I Feel the Earth ~~ Move ~~ Under My Feet

I guess it was bound to happen eventually, but I’m a little surprised as to just how totally unprepared I was for my first earthquake. Sure, earthquakes are always a surprise, I get that. But it was nothing like what I thought it would be. I expected I would hear rumbling and rattling and feel lots of vibrations, like riding the old Texas Giant at Six Flags in Arlington (before the recent renovation).

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April Fools?

Two years ago today Dixie and I walked away from our house and moved into an apartment in Denton, Texas. One year ago today Dixie and I left that apartment and became officially homeless. Since then we have driven thousands of miles and slept under the stars of half of the states in America. We have seen snow-capped volcanos and deserts, massive canyons and oceans, dust-devils the size of small tornadoes, lava formations stretching as far as the eye can see, dust storms that blocked all visibility, smoke from forest fires that blotted out the sun, cliff dwellings thousands of years old.

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Medicine in Mexico

We’ve been asked, What will you do if you get sick or need a doctor? You’re in MEXICO, for heaven’s sake! Oh, horror of horrors! Their health care can’t possibly be trustworthy! Or can it? Well, our plan is, if we need to, we’ll go to the doctor here. We don’t have any insurance. We’d rather (to borrow a quote) pay for what IS instead of what MIGHT BE. Here in Mexico and most all the other countries we plan to visit over the next several years, it’s actually possible to pay for your care out of pocket!

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Mañana in Mexico

Just some rambling, random thoughts on our new home. One thing that you hear often about Mexico is “mañana,” the concept that everything takes longer in Mexico. While there is some truth to this, much of it is probably due to a Mexican resistance to gringo impatience and arrogance. Back in the 1980’s there was a big migration of people from the steel and auto industry in Michigan and Ohio who moved to Texas for jobs.

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Oh, Mexico

Two Weeks in Mexico It already seems like a lifetime ago that we left the United States. And yet it’s only been two weeks. If you are fans of our Facebook page, you’ve seen the many photos we have posted. However, in case you missed it, here are some of our favorites, and a few stories along the way. When we last left you, we had just arrived at our housesitting assignment.

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Tequila, Mexico

We still have fond memories of our friends Jean-Pierre and Yolande Lussier from Chapala, Mexico. We had a great time with them visiting the home of the best tequila in the world!  

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