Close Encounters of the Best Kind

I have to admit, after my experience during my Scuba refresher class, I was a little hesitant, oh, hell, a LOT hesitant, to go on an actual dive. Especially since I was going with a small group of strangers, because Jeff wasn’t joining me. In  fact, I  cancelled the first … Continue reading

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Finding a Cruising Community

When Jeff and I first hatched the idea of selling our house(s) and moving away from Georgia and onto a sailboat, one question we grappled with was how we would leave our friends and find a new community, especially since we planned to be on the move quite a bit. … Continue reading

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Our Lady of Guadalupe Parade. Weird, Wild, and Wonderful

So it’s the Christmas holiday season here in Mexico, and it is so totally different from the holidays back “home”. In the US, Christmas (seems to) begins on Black Friday with crushing crowds congregating at local malls in order to “buy, buy, buy.” This consumerism continues until after the actual … Continue reading

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Marvelous Morelia

Originally, Jeff and I had planned that Guanajuato would be our last “destination” of our 4-month road trip before heading back to Puerto Vallarta and our home aboard El Gato in early October. But upon regular checks on the weather, we were dismayed to see that the temps in PV … Continue reading

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San Miguel de Allende

  San Miguel de Allende is a Mexican city often enthusiastically cited by gringos as “the” place to go in Mexico’s interior, whether to visit or live as an ex-pat. The town has attracted a significant amount of foreign retirees, artists, writers and tourists since just after WWII. Since it … Continue reading

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We Left Our Hearts in Mexico City

Have you ever arrived somewhere and known, within a minute, that you were meant to be there? It’s more than just “Ohhhh, I  like this place.” It’s more like  “YES! This is it. I could live here!” Well, that is how I felt when we arrived at our apartment in … Continue reading

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Oaxaca Highs and Lows

***As I was putting the finishing touches on this post,  the news broke that Mexico City and Puebla had been struck by a 7.1 mag. earthquake. Having just left Mexico City, and deciding that it was our favorite place in Mexico so far, we helplessly continue to watch the ongoing … Continue reading

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Moving on to Puebla

When Spanish school was over and done with, Jeff and I wasted no time moving on to our next destination, Puebla, Mexico. It was bittersweet saying adios to our friends, but we were brain-dead from six-weeks of nearly non-stop studying, and ready to explore more of this beautiful country that we … Continue reading

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