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I hate air conditioning

It’s been just about a week that we’ve been sleeping with the air conditioning on.  It’s hard to sleep without it when it’s humid,  as at night especially the weather is sticky and unpleasant. From November through mid-May we sleep with the air flowing through and a couple of fans going, both to stir the air and block the street noise.  I like hearing the rumble of the fans and the occasional barking dog, garbage truck, loud car, or church...

It’s that time again!

I’m on my way to Washington State for a visit with my son and his family and after that I’m heading to Minneapolis to visit with my sister and her husband. I am sure it will be a fun couple of weeks. The picture at the top is my son and his family last year on a hike at Mt. Baker. My granddaughter is about to start her sophomore year in college and my grandson has his driver’s permit and...

Springtime in Mazatlán

Springtime in Mazatlán means the end of the winter season. We love our snowbird friends but there is just something wonderful about the change in the city as it starts to warm up. In my opinion it is perfect right now – there are patches here and there where it’s a bit too warm but we’re still sleeping with the windows open and heading out for our exercise even as late as 9 am! Perfection! After all the festivities of...

Summer does grind on in Mazatlán…

Here we are, finally.  The end of September.  Rainy.  Hot.  Humid. And there’s more than a month to go.  Rainy season usually ends in the first week of November. We’ve had two huge rains this season – one about 10 inches and one more than 11. (That’s from my unofficial bucket rain gauge.) October is the tough month.  You’ve just had enough. Last year we went to Mexico City for two weeks, and this year we are heading to Ajijic....

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...