Wednesday, September 3, 2014


It has been ages since my last post, this is going to be short and sweet, just want to see if I can actually get my pictures to post on here. One is my mare at our new stable, us and the inlaws, and us with the grankids at Disney.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

4 Years !

Well tomorrow marks 4 years of being here, time sure flys when you're having fun! I have to say that it took me a long time to get used to living here but now I  love it!  Of course there are people and things that I miss, like family and friends, the beach, wonderful trails, and Publix Subs!  But on the flip side of all that, here we have beautiful views of the mountains and lake from our apartment,  the weather here is wonderful, the people are so friendly and then of course there is my awesome mare! So things here are different but in a good way.

Universe moments:  Driving to the Wednesday market I was thinking to myself that if I saw Pat there I would give her a ride home, well I did see her right at the last vegetable stand on the way out!  She told me that a reader of our blogs was asking for me to update mine, so here I am! I have been having a hard time publishing from  my tablet but I thought I would give it another try. Actually this is my 2nd go at it this evening, I started it, put the tablet down, and then along comes hubby and uses it to get on facebook!  and of course I hadn't saved it, my bad or his? 

What have I been up to?  Well there is my diet that I am on, so far I have lost 12 lbs. Only need 2 more to reach the weight I would like to be. This time in order not to gain it back I plan on getting on the scale once a week, that way I can cut back if I need to.

Closing a chapter :  We have sold our house in Florida, this brings on a mixed range of emotions for me. Of course we are thrilled that we sold it, but there are so many wonderful memories there, from our gran daughters playing in the pool and riding the horses to all the time I spent trainng in our riding ring, to the awesome trail rides with my friend Helen. But we know it is time to move on and we will always have the memories! Time for someone new to make their own memories there.

Florida:  We decided to go back for the closing, good excuse to visit family and friends, go to the beach that we miss, and of course eat a sub from Publix! We are going to take the gran children to Disney! I don't know who is more exicted about that, them or us!

My horse:  Of course I can't do a post without mentioning her,  she is still awesome! I get complements on her all the time, and I never get tired of that.

Wish me luck:  Time to try and publish this, if all goes well I may do another one with just pictures.



Sunday, February 16, 2014

Hello it's Me!

Well I am using the title Hello it's me from a Tod Rudgren song, does anyone remember that song or am I dating myself on that one? I debated whether or not to contine  blogging or just give it up, so I checked my stats and it seems like there are people reading this blog of mine so I thought I would keep at it. So now you get to hear  all about  my countiung  story of life here in Mexico.

OPPS I did it again!!  Now if you have read some of my posts you would know how much trouble l can have with my camara, well I haven't been using it, instead I usually use this tablet. Today I decided to take my camera, so charged up the battery, grabbed the chip put it in and off we went. We get to the fair, I take all of 7 pictures, and you guessed it, the chip is full, seems like I grabbed a chip with pictures already on it! Honestly I know better but still it happened again. I think I will just stick to using this tablet.

Old posts.  Last night I was reading some of my old posts, some were funny, some were sad, one made me cry! That one was about my horse that I gave to my friend Chris, it was really nice to go back and read them. I even found two pictures of our cat Pancho when he was only 5 months old !  Sooo  cute.

Holiday blues,  It is really different spending the holidays without your family around, I tend to get a little depressed around this time of year, lucky for us we have a nice group of people that live in our complex and we all got together and had a wonderful Christmas eve dinner. Since we went out for Thanksgiving dinner and we weren't impressesd we decided to cook for Christmas, yes you can get turkey here and all the trimmings.  Our dinner turned out Great!!

Weather,  I know I shouldn't complain about it, I know it is really cold in the states, but here we are use to nice sunny warm days, and it has been a bit on the chilly side, we don't have ac or heat, we usually don't need them but this winter we light the oven to get the chill out of the air, and the pool water is not warm! Oh my I have such a though life! Lol.

Where does the time go?  I don't know it just seems to fly bye, I have a grandson that just turned 6! I remember when I flew out to see him he was only a few months old!  and of course it seems like you just pay the rent and it is due again, or any bill for that matter.

Ok time to wrap this post up for now. I'm not going to add any pictures to this post, but I will on my next one.

Thank you to eveyone who reads my blog!!

