It has been a whirlwind past couple of months for us—wrapping up our twins’ 6th grade school year in San Miguel de Allende, packing up a house for our move back to the coast, a five-day trip to the States for my father’s celebration of life, and then back home to Mexico for an 11-hour car ride from Central to Coastal Mexico with three kids, two dogs, two tired parents and a boat full of our stuff hooked to the trailer behind our car.
We arrived to our little slice of paradise north of Puerto Vallarta, exhausted but so happy to be back at the beach. We wasted no time getting our suits on and into the water right down in front of our new home. Standing on our beach in the state of Nayarit, we can look across the bay to Puerto Vallarta in the state of Jalisco! Talk about a view!
We were fortunate to have one of our daughter’s dear friends from San Miguel de Allende travel with us and we girls took full advantage of a day of fun in the city, getting their hair done and dining out at an amazing seafood restaurant with this view!
In the few weeks that we have been back to the coast, we have been spending our days unpacking all of the many bags, boxes and suitcases, taking care of dental/medical appointments and leaving time and space to just chill and take in this amazing beauty all around us.
My recovery from spinal surgery continues to go incredibly well….how could it not with this as my private little physical therapy playground?
Many of our Los O’Gradys in Mexico followers have asked which we prefer—Central Mexico or Coastal Mexico. Honestly, we love them both! They each have their own special attributes, their beauty and characteristics unique to themselves. We are ocean people true and true and for as much as we love magical San Miguel de Allende and other parts of Central Mexico that we had the fortune of exploring (and plan to return to!), living and being based coastal is a decision we are happy about. Mexico, in all of her varied and dynamic beauty, is home to us.
We began this grand Mexico adventure back in 2012 along this same coastline…coming back now in 2016 feels like reuniting with a long-lost dear friend. We will settle in and stay in this area—Frank with his solar expeditions, our children with their paths, and me with my writing.
From retired firefighter and teacher to photovoltaic designer and writer and now 12-year-old twins, we continue to embrace our re-invented, re-inspired lives in Mexico—grateful for this Mexican-American Dream that we are fortunate enough and brave enough to create for our family.
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