Archive for October, 2005

water taxi

Sunday, October 30th, 2005

As of November 1st…There are a few changes to the water taxis to Yelapa. The price is now 110 pesos for one way and 200 roundtrip ( thats roughly 11 dollars and twenty dollars) If you live or stay in Yelapa more than one month of the season, then you have the opportunity to purchase […]

occidental sunrise

Sunday, October 30th, 2005

I had never used an autoresponder before and learned an inportant lesson. It worked well to let you all know I was away but somehow it did not leave me your original email to me. Therefore, please write me again… I apologize for the hassle.

guadalupe guides me

Tuesday, October 25th, 2005

I’m home! The adventure went well with no mechanical problems. I made it in record time, most of the time thinking about my family and all the work that I need to accomplish. I’ll do my best to write a trip report as soon as possible. If you sent me an email and are waiting […]

no email for a week..

Wednesday, October 19th, 2005

Im off… driving our new toyota 4 runner from California to Yelapa direct! It’s a 3000 mile, 40 hour adventure mixed in with some visits with family and friends. If all goes as planned, which is rare… I’ll be back to assist you the 26th of October. The road to Yelapa is not drivable this […]

Live from Occidental, Ca.

Monday, October 17th, 2005

I’m writing from Northern California, home of my past life. I’ve been here for a few days and am here to drive our Toyota Forerunner back to Yelapa. Driving solo can be a feat of endurance but I’m confident I can handle it, again. Getting packed is another story. I don’t have the patience to […]

Mexican Transnational Community

Saturday, October 8th, 2005

I want to share a wonderful thesis written by Mia Alluvia Keenan-Garcia. It’s packed with great information about our community.. I learned alot from this thesis and so will you. Here it is.

Original Pie Lady of Yelapa

Thursday, October 6th, 2005

More promotion of the family! My friend Reah, who works with bayvallarta.com recently contacted me in regards to Vero’s Aunt, Juana, the original pie lady of Yelapa. Reah put together a story and you can read it here. Additional note: The Sister In Law who gave Juana, the idea to sell pie is Antonia of […]

luna yelapa

Wednesday, October 5th, 2005

I ran into, damn close to famous artist, Martita walking down the path in Yelapa a few days ago. She reports shes been drawing six hours per day and swimming everyday. This lady has a massive passion for swimming. The social misfits begin to arrive, one by one.

cocadas by Beatriz

Saturday, October 1st, 2005

Found at Anna’s store across from Mimi’s, in a jar on the counter are these delightful coconut based treats. Cocada’s are made with fresh coconut and my guess is that they contain evaporated milk and sugar. The actual ingredients are kept secret. Beatriz, wife of Julian makes these treats weekly. Some like them on the […]

spider eating grasshopper

Saturday, October 1st, 2005

The other night we watched this spider attack and eat a grasshopper. These spiders are very common here in Yelapa. they are very large and flat and also fast. Anyone know what type of spider they are?

eagle, dope, water taxi

Saturday, October 1st, 2005

Over a few days I heard a couple different stories about a Hawk that was interacting with humans at the Gay Retreat, Paco Paco. I came across this story in a blog that confirmed it and also had a unique tale of a visit to Yelapa. Day’s later, I ran into one of the Paco […]