Our First Year in Bacalar – 2014

21 Dec

I love getting Christmas cards. I decorate with them around doorways and across the mantle. As sending cards becomes old school, I have saved them for reuse. Several friends have asked for our mailing address. If you’d like to see how long it takes for a Christmas card to get to Bacalar Mexico, you can mail us at:

Alex Fisher
Apostado #16
Bacalar, Quitana Roo 77930

I will let you know when they arrive, probably by June.

It is hard to believe that this is our second Christmas in Mexico. The end of the year is always a time to look back and ahead. One way to measure the passing of time is with events. Here are some of the highlights of 2014 for Dos Tortas:

January - The birth of our granddaughter Sophia.

January was the birth of our granddaughter Sophia.

In April we closed on our property.

In April we closed on our property. Construction of our house will begin in the new year.

We got married in July in Petaluma CA.

We got married in July in Petaluma CA after twenty years in love.

We have also grown in relationships, not only our own but new friends in Bacalar. Yesterday we spent the day with Gabriel and Monica, seasonal visitors from Mexico City. Sitting on their dock, talking and being in awe of the beauty of the laguna was one of those capstone days to our year.






Our blessings have been too numerous to count. The new year brings the promise of our new house, visits from friends and family, and joy in the life we have created.


We are sending our love to all of you. Feel free to contact us. We love getting comments on the blog, calls and emails. Happy holidays and happy New Year.
Dos Tortas

12 Responses to “Our First Year in Bacalar – 2014”

  1. taichidorian December 21, 2014 at 9:18 am #

    Hola dos tortas! We ( nini and dorian) just planned our winter vacation to visit Bacalar in early February, and subsequently found your blog. Thanks for sharing your experiences. When we are there, we’d love to connect with you! We’ll bring greetings from cold Northampton, Massachusetts.


    • afish25 December 21, 2014 at 11:22 am #

      ¡Que bueno! We look forward to it. Have you been here before?


      • taichidorian December 28, 2014 at 2:47 pm #

        This will be our first visit to Bacalar. We are looking forward to it… Love your post about el parque.

        Liked by 1 person

      • afish25 December 28, 2014 at 3:58 pm #

        Stay in touch.


  2. Nancy Sclight December 21, 2014 at 11:23 am #

    I always love to read your post. May the new year bring you both continued joy.

    Liked by 1 person

    • afish25 December 21, 2014 at 11:25 am #

      Love you Nancy. The blog writes itself actually. I’m just the intermediary. 😉


  3. emilievardaman December 21, 2014 at 1:04 pm #

    Happy New Year. Can’t wait to see home construction photos (and I bet you can’t either). Such a beautiful place you live in.


    • afish25 December 21, 2014 at 2:10 pm #

      Thank you Em. You will have a front row seat.


  4. Karen December 21, 2014 at 3:21 pm #

    It is a time to build new holiday traditions, what wonderful opportunities! Last year I got a Christmas card, mailed in November and arrived in March. Postal staff in Tulum knew that a guy that works in our development outside Tulum worked here, so they used to deliver our mail there. He has since moved on, and I have not seen any mail since. Part of the adventure, right?


    • afish25 December 21, 2014 at 4:13 pm #

      I knew you would share your story Karen. My friend Pat who visited in November mailed me a package that has yet to arrive. Gotta love it.


  5. Nancy Taylor December 22, 2014 at 12:06 am #

    what a beautiful year…


    • afish25 December 22, 2014 at 1:07 pm #

      Hey Nancy, Always good to hear from you. I was wearing a pair of the crystal Christmas tree earrings that Bonita made me and thinking of all my friends. Hugs and love. A


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