Today, my father would be turning 80 years old but he passed in 2009 from complications tied to pancreatic cancer. So I’m writing this in honor of my father.

Emidio (Bud) L. DeSantis

With the apocalyptic lifestyle right now due to the virus, it has made me focus on doing things I may not have done in a long time.

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2019 was a rough year for me on the blog front. I believe life just got in the way but also too much social media time. That is changing, it actually has gotten better as I move away from some platforms for my personal life.

I have goals for the coming year, not resolutions as they typically fail after a month or so.

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September is Women’s International Friendship month and our group of bloggers selected this as our blog hop topic and is dedicated to celebrating women friendships.

I feel women friendships are about lifting each other up and supporting us to succeed. These are the type of relationships I thrive for, not the volatile or try to drag you down as there is enough of that in life already.

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I’m a little late on the International Self Care Day on July 24th (yesterday) but it is still a great topic. I think it is all the traveling lately and I’m ready to be home next week.

To me, self-care is about overall health: mentally and physically.

I’ve missed my water classes this last month and look forward to getting back in the groove as everything was starting to come together as I worked on my lifestyle changes prior to heading north.

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I know, I know, I have been totally Missing-In-Action!

I really became sidetracked while we were working on the rooftop patio cover and screen/gate for the mini-splits as the kids and grandkids are going to be here in August and need to make sure access to the roof is secure. I’ll post about these projects later when I get back from Oregon and Washington.

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In the coming days, I’ll start blogging about different places or wineries located within Valle De Guadalupe, Baja California, Mexico on a regular basis.

The posts will include information about each place, links, maps and of course lots of pictures.

To me, this is the region I love and to be able to focus specifically on this topic is so exciting,

So here we go and I hope you enjoy this adventure into Valle De Guadalupe!

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The time has come for this challenge to end, and I wanted to dedicate this final blog to the plight of our local deported U.S. Veterans in Mexico.

I have some very strong feelings about the United States and deporting veterans who have served our country, especially those risking their lives in combat.

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Welcome, Susi Schuegraf from another day in the jungle Life in Yelapa! I want to thank her for taking the time to respond to my questions so I can highlight her in the 2019 A to Z Challenge.

What brought you to Mexico?

The first time, an old boyfriend from Mexico City and then was curious about Los Angeles so lived there for many years.

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Welcome, Anthony Cota from We Express! Magazine and I would like to thank him for allowing me to highlight him in the 2019 A to Z Challenge.

Anthony was born in Mexico City to a Mexican father and American mother but lived many years in the United States.

We Express! Magazine focuses on how it celebrates people, places, things, and much more. 

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Welcome, Nick from Goats On The Road! I want to thank him for taking the time to respond to my questions so I can highlight him in the 2019 A to Z Challenge.

Nick what brought you to Mexico?

The first time my partner Dariece and I visited Mexico, we did what so many Canadians do, we went on an all-inclusive vacation.

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