Daily Walk up the mountain

I could see signs that the dry season is well underway. Leaves were drying up and rustling, on the vine and behind me on the road. I always bring my binoculars, now, and I was watching a small raptor – perhaps as Kite – gliding down from the heights. As I was watching, a guy …

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Trip up the Mountain Road

One of our favorite walks is up a mountain road that leads to the rocky outcroppings at the top of the mountain. On an earlier walk, we had stopped after about 40 minutes, near the top of the road. There were workers along the road who told us if we kept walking, for about one …

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Visit to Ahuitlan

We visited Ahuitlan, which is in Cuernavaca. We heard that, years ago, the Barbara Hutton, heiress to the Woolworth fortune and former wife of Cary Grant, commissioned a researcher to find the best climate in the world. Shew was looking for the optimum locale for building her home. The researcher recommended two places – one …

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Thanksgiving in Mexico

We went out to dinner in Cuernavaca, on Thanksgiving. There are enough folks from the USA living there to support the practice of restaurants offering a special dinner that covers the bases for our cravings. We also put together a family dinner in Tepoztlan on Sunday. We invited Alison’s in-laws and prepared a traditional feast. …

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St. Miguel de Allende Trip – Housing Discoveries

We investigated two approaches to housing – temporary housing and permanent homes. When we were looking at retirement locales, both within the U.S and overseas, we were advised to ‘rent first.’ During our three years of retirement, we have followed this course each times forthree locales. Most people we met in St. Miguel, coming from …

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Trip to St. Miguel – The People We Met

We heard so many good things about St. Miguel and were wondering how this town may fit into our lives, here in Mexico. We don’t see ourselves living there, only because we are committed to the Cuernavaca/Tepozltlan area. Since our son-in-law, Carlos, is a builder, it only makes sense to take advantage of his help …

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Halloween and Castilla Pumpkin

Back in the U.S., Halloween is a favourite holiday for many of us, considering the affection we feel towards the Fall, leaves turning color etc. In Mexico, October 31st is just the start of a three day holiday called Dias de los Muertos. November 1st is dedicated to babies and children, and the 2nd of …

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Tlayacapan

Today we took a ride to a town nearby to Tepoztlan, called Tlayacapan. We were reminded of driving through two towns in the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee – Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg — but with a Mexican twist. What was similar was the sense of driving through a charming “honky-tonk.’ By this, I mean a …

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Three Months into our Journey

We are coming up on three months, here, are have been considering how our viewpoint has changed. We are missing the convenience and ease of our life in the U.S. less, and appreciating the quality of life here, in other dimensions, more. For example, I love people watching, and that activity is so much more …

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