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Old July 8th, 2011, 12:29 PM
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Hi Guys nīGals!

I thouht it must be time to post an update. We had a great time on our first Trans-Atlantic cruise aboard the Celebrity Eclipse, having returned to Mexico from London in early May.

We have had two sets of visitors from Florida and Washington State for a couple of weeks in June and took the latter duo to Zihuatanejo for a couple of days after touring many of the highlights here in Colonial Mexico.
We had wonderful visits and the weather was largely quite good except for a couple of afternoon thunder showers, which are quite normal for this time of year. The "rainy season" has made it quite green, giving the valley an emerald hue much like Ireland.

Our housebuilding is coming along amazingly well and is right on schedule. Right now they are finishing up the terra cotta roof tiles and the inside plaster work. The bell has been installed in the opening on the mission style facade. The front of the house looks a bit like a quaint old mission basilica. I guess we will have to have tequila sunrise services or such! (Just Kidding of Course!)

Both David and I are getting tired of living in a rental house eventhough it is actually quite nice. Every day when we go to look at the new house we wish we could move in that day. But the good news is that we only have two or three more munths until that dream will come true and it is fun seeing the daily progress nonetheless.

I just noticed that one of my favorite folk singers, Iris Dement, will be appearing 7 nights on the Norwegian Pearl in early February. I cannot say that we love Norwegian cruise lines, but her appearing on the Pearl may make us reconsider our prejudices in this case. Hmmmmmmmmmm????? You may know of her if you saw the movie "The Songcatcher."

Anyway, Bye for now and I will check in here in a few days! Hasta Luego!
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Old July 8th, 2011, 12:40 PM
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How nice to hear from you...Hi David!

Glad to hear paradise is just what you thought it would be. We will need tons of pictures when the house gets done.

We need more info about the Eclipse and England..How did the "hat" work out?

See ya soon.
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Old July 8th, 2011, 07:22 PM
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Hi Chuck,
Its been ages since we heard from your or I may have issed it....So, when is the ETA on a finished house and moving date??? I bet you are getting ready to be there, hope it continues to be on schedule...

Any pics?
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Old July 8th, 2011, 08:54 PM
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Hi Chuck! It's great to hear from you ! Building a house (even in Mexico) must be a PITA. I hope you two will survive it!
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I admit, I am so very happy to hear that you two love where you live and that your house is close to completion. Please send pictures.

I admit, that I've been fearful for your safety with all that's going on down there and I have concluded that you must be in a large area where such violence has not visited. It sounds as if the Mexico of decades ago with wonderful people. Too often we only hear of the horrfic stories and not that there are still large sections of Mexico that have avoided those experiences. I'm so glad you found your "Place in the sun!"

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I am so glad to hear that things are going well for the two of you. I also had you in my prayers for your safety.

Sure would like to see some pictures of the house.
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Thanks for the kind words. The security issues in Mexico have been way overblown. We feel very safe here in Patzcuaro and driving to and from other parts of Mexico as well.

President Calderon has been doing a lot to keep things safe,,,and as he stated in a recent interview: "When I was at the coast over spring break, I saw lots of young people having a good time and the only shots I saw were shots of tequila."

This was a funny way of saying Mexico is quite safe. (except for the drivers lol)

I'll be posting some house pics when our casa is finished.
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