Finally the time for our move is here! In less than a week we will be on our way to our new home in the Lake Chapala area to the town of San Antonio Tlayacapan. I can’t tell you how much I am looking forward to a new place to explore.
We have been getting to know the area by reading the local forums and Facebook pages. There are lots of things that are interesting to us and I know we’ll have fun deciding what activities we’ll want to look into further. I’ve made a page (on the Resources link, above) to Lake Chapala Area links if you want to explore a little yourself.
There is a reader’s theater and a regular community theater. There is an active vegan/vegetarian group that gets together for meals and shares restaurant experiences. There are lots of day trips – one I am missing in the first week is a group trip to Guadalajara yarn shopping! How wonderful is that? There are several well regarded dog training and day care places so Coco and Henry have some fun ahead, too.
One thing I am excited for is the variety of markets. Monday through Thursday there are mercados and tianguis nearby. The Farmer’s market on Tuesday is full of all kinds of organic or homemade goodies, and the Wednesday market in Ajijic is fabulous. We’ve been to both of those in the past, and loved them. There are several others that will be closer to us that I look forward to getting to know.
This last week is going to be bittersweet as we enjoy so many things here for the last time. We are really going to miss our good friends here in Mazatlán, but we know that we aren’t that far away and hope to have many visitors.
I sure hope you will continue to read Countdown to Mexico as we share our experiences settling into our new home!
Pictured at the top – Angel Flores, the most photographed street in Centro – a Virgin of Guadalupe portrait seen at the Castores trucking company office – two tiny roof dogs greeted us in the morning