Lake Chapala Area

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Living Lakeside

We have been living at Lake Chapala for four months now and I thought it would be a good time to check in and report on how things are going. The Weather We love the weather here.  We arrived in the middle of June, having left hot and humid Mazatlán.  We immediately started enjoying the cool nights and mornings, and now as fall is here we actually put a blanket on the bed!  We hadn’t slept with a blanket in...

The Willow Tree

There is a huge old weeping willow in our yard here in San Antonio.  I have learned so much watching it. I sometimes wonder how many birds and other animals make it their home. It has been so interesting watching the family of what I think are golden fronted woodpeckers living in the willow.  When we first arrived I saw a pair flitting in and out and calling to each other in a screechy call.  I suspected that there were...

We are settling in to life at Lake Chapala

It’s been two weeks since we made the move to San Antonio Tlayacapan in the Lake Chapala area.  We’ve had some adjustments but all in all things have gone very easily and we are happy with the move.  Here’s our first impressions: The community – We had never really considered this area as a place to live until recently – but it has surprised us and likely will continue to.  Yes, there are lots of gringos here – and a...

Our First Days at Lake Chapala

We are moved in to our new place on Lake Chapala.  We love the house and are putting things away and getting organized. We haven’t explored the community much since we just got here, that will come.  So far our only expedition has been to Walmart for provisions and today we are going to Costco. For any people reading this who are planning a move, please don’t use Castores Trucking unless you want a lot of heartburn!  It’s a long...