Friday, October 25, 2013


Just returned from a mini vacation to the awesome city of Guanajuato. We stayed for three nights at a fabulous B&B that was way up on the hillside, which gave us amazing views of the city, so beautiful at night!  We were there for the Cervantina festival, which the city hosts every year. This year was it's 41st. Lot's of people go to this festival, so getting your tickets in advance to the shows that you really want to see is a good idea, however if you are in the states and buy them then try and pick them up here, well lets just say that getting  the tickets may not happen. A couple that we met did that and were told that they didn't have their tickets and the shows were sold out! Needless to say they were pretty upset . Exploring the city was fun, with plenty of things to do and see, we had so much fun we plan on going back next back next year.

View from our room


Terrace view
The happy couple


Street scene

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Time to try something new!

Ok  so I have no idea what I am doing. I am trying to do this blog from my tablet,  and it is my first time, and I have no clue as to how it is going to come out. Should be interesting. One thing I do know is that I have finally learned how to type on this thing. Not sure if I will be able to add my pictures where I want them, or if I will be able to label them. Here goes nothing.

lined up for breakfast

Napping in the sun

Some privacy please I want to take a cat nap!

This girl knows how to nap!   

Well I think I will end this post for now, the grey cat napping in the sun is the mom of the grey cat on the couch.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Exploring Mexico

We have been exploring some very interesting sites here in Mexico, our friends Chris and Barbara plan our trips and we get to go along!  It's a win, win.  Chris and Barbara are sun birds, and they are from Austin Texas, we have know them for 4 years now. They love to go out on adventures, and they are great travel companions.

Tequila Mexico:  On this trip we stayed overnight in the town of Tequila. The country side is just beautiful, lush green mountains green pastures, bright blue skies. When we were close to Tequila, I noticed train tracks, I love trains so I was hoping that we would see some and if I got really lucky I would even hear some whistles ! Well I got lucky and got to see 3 trains and hear their whistles. I know it's the small things in life that makes us happy. We stayed at the hotel Plaza Rubio which was very nice and reasonably priced, but I think next time I would like to try and stay at the Plaza Jardin which is right next to the plaza. The town of Tequila was really nice, we plan on going back  so we can  spend more time there, the town was nice and clean, and as usual the people were very friendly. There is always some one around that speaks English, which always amazes me. We had dinner at a really nice restaurant, that was recommended by the locals, and will defiantly  eat there again.

Herradura Hacienda, Distillery : This place was awesome, I never knew how much work goes into the making of Tequila.  We showed up for a tour on a Thursday at 3 and we were the only people there so we had our own private tour! Our tour guide was a young Mexican woman who spoke perfect English,  she was great. Of course at the end of the tour you go into their little store that  sells all kinds of things to buy including of course their Tequila! My favorite part of the tour was the old part of the distillery was the old section, really neat to see how it was done way back! We couldn't tour the hacienda, as the owners of the place still use it on the weekends. Actually the distillery has been sold to an American company, but not the hacienda. Chris and Barbara have been on other Tequila tours and they said this one was the best. So if you ever get a chance to visit Tequila make sure to visit the Herradura Distillery.

My new tablet:  I bought a new Samsung Tablet while I was in the states, I take pictures with it and it is so easy to send them to face book. Well I wanted to use it today to do this blog and I couldn't sign in on my blog with it, very disappointed as I have pictures that I want to add to this that are on my tablet. So I am going to add some that are from my camera and then try to figure out how to add more from the tablet, it is raining out so maybe that has something to do with it?

My horse:  Things are going really well with my training of Melaza, we were taking jumping lessons then my trainer had to go away for  a  month so while he was gone I practiced what he had taught me, and I went on line to learn more about jumping, some of the videos that they post on you tube should be called how Not to teach your horse to jump!  well at least they were interesting.  On Saturday I had a lesson and all my practice is paying off, we did great! Looking forward to more lessons!

Pictures: Time to try and get them loaded! Wish me luck!

                         These cute guys walk around and give out samples of  Tequila

                                                         Beautiful big tree on the grounds
Update:  Ok so I didn't figure out how to do this from my tablet yet!!!! however we did find out that
you have to add an app. in order for me to get to my blog on my tablet. Maybe I will just keep on doing my blog from my computer. Ugh modern technology! So I am just going to go ahead and get this one posted, and hopefully do another one soon with more pictures.

