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The Met – Opera in HD comes to Lakeside

Yesterday was the first of many wonderful afternoons of opera here at Lake Chapala. With thanks to the Opera Guild of Chapala probably around 200 – 250 locals (my guess) were able to watch the HD live performance of Puccini’s Turandot simultaneously with many thousands of people around the world. Bringing the Metropolitan Opera of New York HD simulcast to Lakeside was no small feat, I’m sure. There are substantial costs involved and it couldn’t have been done without the...

A Few Movies to Inspire You

I’ve been knitting a lot lately and have been enjoying some wonderful video while I knit. I thought I’d share some of the best. These are all available on Netflix here in México – hopefully you can find them wherever you are. This first one is the full documentary, 53 minutes titled Living on One Dollar. In it four friends and their video camera head to rural Guatemala to do just that. It was a very moving and thought provoking...

Out and About in Mazatlan

We’ve had two batches of houseguests over the last several weeks, and I thought you might be interested in some of the fun things we did. First to arrive was my sister and her husband. She’d been here several times but this was his first time. First, as you can see in the photo collage at the top of the post, we had fun at the beach. We went to Stone Island for the day. We went to La Corriente...

Monday Night Murder in Mazatlan

Last night we went to the very first Murder Mystery Dinner Theater in Mazatlán. Held in the courtyard of Casa de Leyendas B & B it was a very fun evening. The food and drink was excellent (they even have a vegetarian offering!) and I know we all had a good time. Having never attended one of these before I didn’t know exactly what to expect but the (Mazatlán centered) story was good and those of us who didn’t act...

Two Weeks in Roma Norte

Of course we had a great time in México City. We spent most days on our own, exploring, and most afternoons and evenings with the family… as our son and his wife both work during the day and our granddaughter is in school. We rented an apartment via Air B n B that was located about 10 blocks away from our family. What did we do? Here’s a brief rundown. We roamed around Roma Norte. Our son and his family...