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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I could have picked Frida Kohlo who is a very well known Mexican Woman in History but I went for someone different.  She is still well known but as a writer, activist, and feminist dedicated to human rights in Mexico and her name is Lydia Cacho. I have been impressed by how so many women in Mexico have put their lives in jeopardy for the protection or rights of women and children.

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My love of Ensenada & Valle De Guadalupe continues to grow even after being here three years. It is not a perfect place but is there really such a place? I believe you can come close to your desires but to be perfect, no.

How can I resist the sunsets here?

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So my daughter and her boyfriend visited before Christmas which was so exciting for us. They wanted to visit some of the places with cultural information and history on the Kumiai of Baja California Norte. One of the places we visited was Centro Ecoturístico Siñaw Kuatay. This is a small community in Valle de Guadalupe which includes a museum, restaurant which serves a traditional meal for larger groups, an area used for gatherings and events, a little store selling handmade crafts, and a nice campground.

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Well, it has been three years since the move to Baja and this is our fourth Christmas.  Each year, we have become more established and getting our own groove in life which includes the holidays.  

The first year I wouldn’t even call it much of a Christmas as we were an almost barren rental with a Telcel Moose decked out for the holiday as our decoration.  We at least went to the Christmas parade from the park to the church and the boat festival of lights along with always video chatting with family. [...]  Read More

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If you spend any length of time in Mexico you will need to learn some patience, have a little persistence to hopefully persevere.  

After I got back from the road trip north in early June, all of sudden the mini-split in the living-room made some popping noises and then nothing.  We only had this unit for barely a year and have used it very little but was out of the bumper to bumper warranty even though the compressor and motor are still under warranty. 

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