All of a sudden the pace of life in San Miguel is picking back up. For the next three weeks, the
calendar is full of all kinds of interesting and fun things that I will be doing.
Friends are in town who I have not seen in quite a while along with new friends, who are blog
readers and are visiting SMA who I look forward to meeting.
A few weeks ago, at lunch on a Friday, it was with three people who are blog readers. Two have
been reading it since I started in 2006! It is a surreal feeling to be with people who know way more
about me then I know about them. But, it is such great fun to meet and get to know them. The couple who have been reading the blog since 2006 have moved to SMA with ONE suitcase and are
planning on being here permanently. Right now they are looking for a house. A delightful couple! The third person has been a friend here in SMA for many years but she had initially been a blog reader too. As a part time resident, she spends time here and in Austin.
I tried last weekend to watch the Oscar nominated movies. My "once a year" time to watch movies that I have gotten from Juan's. Left to watch are Favorites and At Eternity's Gate with William Defoe.
Of the movies I have watched and there were a few I chose not to watch - BlackKKlansman, Vice or Black Panther, I have to say I enjoyed The Green Book the most. I even watched a movie that was not nominated but which I thought I wanted to see with Robert Redford. A true story of a bank robber. Sissy Spacek was in the movie as well. It was okay but sure glad I did not pay a lot to see it at the movies.
Then a trip to Comonfort, a town about 20 miles from here and then on to Escobedo, a village where the French cashmere factory is located was on the agenda. There is a great restaurant on a hillside with a cantera shop next to it. I had not been there in at least fifteen or sixteen years, but the food and the views are still lovely. Here's a couple of photos while sitting on the terrace for lunch.
Then at the beginning of this week, a friend who I met through blogging, brought forty people from Merida to San Miguel on a tour. My friend and her husband own a tourism school in Merida. Very interesting people. Her idea to have a "cultural" exchange was fun. It was set up to have a couple of speakers, with my son included to discuss real estate, and a couple of speakers from Merida. Casual and interesting. Joanna had refreshments set up for everyone at the Aldea Hotel and the room was full.
Two people who read the blog came up to introduced themselves to me. One had even tried in the past to rent the guest house, but, at the time it was occupied. It was fun to meet all the people and to have some very interesting conversations.
Maia Williams, from SMA and very involved in the Literary Conference and the group in San Miguel who is involved in writing and poetry spoke. John spoke and the two people from the Merida area.
I LOVE living in Mexico! You just never know what kind of sights or adventures are going to happen............
Another trip out of town is planned for tomorrow. Woohoo, life is ALWAYS an adventure!