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 y
Rags rescued us on October 31, 2017 – Lucky Dog finds a perfect mom and dad
Government website to apply for drivers license. Guadalajara or Ocotlan is listed. Scroll down the map. Along with phone number, address and hours of operation.http://tramites.jalisco.gob.mx/tramite/8358#ubicacion_31895 Here you can get a license it’s only $558 pesos 🤣! – with an EASY driving test.
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.
Fishing boats are out. A cloud cover picture perfect day.
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.
Local police patrol on bicycles, motor cycles, trucks and ATV’s.
Gustovo and his son worked 4 hours in our garden on May Day 2017.
6:30 AM best time to stroll the malecon. Local fishermen tossing out nets in Lake Chapala.
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.
We love our church in Riberas
We support two different orphanages ‘Love in Action’ and ‘Hope House’ for boys
We drive 2.5 hours to the beach in Manzanillo
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
Best time to visit is Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb – Barb visited Jan 2017
Shop along the malecon in Chapala – Jan visited June 2017 – a bit warm
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