What You Won’t Find In Bacalar

5 Aug

I have spent over five years describing retirement life in the far reaches of the Mexican jungle. There are blog posts on murals, mercado’s, pyramids, dogs and small town living. For the next few months we are in Northern California, USA taking care of our daughter’s family as they integrate two new members. 


Our granddaughters born July 11, Sara and Analise

Some things I’ve noticed that we DON’T have in Bacalar:
Hot Air Balloons

There is a local festival here every June so it’s no surprise that we’ve seen balloons overhead the last few mornings. What better way to see the wine country? Unfortunately the sky has been hazy due to the fires burning north of here. Maybe we could get some balloons over Laguna Bacalar. I’d be up for a ride. How about you? https://youtu.be/C6-mO46u9hc

Wild Geese

I’ve been seeing geese overhead and grazing on the lawns of the high school when out for an early walk. They’re so majestic and noisy.



We might occasionally get cherries at the grocery store in Chetumal, but not like those that are available in Northern California. We’re going to the farmer’s market later today. Cherries are number one on my shopping list.

Our Kids

It’s wonderful to be retired and able to help our daughter and her family. It really does take a village.



Enjoy your life today. It’s the only day you get.

8 Responses to “What You Won’t Find In Bacalar”

  1. Karen August 5, 2018 at 12:26 pm #

    Are the babies in the NIC Unit?

    Liked by 1 person

    • afish25 August 5, 2018 at 2:21 pm #

      Yes. Very weak suck response. Growing quickly. Hope to have them home soon.


  2. Karen August 5, 2018 at 12:28 pm #

    Are they fraternal twins? Just looked at the different hair color in the picture.


    • afish25 August 5, 2018 at 2:22 pm #

      Yes. Sara’s hair is reddish like Max’s was.


  3. Pam Kane August 5, 2018 at 1:09 pm #

    Congrats on your beautiful new grand daughters! I’m looking forward to more pics and details of experiences with twins. Felice is so very lucky to have both of you for such an extended stay. Much love~


    • afish25 August 5, 2018 at 2:26 pm #

      Lots of back and forth to the hospital and pumping. My daughter is a champ.


  4. emilievardaman August 5, 2018 at 9:55 pm #

    Beautiful babies! I just love that photo. Enjoy.

    Liked by 1 person

    • afish25 August 5, 2018 at 10:23 pm #

      Thank you Emilie. We can’t wait for them to be home.


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