#22 Caminata por la Vida

Pink ribbons line the streets of San Carlos in February in honor of cancer survivors, fighters and victims. Living in another country does not change the fact that annually over 330,000 people are diagnosed with breast cancer.  More than likely every person reading this entry has in some way been personally touched by this disease. …

#20 Béisbol En México

Was there ever a time when you pictured yourself cheering, “Go, Orange Pickers!”  Nor did I until we attended one of the final seasonal games of the Naranjeros de Hermosillo.  This Mexican Pacific League (LMP) baseball or béisbol team has been around for about 60 years.  Their season begins in early October wrapping up during …

#19 Road Trip Delays…the Ugly, the Bad and the Good

In early December my friend, Amy, and I planned a trip to Tucson to do a little shopping before the border wait times skyrocketed in the weeks leading up to Christmas.  The day of I zipped to her house before the sun rose with my giant tumbler of coffee, a mess of a hairdo and …

#18 “Unleach” Adventure

Over the winter holidays we were lucky to host our two daughters, Carson and Peyton, and son-in-law, Matt, in San Carlos.  We enjoyed our first Feliz Navidad in Mexico and tried our best to show them sights surrounding our new home. Among the activities doting event calendar was an ATV ride through Adan’s Off Road …

#17 Toro in the China Shop

There are several tiny gift shops sprinkled throughout San Carlos. While they do carry typical t-shirts, hats and sunscreen, many also sell items from local artists. Each has its own special flair. Lillian’s is run by a woman living upstairs. When you arrive you have to ring the doorbell for her to “open up shop”. …

#16 Out of This World

Recently we journeyed north to spend the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States.  While expats can find turkeys in the frozen section of Sam’s stores south of the border the last Thursday in November has no significance in Mexico.  Mike and I began mentally planning for this holiday travel in September. At that time, our …

#13 Dinner in Guaymas

Friday night after a long week of retirement and we have dinner plans with friends, Amy and Steve.  Sounds pretty normal, right? You’re imagining perhaps a local restaurant, a little music, a bit of relaxing conversation…well…not exactly.  Imagine this instead, your friend calls that day to finalize plans and suggests, “Let’s get hog dogs and …