Thanks for dropping by.
We're just about to drive off to our digs in Mexico -- and since I don't know how to post pix on the blog while we're down there, here are a few from visits past, to give you a sense of it all...
For instance, here's a photo from the early days when we camped in the (ripe) mango grove. A mix of villagers and Durangotans pose (Robert on the left). The surfin' waves are in the background, but first we have to cross the river wherein this crocodile was found! He swam too close to the salty water mixed in with river water and so died. We always cross where the salty water mixes heavily with the river water....
The year after the crocodile surprise, we bought our little village casita and melted right in with the folks who live in the village -- and of course, particularly the kids. Every spring is kite season, and the kids often gather on our porch to make their own unique kite creations out of sticks and old plastic bags. And these kites FLYYYYYyyyyyy!!A rare view of our porch, with nothing on it. We had just newly plastered and painted it. It will fill up with hammocks, a hand-made (beautiful) table and bench made by Robert, and whatever projects we might be onto at the time. It's a busy place, this porch. The rooms serve mostly as storage -- but they too are finished and painted cheerful colors. It's just so nice to be outside on the porch!
This photo, oh THIS photo---this photo reminds us of all the work awaiting us. Hopefully the yellow flowering vine ("copa de oro") that we planted last spring will have climbed up that wall... But we have to install that big water tank you see there on the back of our trusty-dusty car--which means we also have to get electricity wired over to us, too. And our back porch (we extended that roof over it earlier) needs to have its floor cemented (by us). You can see the pile of rubble/rocks that will go at the bottom as we hand-mix and pour the cement into the mold we'll have to build. Our visit ain't all surfin'! But it's livin', and we do love it. To the right of the casita is one of the four (4!) mango trees on our property that will be dropping big ripe mangos every day while we're there this time.
So.... the next post will be from our digs in Mexico (well, the nearest rent-a-computer place). In between the hard work, we'll be melting in with our friends in the village, playing with the kids, sharing meals with friends, and singing with the traditional guitarist down the road at night... Oh, and surfing (Robert), and boogie-boarding (that would be me). Our experience here is not a vacation... It's a slice of life that we treasure. Peace! Sara y Roverto