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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Hike up a Mountain on the Opposite Side of the Valley

Carlos and I hiked a mountain the opposite side of the valley, here in Tepoztlan. The view from multiple vistas, on the ascent was exceptional – we could see the entire length of the valley. This is still the rainy season, so we could find intriguing prints of animals that had climbed the trail. We …

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Finally – we see a UFO

I viewed a television station posting to the Web, from just before our arrival in Tepoztlan, of UFO that were photographed and videotaped. What I saw were glowing orb-like shapes that flew in patterns dissimilar to aircraft flight patterns. So, last night, I glanced outside a window from the second floor of hour home – …

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Trip to Acapulco

The closest beach resort, to our home in Tepoztlan, is Acapulco. Bus travel, here. is excellent – with the quality of buses, themselves, and the 4 hour journey to Acapulco, from the bus terminal in Cuernavaca was fantastic. The scenery was amazing – beautiful mountains, valleys, and the highways are superbly built to offer maximum …

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