I’m heading North of the Border

July 23, 2014

I visit family in the US every summer, and I always look forward to it. This year is a big one since our granddaughter is heading to college in the fall and our grandson is starting high school. Where does the time go, it is moving along way too fast. Paul is staying home this year to take care of the house and the dogs, so I’m off on my own.

It’s always wonderful to see the family, to hang around the house reading the paper and drinking coffee, to go boating on Lake Whatcom, to hike at Mt. Baker, to eat Indian food and a veggie burger. I love visiting the Farmer’s Market and buying lots of fresh goodies to cook with. (Basil! Tomatoes! Cherries! Blueberries!) I’ll go to the gym with my granddaughter and watch my grandson play in a tournament. I’ll do some shopping and I know I’ll enjoy the weather being more moderate, too.

And speaking of the weather, we are having one of the most ridiculous hot spells ever right now. Below is our weather, from a weather station just a block from my house in the middle of the day today. We haven’t had any rain to cool us off in several weeks. Rain would cool off all the concrete here and soak into our parched earth. We need it! (By the way, there’s a link to the weather station on the left side of the page.)

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At the top of the post is a picture I shared on Facebook last week but I thought you’d find it funny, too. After listening to car alarms going off for ten minutes or so I finally went out to investigate… and saw this trucker had decided to back up rather than continue on our small side street. I doubt there was a half inch on each side of him. Glad our car was nowhere in sight!

I may post while I’m gone, but be assured I’ll be cool and happy.

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

    1. Good grief! Those numbers look like Mazatlan and Mexico. While I was in Bend, the temperature there was higher than in Melaque. Only the humidity was more bearable. Enjoy your family. Ignore the weather.

      1. Steve, you’re funny! The weather numbers ARE for Mazatlan! The weather in Bellingham, WA where I am headed is in the high 60’s.

    1. Nancy: I would have loved to have seen you before you left, but those temperatures would have melted me into a little pool of former Bostonian, smudging up the sidewalk. And no rain?!? ¡Ay, Caramba!

      Hopefully you enjoy your spell in the Pac Nwest, and let it be cooler upon your return.


      Kim G
      Guadalajara, Jalisco
      Where today, the weather is about as perfect as possible.

      1. Thanks, Kim… we’ll meet one day, I hope! But yes, it was too hot! Thankfully they got a big rain last night. I am enjoying the family and the moderate temps.

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