FOOD FOR THOUGHT

January 8, 2020

Glenn and I have been doing a lot of thinking recently about the direction we want our blog to go in the coming months and hopefully years. Our goal when we first set out was to create a blog that would allow anyone who had the thought of taking the expat plunge to get encouragement from us as we too ventured into this new world. They could follow along from the moment Glenn clicked the last key on his computer at work, closing it down for the final time, see how we handled the trials of preparing our house for sale and eventually handing over the keys and saying good-bye to the country we had lived all our lives. And they could see through our eyes the marvelous town in Mexico we would call our home, and be taken on an exploration of our new country. Our plan has always been to make San Miguel de Allende our home base and to get back to our passion of traveling the world now that we had the time and a bit of money to do so.

We increasing look at what is happening in the USA, a country we left for a number of reasons. And now, at the beginning of 2020, with question marks in our head we start to ask what else do we want to accomplish with “Our Prime Of Life.”

So, we have started a new category in our headline called “Food For Thought” where we will be writing posts about what our place is in the big, wide and oh so fragile world we live in.

San Miguel de Allende

A SPECIAL TURKEY DAY AT FINCA LUNA SERENA IN SAN MIGUEL

December 28, 2019

First off, I was not a big holiday person, or so I thought before coming to San Miguel. Glenn has a big family which gathered around for huge celebrations. Me, not so much.

But living in Mexico has brought a whole new meaning and experience to holidays big and small, Mexican or expat. 

This year Finca Luna Serena, a great olive farm a bit outside of town, was having its monthly dinner bash on Thanksgiving so with Phyllis and Kim in tow we headed off to the have a bit of holiday cheer and some good food. Unfortunately for me I was on antibiotics since I am having major dental work and was unable to take advantage of the open bar, but the amiable atmosphere and good friends made up for that little bummer.  Continue Reading…

San Miguel de Allende

CATRINAS, PAN DE LOS MUERTOS, CEMETERIES AND OUR SECOND DIA DE LOS MUERTOS IN SAN MIGUEL

December 16, 2019
First see our blog post about our experiences with last years Dia de Los Muertos. Exciting, Amazing, Awesome, Emotional and Fantabulous!! Our first Dia de Los Muertos 2018, San Miguel de Allende

We had such an absolutely brilliant time experiencing San Miguel de Allende’s Dia de Los Muertos last year that we had great anticipation of participating in its whirlwind again this year. And we were not disappointed except for one big miss. Noche de Los Muertos is not celebrated at the main cemetery in Colonia San Antonio!! WHAT?? We had totally forgotten about the nighttime cemetery remembrances on November 1st last year so we made big plans to go this year only to arrive at the gates to find them locked and the cemetery dark.  Continue Reading…

Roaming Around Mexico

A LONG WEEKEND JAUNT TO PUEBLA AND CHOLULA

September 23, 2019

Glenn and I had visited Puebla, the fourth largest city in Mexico, in 2015 but some of our friends from San Miguel de Allende had yet to make the trip so we thought a nice long weekend jaunt was in order. 

In order to get there we took a first class ETN bus to Queretero from San Miguel and then a very comfortable Turistar bus directly from Queretero to Puebla. As sometimes happens, our bus for the trip from Queretero was late so we had to wait an hour for the next bus. Since there were available seats it turned out not to be a problem. On the way down to Puebla however there was road construction that had us just about stopped in place and resulted in another 2 hour delay. Needless to say, once we arrived in Puebla and checked into our lovely hotel we were off to find some dinner and a few libations.  Continue Reading…

Roaming Around Mexico, State of Guerrero

A BLOB ON THE BEACH IN ZIHUATANEJO

July 26, 2019

I could try and do a list of 10 things to do in Zihuatanejo but the truth is number 1-9 would be a continuous “be a blob on the beach”.  If you ever wanted a beach vacation where you could feel that you weren’t missing out on something else while you just vegetate in the warmth of the sun and the sound of the surf, this is the place. 

The Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo airport is easy for arrivals and departures and for us was just a 46 minute flight on TAR from Queretero, an hour and a bit from our home in San Miguel de Allende. TAR doesn’t have the best record for being on time, and our return to QRO was delayed an hour, but it was no big deal.  Continue Reading…

San Miguel de Allende

THE SOUNDTRACK OF SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE

May 25, 2019

Ria has been wanting me to write a post for awhile now, but all the things she posts are what I want to say as well.  I finally came up with an idea of a post on my own.  I’m calling it “The Soundtrack of San Miguel.”  Meaning all the pleasing or not so pleasing sounds I hear in San Miguel on a daily basis along with it’s great live music scene. I will start by describing the many sounds I hear living in the San Antonio Neighborhood where we live today. Continue Reading…

San Miguel de Allende

AN AFTERNOON AT FINCA LUNA SERENA

May 5, 2019

If you want a special afternoon outside of San Miguel de Allende go spend it at Finca Luna Serena!! Only 10 minutes from the Luciernaga shopping center this property overlooking the Bajio Valley feels like you are in another world. 

Olive oil, olive oil products and vinegars are a passion for Victor Gutierrez and his wife. And they share this passion with you Monday to Saturday with a presentation on the production of olive oil, a tasting and a lovely luncheon for the very good price of 400 pesos per person (cash or credit card). Included are round trip transfers from Luciernaga at 12 noon. The tour/luncheon takes about 3 and a half hours and is in Spanish or English and is for four or more people.  Continue Reading…

San Miguel de Allende

FESTIVE TIMES TO VISIT SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE

April 28, 2019

We have lived as expats in San Miguel de Allende for over a year now and just can’t get over how jam packed our social life has been. There are always amazing events happening all over town, many are not listed on the big calendars that are dotted around town or in the Que Pasa part of the Atencion newspaper. So we are surprised quite often by stumbling onto something beautiful and exciting. 

San Miguel loves to put on a party!!! And we think there are some events you just can’t miss!! (Follow the links to our blog posts for each event) If coming to San Miguel during these times plan ahead and book early since our town can really fill up. Good places to look for accommodation are booking.com, AirBnb and VRBO. If using booking.com please consider clicking on this affiliate link to book at no extra cost to you.  Continue Reading…