with Rob.

Kelly said people were having a good time all around them. Mexicans really know how to have fun! The water is low on this reservoir at least partly because the rainy season is due to start in the next few weeks.

This group of teenagers had been having a terrific time, dancing and joking.

The reservoir and the spillway are in the background, a bit of Kelly shows in the rear-view mirror, and the crops are green with irrigation water:

On their way back, they stopped at a little lake near Colon:

A few months ago, I made a list of what my ideal spot would be like. Bernal comes mighty close, but I grew up in D.C. and Maryland, and I do miss lush greenery sometimes. I would love to live somewhere with a view of water.

I imagine I’ll get my water views at other places in Mexico… we are talking about spending part of next winter in the Yucatan.

Another watery place that intrigues me is Uruguay. A bit far from home, of course, but it’s got some 500 km of shoreline along the Atlantic and many large rivers. There are no earthquakes, hurricanes, or tall mountains. It’s been described as “Iowa by the sea,” as it has lots of rolling hills, mostly grassland. The population is mainly Spanish, with about 1/4 of Italian background, and it has a more European feeling than many other parts of South America. Hmm, I wonder if that means it’s less joyous. I’ve read that Uruguayans are devoted to their dogs, always a plus in my eyes. Their average income is second only to Chile in South America. I found out all this, and a bit more, from surfing the web last night when I was too tired to do anything practical. I started at escapeartist.com, an expatriate site with lots of links, and meandered from there.

Really I’m very happy here in Bernal, all the more so as our time for departure draws nearer. Kelly and I had a big planning session this morning, for how we are going to transform our publishing company so we don’t have to have an order fulfillment office at home anymore. We are pushing the technology a bit, but it looks possible. Lots to figure out!

Well, I snuck the computer away from Kelly because I hadn’t blogged yesterday either. Guess I’d better let him have it back.

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