Someone asked me why I came to live here and how I discovered this area. Also my top ten reasons for living here. I am going to try not to make this post too long. I could easily write forever about all the things I love about this place. ( That is why I keep this blog, as a diary for myself and others. A friend asked me why I spend so much time doing a blog. What did I get out of it? I guess it is a continuous thank you note to God for all my blessings here and an affirmation to the world that life can be good.)
I was going down to San Blas in the winters. I suffer from SAD and I have to be in the sun in the winter. I also love the beach. I tried to stay there longer than the winter time but it gets very hot starting in late March or April. It is also extremely buggy, Jejenes, which are no-see-ums. They will eat you alive. No watching the sunrises or sunsets on the beaches.
I had a thyroid procedure in Guadalajara. I had to take radioactive iodine and to sit in a hotel room for six days while I was radioactive. A year later I wanted to see the same doctor so I looked up this lake area. It is just a short bus ride from Guadalajara. I saw that the weather is nicer than in San Blas and I wanted my son and daughter-in-law to visit me in Mexico. My son doesn't like hot weather. He refused to visit the beaches here.
My son had never been to Mexico. I didn't see him often because he hated the small town where I lived. So I took the chance and flew to Guadalajara and took the taxi up to the lake. I found an inexpensive motel near the plaza in Chapala and stayed through the winter. I loved it! That was almost two years ago. I have been back to the States several times and my son and daughter-in-law have come to visit me here several times. I see them far more than I ever did in the States. We have wonderful vacations together. I have been to a few other places in Mexico. None of them impressed me with the beauty and ease of living as here. On my next post I will tell you my list of the first ten reasons why I love it here. (I have to see the dentist this morning and I may not feel like writing until later in the day.)
cheers to the sane
3 hours ago