As an Expat I still marvel at the beauty and pace of the people of Mexico. Living at Lakeside, just 45 minutes to Guadalajara – we enjoy the sound of birds twittering, church bells ringing, the clop of horses down our cobblestone streets, and such a vast variety of green and vivid bloom. We enjoy luxury bus trips to Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta, the Guadalajara zoo, or to see the Charro’s play ball. Mexican Baseball
A local plant shop “Vivero” next to the train station in Chapala Help in the Garden
Our golf club with a view of Lake Chapala, nice paths for dog walking, Spring 2018
The purple blossom tree Jacaranda Beautiful but it causes many to sneeze
Socially connected – a Tea Party at mi casa November 2017
Rags rescued us on October 31, 2017 – Lucky Dog finds a perfect mom and dad
Tlaquepaque town square – “El Patio” restaurant has female Mariachi’s.
“Tlatuhani” restaurant in Jocotopec. Opened in May 2017, great food, wonderful service with grand view of the lake and mountains. Mayan sculptures inserted in landscape.
Strolling musicians on the malecon and in restaurants.
San Nicolas de Ibarra on National Independence day 2017
It is a treat to walk the neighborhoods to view the blooms. Vivero Care in Mexico
The malecon – The board walk – The pier. Photo taken at 10:00 in the morning on a Wednesday. This same place is buzzing with family activity on the weekends.
The lot directly across from our casa
RAGS loves it when we BBQ
View of our neighborhood
A sleepy town where the kids still ride their horses to school. Traffic includes horses.
Beautiful sunsets shot from my roof. Lightning storms and happy people.
3.5 hour drive to the beach
Rent for $25 USD
The Barcelo Resort
A Suite for $100 includes all meals
Eat well at Pacifica
Local police patrol on bicycles, motor cycles, trucks and ATV’s.
6:30 AM best time to stroll the malecon. Local fishermen tossing out nets in Lake Chapala.
Christmas, Valentine’s, St Patrick’s day, Easter JOY in San Nicolas
The sign says “Where Love, Culture, Family, Tradition, Lake and Son are regarded.”
A Breakfast Club of Expats meets every Saturday morning at new Lakeside places.
Downtown Chapala October 2017
At the Chapala Yacht Club – annual Feria Art and Fashion Show each November.
Taking a fun ride in Mazamitla, a nearby wooded village on the lake
We enjoy lots of people from Ireland, Egypt, Australia, Germany, USA, China, Canada
Relax with time for fishing, boating, dawdling, blogging, helping the community
Golfing at the Country Club at Lakeside
Festivals, parades, and great people watching on the malecon – The Braniff House
Annual Balloon Festival May 27, 2017 – Chapala Malecon
Visit surrounding villages – New Years Day in Colima 2016