Friday, April 13, 2012

Final Post...New Beginning





Well, here we are, back in Maine.  After five years in Mexico, we have returned to Maine to live for most of the year.  But we plan to return to Mexico every winter.  We are staying in Waldoboro, about an hour and a half north of Portland, in my late dad's and step-mom's house.  We will be here for a couple of months until my step-mom, Joy, arrives and gets settled in.  Then we plan to move to an apartment in Portland where we will find a new UU congregation and make our life. We are missing all our friends in Mexico and look forward to returning for three months after Christmas!  


In the meantime, we are living in a nice home in Waldoboro.  here is a photo of the house...


 Here is a view from the house of the Medomak River...
And when we walk down to the tidal river, here's what we see...
So we will be happily living here for a couple of months.  Chuy is happy to be out of the car, and we are enjoying just living and cooking our own meals.  


Before we left Philadelphia, we had a wonderful family gathering on Easter.  Here are some photos:


My brother Fred and me...

 Our niece, Alissa and Chuy...



Our brother-in-law Brian and Chuy...
 Brian and my step-sister, Beth...

 My step-mom, Joy and my brother, Fred...
 Our niece, Nora...

 And, finally, our nephew, Eric, brother Fred, nephew Mark, and niece Alissa...

So this brings us to the end of Maine to Mexico.  I have enjoyed documenting our expatriate life in Mexico and our regular return trips to Maine and Indiana.  But now that we are located in Maine for nine months a year, the purpose for this blog has ended, so, indeed has this blog.  


I have started a new blog, Mainely Common Sense which is a spin-off from my monthly column in the Mexican magazine, El Ojo del Lago (the Eye of the Lake).  In this new blog I will take my blogging in a different direction and, from time to time also comment on our life in Maine and Mexico.  I invite you to join me in this new venture at http://mainelycommonsense.blogspot.com (see link in left-hand column at top of page).


And, I would like to thank all of my loyal readers over the last five years.  Maine to Mexico will stay online as long as Google permits it.  

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