July 3, 2011

Since we moved here from the Pacific Northwest you would probably think I’d have had my fill of rain.  Maybe I even thought I wouldn’t miss it when we moved here. But surprise! – I do miss it – especially since it’s been such a long dry season here in Mazatlán – nine months this time.  Our last rain last season was on September 30, 2010!

We had a little bit of rain – chipi chipi they call it – on June 23.  Then nothing.  Until finally last night, the skies opened and the rain poured down.

I try to prepare.  I caulk and fill holes.  I clean the drains.  I sweep the debris so it won’t clog the drains.  I keep towels handy.  I do everything I can think of – but do you think I can sleep?

The rain is so heavy at times here that there is no way the drains can handle it.  And sometimes there’s so much water it will jump the curb.  It is exciting just to watch it, at least for me.

So I stay up and watch the rain, and in the morning everything is fresh, and cool, and clean.


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I'm Nancy, a US expat living in San Antonio Tlayacapan, Jalisco after 11 years in Mazatlán, México.

    1. Isn’t it great? And I had the pleasure of experiencing the rain in both Melaque and San Miguel. I almost feel refreshed. If this town could be on the ocean, it would be a great place to live.

      1. Steve,

        Rainy season seems to be in full swing now! I love it. Have fun in San Miguel, please give my regards to Babs, Billie, John, and anyone else you may run into that I may know!

    1. I love tropical rains! The snowbirds never get to see how cool, fresh and fabulous summers are here. I’m glad your rains have started, enjoy!

      1. Jonna, I think the rain and the city being so quiet is why I love it here so much in the summer!

        Leslie, Our street, too! It can really rain here, can’t it?

    1. When I lived here in the winter I use to stay up all night watching the snow fall. I loved watching the various shapes of the snow flakes against the street light. Now as to rain, we have far too much. So glad that you get to enjoy all the rain before we get there. That way we are both happy.

    1. I hate snow, but I love rain. I think we all know what that means….

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