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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...
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