If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you probably know that I travel with my family for about 4 weeks each summer, working remotely and taking some vacation time while keeping up with blog posts, questions, and comments. I’ve shared lots of door photos along the way – from Mexico, Morocco, Madrid, and beyond. Maybe you’ve even been wondering where I would travel this summer.
Well, a few weeks ago – we packed up the kids and the dog and moved to Mexico. Four weeks of traveling just wasn’t enough, so we moved south of the border to spend this school year in San Miguel de Allende. Why? For the experience, the beautiful weather, the Spanish immersion, the fresh and delicious food, the colorful colonial architecture, the amazing people…the whole package! We left our home, our friends, our cars, and the snowy winter in Massachusetts – along with the cat, who escaped the night before we left. He has since been captured, but I don’t think he will be joining us here.
San Miguel de Allende is a beautiful colonial city, and we live in el Centro (downtown) in a 3-bedroom house that we are renting. The kids will go to a small school nearby, and have already met friends and joined sports teams – they speak Spanish so that has been a big help. My husband has taken a leave of absence from his job as an electrical engineer and will be doing some volunteer work here. I’ve been working remotely for over 10 years, so it will be business as usual for me – you can still contact me any time and I’ll continue to post here each weekday. We are settling in well, and are adapting to walking everywhere or taking a bus or taxi for longer trips (we left our cars in the US and this is the first time in 32 years I’ve been without a car!). There is so much to do here – music and art everywhere, great restaurants, frequent parades and fiestas, locals and visitors to meet – we’re loving it.
And the DOORS!!! San Miguel is know for its beautiful doors, and I will definitely be sharing some of them here. Since I do need to continue to write about codes, hardware applications, and all the usual content, my plan is to add a thumbnail photo at the bottom of some of my regular posts, which you can click on if you wish to see a larger version of the photo or read a tidbit about what’s happening with us in our adopted hometown. Sound like fun? If you have any questions, I’ll be happy to answer them there!
Keep an eye out for those thumbnails! They’ll look like this: