Monthly Archives: June 2011

Roadside Attraction

Just about 6 miles down Highway 212 from our home is–a roadside attraction?–a work of folk art?–a result of passion?– a labor of love?–or obsession? From about 1957 through 1980, Adolph Land along with help from his wife and others, … Continue reading

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The Pass is Open!!!

The incredible Beartooth Mountains are one of our great views (unless it’s cloudy/misty or snowing) every day of the year, and it’s a view that still amazes me, even after close to 20 years of living in their shadow.  Depending on the … Continue reading

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Father’s Day / Dia del Padre

Father’s Day was celebrated last Sunday here in Mexico.  Compared to Mother’s Day, it’s not that big a deal.  Mother’s Day in Mexico is right up there with Day of the Dead, i.e. one of the BIG ones.  Father’s Day, … Continue reading

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Ojeda the Knife[maker]

A few days ago, two of my friends here went over to Sayula, Jalisco, Mexico, to visit the knifeworks of Jose Ojeda and his sons.  Because I’m not a chef, by any stretch of the imagination, I had no idea … Continue reading

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Back in the USA….sing it with me and Chuck Berry!

No, no, no, not me.  But my friend Sher is there right now and my friend Jonnie is headed up to the US next month for a few weeks.  Jonnie, born and raised in Texas, hasn’t been out of Mexico for about … Continue reading

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It’s raining!!!!!!!!!!!!!

While my cobloggers Karen and Michael continue to do battle with floods in Montana, we here around Lake Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico, have continued to do battle with high temps and lack of rain.  My friends, gringo and Mexican alike, are … Continue reading

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