A few quick facts about Lake Superior: (Source: http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/superior/superiorfacts.html) Lake Superior is, by surface area, the world’s largest freshwater lake. The surface area is 31,700 square miles or 82,170 square kilometers Lake Superior contains 10% of all the earth’s fresh surface water. There is enough water in Lake Superior (3,000,000,000,000,000–or 3 quadrillion– gallons) to flood… Read More Circle Lake Superior
Everyone needs an ice cream break.
Carrie is responsible for most cool things we do. I’d be fine hanging around the area where we’re staying. It never fails that I’m glad we go with her ideas instead. This time it was Mazamitla, “The Mexican Alps”. It was to be a two hour drive, construction turned it into almost three. This picture… Read More Head for the Hills
Chapala had its Revolution Day parade today. It was LONG. And fun. Somehow iola stayed in there for the whole thing, which took over two hours. She’d normally be throwing in the towel long before that, so she must have been entertained. The main theme of the parade is dressing up, mostly kids, in period-appropriate… Read More Watch a Parade
We enjoyed a meandering, lakeside Sunday in Chapala today. Everyone we’ve met since crossing the border has been really, really nice. If I ask about various menu items at a restaurant, servers will often get the food and show me the difference versus just explaining it. When we’ve needed help finding something, people are more than… Read More Appreciate People
We’re settled in and relaxed at our temporary home. It was a very productive first week here. I even caught wind of a local restaurant that delivers food to our area on Thursdays. For those of you from the US, it’s like fresher, delicious-er, much cheaper, Schwan’s delivery. Fruit empanadas, so good they were partially… Read More Visit Poncitlán
We love Mexican road signs, even if not many of the messages are heeded. Here’s a collection of road signs with my very, very official translations. DON’T DRIVE TIRED, YOUR FAMILY IS COUNTING ON IT Note: many, if not most, signs are bent on the end. It’s common for driver’s to drive on the shoulder… Read More Smile at Mexican Road Signs