Viva Mexico! Three important observations about Mexican Independence Day, September 16th.

As I write this, my family and I are enjoying a beautiful Mexican Independence Day celebration at home, away from any crowded places. With the pandemic still raging on, we continue to take precautions and limit our exposure to others as much as possible. So in light of our reduced ability to go out andContinue reading “Viva Mexico! Three important observations about Mexican Independence Day, September 16th.”

My Top Three Wintertime Woes in León, Guanajuato

Winter in León is nothing short of glorious when one has spent the previous fourteen years living in a freezing cold upper Midwestern state, covered by snow and ice for most of the winter season. Spending several months a year freezing to death was not my idea of paradise. In comparison to that, León ISContinue reading “My Top Three Wintertime Woes in León, Guanajuato”

Happy Winter Solstice and Jupiter/Saturn Conjunction from León, Guanajuato

Today marked the start of our winter vacation from school, a much needed break from homeschooling for us all. We do not return to in-person classes until our state achieves green on the Covid-19 stoplight and, unfortunately, Guanajuato is a long way from green. But today was also special for a different reason. Today isContinue reading “Happy Winter Solstice and Jupiter/Saturn Conjunction from León, Guanajuato”

Tacos

After living in Mexico the last couple of years, and eating the best tacos of our lives here, my children requested Taco Bell tacos for dinner tonight because they miss American-style tacos. I’m so embarrassed. But it’s been a crazy quarantine and who knows how long it will be before we can safely return toContinue reading “Tacos”

Getting Creative with Food and Grocery Shopping in the Time of Covid

The lockdown and quarantine at our home in León, Guanajuato has changed the normal rhythm of our lives since it all started back in mid-March. Thanks to Covid-19, we drastically reduced our interactions with the public, both from a fear of catching the virus and a fear of spreading it to other people. As aContinue reading “Getting Creative with Food and Grocery Shopping in the Time of Covid”

Festival Internacional de Globos in León, Covid-style

The International Balloon Festival that takes place every November in León, Guanajuato has adapted to the Covid-19 restrictions that are in place within our state. Instead of taking place at Parque Metropolitano where the public could easily access the event, it is taking place at a private country club, El Bosque, in order to limitContinue reading “Festival Internacional de Globos in León, Covid-style”

The World is Watching…. Experiencing a Contentious Election Process from Abroad

Tuesday, November 3rd, was Election Day in my home country. As an American abroad, seeing what the US looks like from another country’s perspective is eye-opening. I have felt several things over the last two years since moving to Mexico – embarrassment, horror, embarrassment, disbelief, embarrassment, disgust, embarrassment. I think you get the picture. WeContinue reading “The World is Watching…. Experiencing a Contentious Election Process from Abroad”

Festival Internacional del Globo in Leon, Guanajuato

A huge, international festival occurs in Leon, Guanajuato every year – Festival del Globo. Bold colors and imaginative shapes create a spectacular show against the backdrop of the mountains surrounding Leon.