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.”


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”

Exploring Halloween and Dia de Los Muertos in Leon, Guanajuato

Three days of a beautiful cultural celebration in our new home, Leon, Guanajuato.

Exploring Cañada de la Virgen

The beauty of Cañada de la Virgen isn’t just in the pyramid stones and the surrounding countryside, it’s in the rich history that comes to life during the visit as you walk in the footsteps of these ancient people.

San Miguel de Allende

San Miguel de Allende – a colorful city with a rich history and culture – one that can be enjoyed by adults and children alike.

Adventures in El Centro de Leon

Leon is a large city of around 1.5 million people. I sometimes forget that as I drive from my house to the nearby grocery store or Costco and then back home again. But when making a trip to El Centro de Leon, the downtown part of Leon, I quickly remember that there are a lotContinue reading “Adventures in El Centro de Leon”

Adventures in the Mexican Produce Aisles

Shopping in the grocery store in Mexico can be an adventure, involving danger in the places where you least expect it – the produce aisles. There are some really crazy, not to mention dangerous, looking fruits and vegetables in the produce section that keep my children and I entertained as we shop.   We canContinue reading “Adventures in the Mexican Produce Aisles”