May 2012

Post image for Milenio Tres – View Near My Home in the Hills of Santiago de Querétaro

This valley is particularly interesting – a major rail line runs through it and I have no idea how to get there! I survived my first week somewhat in tact, but suffered a moderate case of the “runs” and an infected tooth (I’m guessing all from the same bacteria). I suspect some great tamales that we […]


Mi Casa

by carbonboy on May 17, 2012

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I must say that I am very comfortable with my choice of homes for the year here in Querétaro. It’s a three bedroom, two bath house gated with two other homes (real neighbors). It even has an electric fence around the walled-perimeter (that may be over-kill as this is a very upscale hood). No, I do […]


Post image for My First Mexican Political Rally – I’m Voting for Isabel Aguilar!

 A block away from the DoubleTree Hotel I witnessed Mexican Democracy in Action We opted for Italian tonight and perhaps should have ordered the pizza. The Risotto Frutti di Mare was certainly tasty and filling, but it is unwise to have high expectations for Italian Cuisine in Mexico. Yet our gut feel is that the […]


Home Hunting in Mexico

by carbonboy on May 13, 2012

My fellow new arrival and I viewed five apartments today thanks to a very helpful young host that works for the agency that I now work for. One was the equivalent of a penthouse suite and I would have snapped it up except for a rather long commute. There was also a charming apartment in […]


Made To My New Home – Just Barely

by carbonboy on May 12, 2012

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On the final approach to Santiago de Querétaro I never learn – I got lazy with my time off and let too much to do the day before my departure. It took a 5:00 a.m. wake-up to get to a 12 noon flight. But I did manage to get the essentials complete. The first leg of […]


Post image for Naked Watching Clouds (in the privacy of my backyard of course)

Summer arrived in Sacramento in Spring – view looking  from my west deck in the heat! Don’t you love it when you leave a job or assignment full well intending to work your butt off until the last day, and then a paranoid management let’s you go early because they think that you are just going […]


Super Moon – May 5, 2012

by carbonboy on May 5, 2012

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How many of you took the time to see the supermoon rise tonight? Shame on you! My day started at 7:00 a.m. with a 33 mile ride with my buddy on the American River Trail. It nearly killed me! But a good Mexican lunch after the ride aided in my recovery. I am one week […]