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Getting ready to move north for the summer

Friday, June 28, 2013

These are our last few days in Mexico before we move north for the summer. As always it is hard to sort and pack, empty the fridge and make sure everything is done and nothing is forgotten, not to mention the sadness of saying goodbye and the excitement of a change of scenery.
I am always sad to leave here in the summer as I love the warm (ok hot!) weather, the ocean and the relative quietness of our town this time of year. It is lovely to see mexican families visit here and watch the kids play on the beaches.

On the other had it is exciting to go back to Colorado to my old home with my other "stuff", to enjoy the crisp mountain air (once the fires are gone!) and shop in a US supermarket again with old familiar items. I am looking forward to shopping for produce I cannot find here (kale!), some different proteins and getting overwhelmed by the vastness of it all. So many variations of the same products - a whole aisle for paper goods or breakfast cereals - the mind boggles... Who knew you needed such a variety of bleach products?? Bleach is bleach, right? Apparently not LOL

The downside will be that our small hamlet is 40 miles from everywhere and it will take some serious planning to run chores. I refuse to call it a village with only a post office, gas station and of course a diner/bar. The state park is a mile down the road but with the lake being very low it will be quiet this summer. According to neighbours our lake view is now a mudflat view... and then there is the smoke from all the fires around the area, the West Fork fire near Wolf Creek being the closest.

First there is the matter of getting all the last minute things done, I still need to pack up my work station and make sure I bring all the files I need. Clothes and shoes are packed, only my travel bag to do. Last laundry is tomorrow and we're leaving on Sunday, spending the week in southern AZ in Tucson and then with friends for July 4th.

We should be in Colorado the next Sunday or Monday...

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MELTEAGUE 6/29/2013 9:28PM

    Safe Travels and I hope that it all goes well and that everything falls into place!

For the challenge should I say "from Tuscon" this time?

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MEXGAL1 6/29/2013 5:41PM

    It's so nice that you have things to look forward to at each place. So nice. Have a safe journey.

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IRP1114 6/29/2013 1:53PM

    emoticon How exiting! I bet it is nice to have a big change moving for the season. Enjoy getting ready for the trip! emoticon

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 6/29/2013 1:25AM

    Have a safe trip back here to Colorado. Yea, the fires are pretty bad right now. I can still smell them down here, not as much though.

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KATRINAKAT23 6/29/2013 12:14AM

  Have a safe trip!!

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LINDA! 6/28/2013 5:47PM

    I hope you have a safe journey. Enjoy your home in Colorado.

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DLDMIL 6/28/2013 5:29PM

    AH!!!!!!! the over abundance of American life. Bleach is Bleach, bu toilet paper is a different story emoticon

Have a wonderful and safe drive and a Very Happy 4th.

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WALLAHALLA 6/28/2013 2:00PM

    I hate moving, so ugh. Hope everything goes smoothly for you.

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NISSANGIRL 6/28/2013 1:04PM

    Have a wonderful time! we also go back and forth to two different homes so I know how u feel about the packing and not forgetting things!! we go to Potter County Pa and it's much cooler and tolerable there! Have a Great trip and post pics!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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RSHAID 6/28/2013 11:49AM

    Have fun! Colorado has a special place in my heart. I spend my childhood summers in Denver with my father's side of the family. My favorite places to visit were Glenwood Springs, where I always spent my birthdays, Garden of the Gods, and Mother Cabrini, to name a few.

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BEAUTIFUL_REINA 6/28/2013 11:27AM

    Ah so you are snow birds =)
I hope your move is easy and comfortable and hassle free!

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