An escape from winter

San Felipe is a place where many people from Canada and the US come to escape from the cold. They spend months living here. Food and lodging is much cheaper in Mexico than it is in California, for certain. Our friends Stacy and Bob are here from Palisade Colorado. They will stay until April.

Staying a long time in one place is the best way to really get to know the area and its culture. San Felipe is not a resort town, it’s a small fishing village that boasts great fish tacos and shrimp ceviche. The margaritas are pretty good, too. But for me, I’m really enjoying the people. They are warm and welcoming, just like the morning sun.

There are lots of dogs roaming the streets. I like to think they are free to hang out with their friends.

And sometimes you see an alternative type of transportation.

I just couldn’t resist taking that photo!

Truth be told, I have conflicting feelings about life on the road. Yes, there are so many things I love about it. I have shared those things in previous blog posts. But sometimes I’m just plain confused. I think I’m supposed to feel all fabulous and motivated every day. I count my blessings and send my thanks out to the universe for leading me here. But sometimes I go to bed at night wishing I was done. That I was back in Colorado, working and doing my thing. So I’m hoping a little confession and straight up honesty will help me snap out of my funk.

Must be too much time on my hands. I’m going to follow my niece Melissa’s advice; live in the moment. Thanks for listening. Please feel free to respond; I can take it. 😉

7 thoughts on “An escape from winter”

  1. I know it’s hard for you to not have something to do…but soaking in your experience is monumental! Many walk thru life not being present. I think every day that I wish I had more time to sit and read, sit and meditate, get out and exercise…even clean my basement! Soon you will be tethered again to your beloved Colorado….& getting ready for a wedding! Have restful & peaceful days ahead….cuz it will get busy before you know it!


  2. Wow, you have the best friends. They are wise and I love how they have responded. I love that you are honest with yourself (and us)! You have a career that you are good at and love. You find it rewarding, these are good things and as your friend MKAV ^ said, soon you’ll be back to then grind. I was thinking of you two the other night and wondering where you’ll go next and how much fun it would be to meet you somewhere. I don’t know if it’s possible but I fell asleep 💤 thinking of you both with a smile 😊 on my face! Keep writing Annette!


      1. Hi Lydia. There should be an opportunity for you guys to join us for awhile after MKAV’s (Maryl Gordon Kavanaugh, an SMM girl) daughter’s wedding in San Diego. We want to go to the Grand Canyon and then through Utah on the way back to Colorado in April.
        Before that, we go to Florida to visit friends in 4 different locales, a couple of whom you may remember. There’s Mark Ford (Orlando), my SIU roommate and who was with Char for a while and Jack Birren (Jupiter), another SMM friend. I look forward to seeing you on the road or back in Boulder.


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