Tag Archives: Chapala

Life in Joco: Errand Day

While most of the things I need and/or want can be purchased right here in Joco, sometimes an errand day to Chapala and/or pueblos in between is required (as, occasionally, is one to Guadalajara). Last week, my friend Kathi and … Continue reading

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What’s New, Pussycat?

One of my least favorite Woody Allen movies is “What’s New Pussycat?“.   But, boy, the title is catchy; isn’t it?  And, ye gods, what a come down for Peter O’Toole from “Lawrence of Arabia”! However, this is not about … 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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Ric’s visit to Jocotepec, part 3

On the third day of Ric’s visit, we got started a bit late because we had gotten home from Sher’s kinda late and stayed up way later talking and [me] drinking.  But we still managed to make it over to … Continue reading

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More Pictures!

Well, it seems like you enjoyed the pictures without my musings or yammering on. So here are some more of my favorites.  Enjoy! Here is one of the marchers in the Virgin of Guadalupe fiesta parade in San Juan Cosala: … Continue reading

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Lots of pictures!

Until I can gather my wits about me to write, here are some of my favorite photos on things down Mexico way.  These were all taken during my first year here, 2008. Here’s a building currently being used by artisans … Continue reading

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Seven days in Mexico, part 1

When I wrote about looking for suggestions about what to blog about, I got several responses, but the one that caught my fancy ["Quick, there goes barb's fancy!  Somebody catch it!!"] was from my friend Richard suggesting that I do … Continue reading

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Old Folks and Orphans

There are a lot of old folks and orphans in our area of Lake Chapala and throughout Mexico.  From the perspective of a gringa from the United States, there are a rather startling number of kids in orphanages around here.  And … Continue reading

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