Hope House Home for Boys

The cards that I sell here in Chapala and Ajijic, Mexico benefit the dental program for the boys at Hope House in the nearby village of Ixlahuacan. There are close to 30 boys at the home and many of them come to the home having received no dental treatment. If you live here at Lakeside and would like to order a quality, hand crafted card for a special occasion and help me contribute to this worthy cause, please e-mail me at bettyinchapala@yahoo.com Card price is 50 pesos; the entire sales price is donated to Hope House.

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Tuesday in Ajijic (pronounced Ah-he-heek)





Hello again! Today has been a fun and fruitful day and it's not even over yet! Started out the day with fresh squeezed orange juice, a bowl of bananas, papaya, canteloupe and mango, an omelet and homemade biscuits, full of blueberries and raspberries -- can you say YUMMY?????? I have pictures of the b&b where I am staying. The first shows where my room is -- on the left at the end of the pathway. (You can see the mountains in the background.)The lobby is covered but not totally enclosed. There are some rooms downstairs and then there's a staircase to the upper floor where rooms are just built onto the roof of the building.
I went out withe a lady who manages rental properties and looked at three different places and I think that I have found the one I want to rent for the next 2 1/2 months. The seconds picture is a side view of the house (it's on a corner lot) and you can see the covered mirador (an open-air living space on the roof of the house). The mirador is accessed from inside the house (some only have access from the outside). The living/dining/kitchen area is one open space; kitchen is nicely furnished with plenty of dishes, cooking utensils, etc. And it has a dishwasher (I'd say that the majority of places here don't have that very necessary piece of equipment!)
Had lunch at a neat little place called 60's in Paradise. Decorated with vinyl lps, pictures of Elvis, Jimmy Dean, Marilyn, etc. Of course, 50's and 60's music plays in the background and the speciality of the house is malts & hamburgers! When they bring you your check, it is attached to a vinyl record (a 45)! I met a really fun couple who invited me to have supper with them tonight at "The Hole in the Wall", and I understand that the name describes the place quite accurately but the food is fabulous! This couple has been living here since July of this year and she enjoys books set in Natchez, Mississippi (my hometown) and especially those of Greg Iles (who also grew up there). She would get along well with my daughter who is quite the book-a-holic! I'll probably have to wait and tell you about that adventure tomorrow!
Until then,
Betty

10 comments:

Patti said...

The pictures are beautiful Betty! Hope you get settled in a rental soon! Sounds like your having a grand time!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

This just sounds like an amazing area! I am so happy you have located a suitable place so quickly. Can't wait to hear about the Hole In The Wall. Oh, and thanks for the pronunciation! Blessings!

Olga said...

Gorgeous pictures, so full of color and I just know you are having fun! Sounds like you have made a few friends, watch that hole in the wall LOL.

Sue W said...

I'm pleased you gave us the exact pronunciation Betty, I'm checking it on the map! THe pictures you're showing give a real feel for the place can't wait to see more! Hope you're keeping a journal???? Take care. x

Colleen said...

Betty,
Sounds like an amazing adventure! I really do hope you are feeling better.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh it sounds like you are having fun!! What awesome photos!! TFS!!

Amanda J said...

Nice! Glad you are enjoying yourself! So, when are you bringing me to visit?? :) Sorry we couldn't talk long earlier! Love you bunches!

Kerrie said...

Oh Betty, think I need that B & B, what a yummy breakfast, thanks again for sharing your pictures, must visit this place one day... off to google it!

Theresa said...

Thanks for sharing your pictures...what a beautiful place. Glad you have found a place to rent...sounds very nice esp with a DW. Have to check out the location of Ajijic. New to me.

Payne Holler Cards said...

oh this looks wonderful!!! love seeing your pics and hearing about the new people you're meeting - so fun! the Lord is just taking care of everything - hope all is going well for DH...
and that you are already feeling better and breathing easier!!!
hugs
and looking forward to hearing about "the hole in the wall"