Friday, July 19, 2013

How I spent my summer vacation!

How I spent my summer vacation or at least 10 days of my summer, since we are retired and it seems like one endless vacation! The taxi ride to the airport was good, checking in was good, but then we boarded the flight and we had to sit on the runway for an hour while they fixed the gps on the plane. Lucky for us that we had a long layover in Atlanta so it didn't affect our next fight.  As soon as we went outside in Orlando the humidity hit us, wow, not used to that anymore. We picked up our car and off we went to the in laws house. We had a great visit, this time we spent more time with Billy's parents, Billy even cooked for us twice. Visiting is always nice but hectic trying to see everyone and hitting all our favorite spots. Oh did I mention that for the first 2 days my stomach was not in a good place, but it worked out ok because I didn't eat all the food that I was planning on eating, so I didn't gain any weight!

Shopping:  Oh my, all the stores all the choices, I brought two empty suitcases with me and they were packed full  by the end of the visit. Mostly clothes, some food and a new Samsung tablet, that I am still trying to learn  how to use!  My  friend Pam  and I went to my favorite store Beals outlet and I had lot's of fun trying on things and  getting great deals! While we were standing in line we were talking about how fast 3 hours went by, and the man in front of us couldn't believe we spent that much time shopping, men, they just don't understand shopping! LOL

Food:  Well like I said I didn't eat all that I thought I would, but I did manage to have some of my favorite things. Went to a local place and had a delicious lobster roll, yummy!  also had a Publix sub that we brought and ate on the plane,  just as good as I remembered them!!! Oh and we brought back chocolate covered potato chips sooo good! and  some Dunkin Doughnuts coffee, like I said the suitcase was Packed.

Family & Friends:  So great to see everyone and so sad to say goodbye, a year is a long time between visits especially when you miss people that have been a huge part of your life.

What we did?  The time just flew by,  went to the beach, shopped for things we wanted to bring back, went out to dinner a few times, got to see my mares foal, sooo cute! went on a boat ride in the river with our friends Helen & John. Which almost didn't happen, it was a rainy day but it finally cleared up enough for us to go out.  Took our granddaughter to Chuckie  Cheese, she had a great time.  Billy played cards with his parents and friends. Hung out at night and one night we played the wii, the woman against the men we beat their butts 3 games!!

What I know for sure:  I miss the beach, my gran daughters, my in laws, my fiends, Beal's outlet, looking at the river, and hearing the train whistle . Not in that order but just some of what I miss. Of course there are things that I don't miss too.  In the states it seems like everyone is connected to their cell phones,  does anyone talk to each other ?   It is  easy to see how one could so easily  start buying Stuff all over again, because in the states there is so much stuff to buy.  I am so glad our apartment is small, can't fit to much stuff in here.  I didn't miss the humidity at all,  can't believe that I used to train and ride my horses in the summer, but  I did.  I do know now that  we are ready to sell our house there, and we will be putting it on the market if our tenants don't buy it from us. Now is a good time to sell as things are starting to move again in Florida.

 Our flight back:  First leg of the trip Orlando to Atlanta no problem, second part  Atlanta to Guadalajara, get on the plane, Billy looks out the window, Cher there is a guy in the engine, that can't be good! 5 minutes later, pilot is out there looking at the engine, 5 minutes later he comes on the pa and says, this plane is not going anywhere tonight, we will find you another plane to take you home, ok 2 hours later we finally get to board a new plane and fly home, what are the odds of two of our flights not going well???  

Done for now:  ok I think it's time to wrap this up and try and add some of the pictures that I took on vacation. Hope you enjoy the post !

Beach beauty Brianna

Gran pa  and  his girls

It's too cold !!!

Mud Fight!

Waiting for lunch!


Fun on the river

Captain John

Gran ma and Kaylee

Gran pa and Kaylee

Having fun yet?

Helen and John

Helen enjoying the boat ride


Chris and  Rango


Mom, Chris, baby

Saying goodbye to Kaylee
Having fun in the sun!

Best friend Pam and I shopping at of course Beals!

Billy's dad making us breakfast
Final thoughts:  Of course as I was doing the pictures my computer ran out of power, so ok plug it in get back to the pictures all is going well then slow down pictures stop loading, ok take a few off,   then some didn't load where I wanted them but all in all it got done,  really hope my readers enjoy my efforts, lol.