Archive for August, 2005


Wednesday, August 31st, 2005

Hard work has it’s rewards! I love this month stats on A big thanks to David of for all his support and extra exposure. It makes me smile to think that over 8000 individual people checked out my site, this month! I am working daily on the site and should be finished with […]

how to fold a shirt

Wednesday, August 31st, 2005

Almost five years ago I gave up on me having style, in regards to clothes. Since I spent more than half of the year here in Yelapa, I bought a dozen pairs of shorts and a few dozen white tee-shirts. Ok I have a few more varieties but day to day selection is taken care […]

tech and the tropics

Wednesday, August 31st, 2005

While I am the first to admit to loving having my tech lifestyle here in Yelapa, I’m not sure they mix! This past few weeks, my wireless basestation, my computer speakers, and my new digital recorder for making remote podcasts, all died suddenly. Another webmaster’s computer died and a local network specialist’s computer decided to […]

casa iguana reunion

Tuesday, August 30th, 2005

How cool is this? This past week in Tok, Alaska, two families who had both stayed the same weeks, here with us at Casa Iguana, got together. Point proven… Casa Iguana has more than the average to offer… add on the list… build lifetime friendships! On another positive note, both families are returning to Yelapa […]


Thursday, August 25th, 2005

We are so lucky! Another dog came into our life and she is so smart and kind. Paloma is quickly becoming a huge part of our family. Paloma originally lived at the bottom of the hill as you are coming into town towards Hortentia’s store. Many a visitor stopped and visited with her. Then she […]

Emanuela y Christelle

Thursday, August 25th, 2005

Of the latest group of Volunteers in Yelapa are these sweet women. Emanuela from Italy and Christelle from France. They were a joy to have around and were a strong positive force of the group and the kids.

nueva cascada

Thursday, August 25th, 2005

Todays rain was the strongest this summer. I sat with my Father in law, Marcos at Chico’s waiting for it to stop. An hour plus later, we made our trek to higher ground. Luckily, I had a plastic garbage bag in my backpack to help, a little bit. We rushed to cross the river as […]

iysela and josie

Friday, August 19th, 2005

The importance of Art is oh so clear here in Yelapa. Every day these two sweeties are on the steps waiting for our Casa de la Imaginacíon to open. Drawing, Painting, Paper Mache and most of all mentor / docents / volunteers to be with. I urge anyone that is planning a visit to Yelapa […]


Thursday, August 18th, 2005

This week two different Gringas, one who has lived here for many years and one that visited here for many years, both gave me a ration of shit. They both are mad that I have polished my rental business. I’m sure there will be many more with the same response, as this season my new […]


Thursday, August 18th, 2005

When I made my banner for this Website, I looked for a photo of me that I felt good about. I had many, all of me smiling. The photo used on the top of my site was a self portrait taken while on a ponga. I know that I’m serious in the photo and for […]


Monday, August 15th, 2005

Our youngest Yael, pint sized, a year ago.


Saturday, August 13th, 2005

I’m on the road to recovery with my back and have caught up on my email too! On to finishing the site this next week. Stay Tuned!

back pain

Tuesday, August 9th, 2005

This entry ties into my last one also… sometimes when you need to slow down and don’t.. you get slowed down by a bigger force. I managed to carry the massive new 100 lb.tarp from Vallarta and up our hill to the casa, but have been in pain since. I have never experienced this much […]

email overload

Thursday, August 4th, 2005

Sometimes we receive more email than we can respond to in a day and try our best to respond as fast as possible. It’s a good problem to have and we are very happy to have the opportunity to help so many people with their visit’s to Yelapa. Please be patient, if possible.. If not, […]

the bridge over the rio tuito

Thursday, August 4th, 2005

It’s just a bridge but it really is a miracle! After fifteen years of talk and lots of discussion, we finally have a bridge over the crucial stretch of the river, where the kids cross to the primary school. You have to understand that the Rio Tuito can get to be chest level for a […]