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It’s Almost a New Year

The end of each year is always an introspective time for me – and this year is no different.  It has been a year of changes as we sold our house in Mazatlán and moved to our new home in San Antonio Tlayacapan. We had originally planned to move to México City after selling in Mazatlán but obviously nothing in life is certain and our plans needed to change.  Paul and I always think about how our luck has been...

What’s Been Going On With Us?

Paul and I are enjoying ourselves these days.  I thought I’d tell you about some of the things we’ve been up to.   It’s kind of amazing, but we have a bit of Holiday Season Flu.  We have set up a little tree and hung the stockings I knitted from the mantel.  We’re even going to go against tradition and even buy a few small gifts for each other.  How fun and different! The lake is really high right now, at...

It’s a Winter Wonderland

Winter is so lovely here in Mazatán!  We enjoy walking every morning although with all the construction on the malecón North of the Fisherman’s Monument we have moved our walk more South.   The new walking surface of the malecón is lovely and the views are wonderful as always.  There is some controversy in town about the vendors at the cliff divers being removed against their will but I love being able to walk through in the morning and not smell...

Dia de los Muertos

We flew to México City at the end of October for a couple of weeks, and it was our good luck to be there for El Dia de los Muertos!  What fun we had! In my previous post I shared a few pictures from one of the parades.  In the album below you will see pictures from our day in Coyoacán, our shopping for flowers and candles for our home altar as well as taking Consuelo out for La Noche...

Fun Parade for Day of the Dead in Mexico City

A couple of hours after arriving in México City we met our son and the family to go to the Día da de Los Muertos parade on Paseo de la Reforma. I have never seen so many people dressed up as catrinas in one place! Children, dogs, entire families were dressed up with amazingly intricate face and body paint. The three pictures at the top (you can arrow through them) are just a sampling of the thousands who participated.  And...