Out And About

2 Apr

The Tortas are on vacation, I know, maybe it’s better to say, the Tortas are NOT in Bacalar for the month of April. We are visiting family and friends in Austin, Texas. As a result, there will be an nominal effort at keeping up the blog. 

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Grabbing a selfie with our good friend Roberta at our favorite breakfast spot, Kirby Lane.

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A respite to contemplate and relax.

Since arriving, I have been in a state of anxiety at landing in a big city and driving around at a gazillion miles an hour. People don’t make eye contact and are focused on their devices or wherever they are headed. Having lived here forty years, everything feels familiar but foreign at the same time.

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Texas Bluebonnets

Today I went for a walk on one of Austin’s many lovely green belts. It was just what I needed! There was cool air, fresh fragrances and lots of friendly dogs and their walkers to greet. In Bacalar, we live outdoors so much, that we feel claustrophobic in the US. Note to self, get outside and connect with nature IMMEDIATELY upon arrival NOTB (north of the border).

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Prickly pear cactus blooming.

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A trail to explore. 

We’re off on an electronics-free weekend camping trip with kids and grands to the Texas Coast. Hopefully I will have some pictures for next week. Until then, if you want to reach us, please use email or FB Messenger and do get out for a walk, wherever you live.

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4 Responses to “Out And About”

  1. emilievardaman April 5, 2017 at 6:39 am #

    People have asked if I have culture shock when I go south on an extended stay. Nope. It always happens when I come back north!

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    • afish25 April 5, 2017 at 8:10 am #

      So true Emilie. I am grateful that I get to experience another way of life.

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  2. Cathie April 12, 2017 at 12:39 pm #

    Hi – I just found your blog through a link you posted on Set Free in Mexico. I have really enjoyed reading through your blog posts. It is so much fun to find another retire in Mexico blog.
    Cathie

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    • afish25 April 12, 2017 at 1:39 pm #

      Welcome. There are many blogs of all stripes. I appreciate your comments and hope you’ll sign up to receive weekly updates.

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