Monday, July 13, 2009

New house, new village, new life. . .Yay! June 2004

NEW HOUSE: Los Charales, my first full-time house in Mexico. Wonderful house, it was a $400/month/US rental that had 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 patios, 2 yards and gardens, good kitchen, dining room, fireplace in master and living room, lots of windows, laundry room outside, and an enclosed patio/party room with dry bar. It was gated and walled with a secure and covered garage. Came with - and included - Chencho the gardener. Pretty good deal, we thought! And it was.

Part of the back yard and garden.

Back yard also. Before Chencho cleaned it up and I planted more flowers and trees.

NEW VILLAGE: Close to Ajijic, but a bit out in the country, Los Charales suited us perfectly. We often went into town in Ajijic for meals, shopping, entertainment, and to visit friends.

Ajijic Plaza 2004

The highway in Ajijic.

Ajijic church.

Lake Chapala, from Chapala Pier, 2004


Waking up, I watch CNN—in English. Surf the internet and answer email—in English. Talk on the phone with friends—in English, read the newspaper—in English. Then, I put on my gringo clothes, lock up, get into my Japanese car, and step out of the gate and into the street. BAM! Mexico!

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