Category Archives: Travel

A Road Trip to a Really Cool Time at Norris Hot Springs

It’s that time of year in Montana when we couldn’t agree more with Henry James:  “The two most beautiful words in the English language are summer afternoon.”  Especially after this past winter, we’ve been thoroughly enjoying not just summer afternoons, … Continue reading

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Looking for the Wildflowers…and Finding Something More

A couple of weeks ago, my friend Kathi and I went around the high hills (or low mountains, depending on your perspective) to the the north of Jocotepec to see if there were any wildflowers showing themselves. It was rather … Continue reading

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Photos…..Admit it, you want to see some!

I  know that one of the things that folks like on blogs are photos.  I haven’t taken any new ones lately  because my camera is not working, but I did realize that I have some that you may not have … Continue reading

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Mexico…It’s Not for Everyone

I was making comida for myself today and thinking about some of the e-mails I’d read and a conversation I had the other day with a woman newly moved to Mexico and I realized that no matter how much I … Continue reading

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What Should I Bring with Me?

One of the things that we expats in Mexico (and probably expats anywhere) get asked constantly via web boards is “What should I bring with me and what should I leave behind when I move?”  While expats as individuals have … Continue reading

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Christmas Stroll

About 22 miles to the south of us, nestled up against the foothills of the Beartooth Mountains, is the town of Red Lodge, our county seat.  The town was established in 1884 and before that had a long history of … Continue reading

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Travelling the South Shore

Since I moved here four and a half years ago, I have made many trips around/along the south shore of Lake Chapala.  I’ve gone with old friends for fiestas and with new friends and my son to show them there’s … Continue reading

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Take a Break, Driver 8 (or Driver 1 in this case)

You will remember from my previous post that I’ve been in the process of getting a Mexican driver’s license since my Arizona license is going to expire next week on my birthday.  My friend Antonio and I had done most … Continue reading

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The Manila Folder Concession

If there’s one concession to which I would like to hold the rights to in Mexico, it’s the one that deals in manila folders. I say this because no matter which of the many tentacles of the bureaucracy one has … Continue reading

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Cuyutlan, Colima, the ocean and the beach

After my last post, my friend Lulu asked if I was going to post some photos of the beach and ocean, and I told her that I would.  Generally, I’m not crazy about snaps of beaches and oceans because they … Continue reading

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