Florida to Nicaragua Road Trip #4: Visiting Friends in Ajijic, Mexico

Dear Reader,

It turns out that some very dear friends of ours from Seattle are staying in Ajijic for a month or so. Glen, in fact, introduced John and I thirty five some years ago via a sea kayaking trip he’d put together for friends in Barkley Sound, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

Although we live far apart, we’ve had a history over the past four years of being near enough to each other during travels to enable our get togethers: twice they visited us in Loreto, Baja California Sur, Mexico, where John and I were working and Glen and Carol were traveling throughout Baja in their Airstream; once we rendezvoused in our beloved Dinosaur National Monument, Utah where we showed them petroglyphs and pictographs and hiked them down to Jones Hole; once we visited them at their home in Seattle and now we were visiting them in Ajijic in a lovely home they were renting overlooking Lake Chapala.

They even arranged for us to park our truck and kayaks in a neighbor’s garage in exchange for our driving said vehicle-less neighbors to the local WalMart for their provisions.

The temperatures were in the 60’s and this Nicaraguan butterfly was chilled. We turned on the fireplace and ate and chatted and did laundry and browsed the internet and ate and drank margaritas and chatted some more. I spent 6 hours one evening working some kinks out of this website so that I could resume blogging again and Voila it worked. Yes, you have my time in Ajijic to thank for this.

New Year’s Eve Day we spent the whole day walking around the town. I am going to let the photos speak for themselves. Except I do want to say this: the streets are cobbled together with volcanic rock which is super hard to walk on and not bicycle or stroller friendly at all. The sidewalks were greatly appreciated. Just sayin. Oh, and also: Carol took the horse photo. Hers turned out much better than mine. She also took the photo of me. Thanks Carol.

We are alive..

We are healthy.

We are adventurers.




  1. Sara Torruella says:

    How wonderful that circumstances made this time wirh your friends possible. Great way to end 2018 and unsher in 2019. Love the pics of the town. <3

  2. Andy Poirot says:

    Looks like a beautiful lake. Did you get you kayaks wet?

    1. susanafield says:

      Hi Andy! No, we didn’t. The lake wasn’t as inviting as I initially hoped it might be. But the weather was also cold and rainy.

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