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May 2020

Locked Down in La Paz


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LIVING A SIMPLE, LEISURELY LIFE IN LA PAZ

Along with most of you these days, we are living, or maybe existing is a better word, waiting to see what the new normal will be. La Paz has been on lock down since mid-March and the days, while beautiful, are blurring together. We look forward to the re-opening, hopefully scheduled for this week, so that we can go out with more than one person in a car and visit some of our favorite secluded spots.

We have been keeping busy and trying to maintain some routines and it helps the days pass. I bought some plants for our back garden and some beautiful Mexican pots for them.
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Clearly hadn't swept up yet in this picture. Sweeping the leaves and Bougainvillea blossoms that drop is a daily task! Each morning after coffee I sweep up, water, and generally get the house in order while Scott reads the news.
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We live much of our life in this space although we have a nice living room that stays very cool so we do spend some afternoons inside reading, watching Netflix, doing puzzles, or playing games.
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The weather here has been beautiful. Cool in the evenings and mornings with a nice breeze and then hot and sunny every day. We haven't had to use A/C yet and we really enjoy living with the house open.

I spend a fair amount of time cooking, so it's nice to have a great kitchen and fresh Basil!
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Fostering Chive has also brightened our lives.
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Chive is a calm, sweet, intelligent dog who is eager to please and he’s learning more doggie etiquette everyday. Scott says I'm running "Marcy's Doggie Finishing School" Ha! He loves attention - when he isn’t sleeping the day away. He is so well behaved, so full of love, and truly enriches our lives. Getting out every morning and evening for walks is nice but my favorite walk of the day is the afternoon beach walk. It is awesome to have this beach just steps from the front of the house.
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Chive sniffs out beach critters and I collect shells and other treasures for my growing collections out front.
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Other than that, we have the occasional happy hour with our neighbors across the street, the occasional visit from our friend James, trips to the store, yoga, and laundry to break up the monotony. I actually love doing the laundry and hanging it to dry. I can wash and dry three loads in a day the air is so dry and the sun so hot.
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And of course amazing sunsets from our top balcony or from the beach.
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And while there is a beer shortage, we've made it through with our stock piles we acquired earlier and the tequila is plentiful. Watermelon or grapefruit margarita anyone?!

WHAT'S NEXT?
Like everyone else in our situation, we are watching and waiting. We have five more months on our lease here and then...who knows. Scott has started tracking some countries of interest including Belize, Uruguay, Bonaire, and Thailand. Countries that, so far, are doing a good job at minimizing cases and that may allow travel. We've talked with the girls and my niece about maybe visiting us if that becomes possible. And, we're hoping we may be able to see my parents for Christmas in Colorado. But mainly we are just enjoying Mexico as much as we can while we're here and being constantly grateful we chose to come here rather than the US.

Hope you all are staying healthy and safe. Just because things open up doesn't mean it's suddenly safe to be out and about without precautions so I hope you all can enjoy the beginnings of summer and balance in the new normal.

Posted by mrb430 10:07 Archived in Mexico Comments (1)

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