Home Sweet Bacalar

23 Oct

Returning to Bacalar, the Laguna of Seven Colors, along the Costa Maya of southern Mexico after two and a half weeks in Northern California has been bittersweet. I loved seeing our grandson daily. His eyes lighting up when he saw me was wonderful beyond words. We read books, went for walks and ate Nana-made concoctions for lunch. It is a grandparents’ lament whether you live in the States, Mexico or anywhere the young ones are not.


Blueberry smoothie for breakfast, yum. Even this picky eater couldn’t resist. Score one for Nana.

Returning to Bacalar has been noticeably quieter than a home with an eleven month old. Residents have a reprieve before high season brings tourists and snow birds. There is less income for locals, restaurants and hotels, but more peace.


Favorite restaurant El Manatí got a facelift while I was gone.

Weather is divine, upper 60’s (20C) at night and 80’s (31C) during the day with an afternoon shower to keep the garden green with splashes of color.


Blooms start out white and actually turn pink! Amazing.

Cutting from a cactus that will get very tall.


Bird of paradise in bloom.

September completed our first year living in our lovely home. We are enjoying the tranquility and continue to marvel at the life we have created. What is in our crystal ball? A family reunion in November and trip to Texas in the spring. For now we are loving everyday from striking sunrise to breathtaking sunset.



10 Responses to “Home Sweet Bacalar”

  1. Karen Hodgens October 23, 2016 at 12:10 pm #

    Nice reminder for me that choices have consequences. I look at the life you and Lisa have created in Bacalar and I’m envious. And it comes at he price of you being farther away from your grandchild than you like. My choice was the opposite–to stay close to the grandchildren and in some ways stifle any urges to move somewhere else and try something different. There can always be a thousand logical reasons to talk oneself out of an adventure. 😦


    • emilys72016 October 23, 2016 at 3:41 pm #

      What a beautiful life you two have created! I am envious. Maybe someday. We love Mexico and after living there for a year, hope to return again one day, when circumstances are a bit different. Reading blogs like yours is inspirational to me and keeps my dream alive!


      • afish25 October 24, 2016 at 2:06 am #

        Welcome Emily. Life continues to unfold here in our peaceful little corner. It took many years and many small decisions to put us in a position to achieve what we did. Coworkers made fun of me for bringing my lunch to work every day. I used public transportation to allow us to be a one car family. Maybe I’ll write a blog on what we did. Thanks for your feedback.


    • afish25 October 24, 2016 at 2:09 am #

      We are learning a lot about the choices we’ve made. In the future I will spend more money on transportation, more frequent shorter trips. We do not regret our decisions.


  2. emilievardaman October 23, 2016 at 3:39 pm #

    Enjoy the peacefulness of Bacalar while it’s there!


  3. LJones October 24, 2016 at 10:35 am #

    Such a sweet post – I can certainly relate! AND: I leave tomorrow for Cancun! Steve, Lise and I will drive to Bacalar on the 27th. See you soon!!

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  4. Garth Hammond October 24, 2016 at 1:03 pm #


    On Sun, Oct 23, 2016 at 7:49 AM, the adventures of dos tortas wrote:

    > afish25 posted: “Returning to Bacalar, the Laguna of Seven Colors, along > the Costa Maya of southern Mexico after two and a half weeks in Northern > California has been bittersweet. I loved seeing our grandson daily. His > eyes lighting up when he saw me was wonderful beyond w” >

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