November 17's post, you may remember I shared photos of the botanical gardens of Los Arroyos Verdes where we've rented a casa for the winter. I mentioned I was putting myself on a
Recently someone asked, "Do you write more from May to October in Canada or from November to April in Mexico?"
We had a heatwave in central British Columbia last summer (averaged 37C/98F) and I still produced more words during the hottest week than I have in almost 3 months here in Bucerias.
Next to the Santander Banco on Boulevard Riviera Nayarit is a small restaurant that makes the best fajitas ever. Down the road on Las Palmas, delicious gluten-free pizza at La Quinto di Francesco's on Las Palmas is best served up with a bottle of my favourite cabernet Monte Vino.
Every writer knows how lonely writing can be. Life on a quiet lake is the perfect backdrop for creating memorable characters. True. Yet, after 30 years of wanting nothing more than to write, suddenly I find myself needing the companionship of living--breathing human beings. I need good conversation. Laughter and great food. I want to hear their story and witness life through their memories.
In the next few months, I'd like to share more of life here in Bucerias. If you've visited Mexico enough, you know they are a loving, gracious people who feel the music deep in their souls. They love good food, good friends, and absolutely nothing is more important than family. What's so incredibly wonderful is how quickly they make you feel a part of theirs.
Some of the reasons why I'm so captivated by this place: