Posts Tagged“Patzcuaro”

Santa Clara de Cobre

Patzcuaro is cool and all, but I have become terribly fascinated with the small towns that surround the area. Many of these towns specialize in a particular craft or skill that has been passed down through multiple generations. I’m talking skills that date all the way back to the pre-Hispanic time frame. Some of the towns are famous for their textile work, others for their basket weaving, but my favorite by far is Santa Clara de Cobre which is famous for their work with copper.     For you passionate copper lovers (there’s got to be a couple people out there that fit…

Monarch butterfly in migration

Let me start off with a confession – I don’t really like butterflies. I mean, they’re pretty and all, but they’re still just flying bugs right? I’ve lived in the jungle, I’m not the kind of guy that screeches and leaps onto a chair at the first site of a spider (anymore) and I’ve dealt with my fair share of scorpions and other creepy crawlers (well, Deidre has). That said, the idea of driving a couple of hours to see a bunch of moths that fly around in the daytime isn’t one that particularly appeals to me. So, when Deidre…

Patzcuaro Vendors

Landing in a new location every few weeks or months can be a bit disorienting. It’s not just trying to remember where the bathroom is in the middle of the night or the trick to getting the key to work in the front door. It’s also trying to figure out where the grocery store is, where to find staples such as wine and coffee, and where the hospital is because, as my history has proven, there’s a good chance it will be needed. We’ve found that the best way to orient ourselves in a new house sit and start to feel…

El Estribo

I think I’m turning into a cheater. What started out as a harmless flirtation is really turning into a full-blown love affair. Previously an occasional ski trip to Colorado and some time spent in the Ozarks (although those were more hills than mountains) were the extent of my trips to elevation and for a while I’ve been okay with that. I think I’ve shared with you before that I’m a beach baby. I declared my undying love to the sand, sun and sea eons ago. And yet…and yet while here in Patzcuaro I keep finding myself constantly sneaking admiring looks to…

House sitting

Lately there’s been one question I keep getting asked that I really, really hate, primarily because I have absolutely no idea how to answer it – “what’s your address?” Because as full-time house sitters, a permanent address just isn’t a thing. That’s right, we don’t have an address. If I try to tell the person asking that I don’t have an address the looks I get back are incredulous. I believe they think I’m lying or homeless or just trying to avoid getting junk mail. I noticed I got asked this question a lot when we were back in the…

Boats in Lake Patzcuaro

So we’ve been in Patzcuaro for a couple of weeks now and, wow oh wow, is this place cool. It’s a mountain town colonized by the Spanish in the 1500’s with its indigenous roots going all the way back to the 1300’s. It’s your quintessential colonial town complete with winding cobblestone streets, high walled houses with hidden courtyards, bustling mercados (markets), beautiful tree-lined plazas and ancient churches. Cool huh? But one of the best parts? It’s located on a giant lake named (conveniently enough) Lake Patzauro. Deidre and I are both water lovers so the lake definitely figured into our…

Regardless of the title of this blog we certainly didn’t intend to go AWOL from here for so long. After a long – oh so very long – road trip through a good portion of Mexico and up into the United States we crashed and landed. And then spent a whirlwind few weeks catching up with friends and family while celebrating the holidays. And those friends and family? Well they cooked for us. A lot. And after our limited food options in Xcalak? Well we ate. A lot. And it was all oh so good. So I partially blame them and…

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