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Thoughts after a year living at Lake Chapala

  We are coming up on our one year anniversary of moving to the Lake Chapala area.  I thought you might like to hear my thoughts on living here – nowhere is perfect but we are happy and adjusting. Because the area has been an expat magnet for many years it seems to attract people who are new to México and are just “trying it out.”  That can be a bit frustrating as we overhear thoughtless comments or clueless interactions...

Happy, Healthy Raw Fed Dogs

We have been feeding our dogs raw food for the last four or five months. Why? Henry had bladder stones removed a couple of years ago and ever since had been on special (and expensive) dog food that he didn’t much like. We always needed to put something else with it to entice him to eat, and he still had occasional issues with bladder irritation. Coco disliked the best reasonably priced kibble available here making every mealtime a chore. She...

The Cool Season in Mazatlan

The weather is perfect here in Mazatlan. Perfect for growing vegetables. Perfect for exercising outdoors. Perfect for dogs to have fun roughhousing. Perfect for pretty much everything. At the top of this post is a collage from the Organic Market. We love heading over there when they open for first pick of all the great treats and produce. Today my lucky finds include sweet cherry tomatoes, kale, green beans, basil and micro-greens. Last week I bought a new tee shirt...

What do you do in a long Mazatlán summer?

  Well, it depends if you’re a dog or a human.  At the top of this post you’ll see Coco looking out at the rain.  The last few days she’s done that a lot, too!  We received nine and a half inches in two days recently, and the proof is in the bucket left outside, below.   But while Coco was looking out at the rain, her humans were collecting wet towels and mopping here and there.  Every big rainstorm...

It’s winter somewhere, just not here in Mazatlán

Paul and I had a lovely quiet Christmas. We made ourselves a nice meal and spent the day Skyping and Facetiming with friends and family. It was very nice, just exactly what we felt like this year. We have been having a good time, though. At the top you’ll see a picture from Playa Norte on one of our walks along the malecon, and below you’ll see a typical scene from our table at Puesta del Sol on Stone Island...