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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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

A Few Pictures

Here is a picture of our rental home. It is a very pretty place but fairly sparse in its furnishings. We went to the local Wal-Mart today and got an egg crate; I hope that will help us sleep a little better on our extremely firm mattress. I'll not tell you all the things I wish were different here because I'm trying to "go with the flow". We'll be getting our own place one of these days and can fix it up just the way we want. Until then, we'll just put the problems to one side and focus on what we like best about the place -- the pretty flowers outside, the gorgeous infinity pool, the beautiful weather, the friends we have here, etc.

We have a little patio outside the front door with a breakfast table. I'm sitting there drinking what looks like a Pepsi but it is actually a medicinal tea (in a Pepsi bottle) that my doctor here prescribed for my acid reflux when I was here last year. The tea is made from the bark a tree here in Mexico and it really does work! If I forget to drink my tea throughout the day I can pretty much count on having acid reflux at night.
We're going to have a Dominos pizza for lunch today and stop by a roadside vendor and pick up a roasted chicken for supper tonight. A lot of places are closed today and most everything will be closed tomorrow and maybe the rest of the weekend due to Easter which is a very big holiday here. I'll take my camera and get a picture of the chicken place so you can see where my supper came from!


Patti J said...

Oh my goodness, Betty - it looks like you and your handsome man have arrived safely in HEAVEN!!! Look at that beautiful countryside, and OMG, that pool! How lucky you are, and how BRAVE to have left what you were so accustomed to, for a new adventure! Enjoy your dinner, and send more photos, so we can 'travel' through you!

Patti P. said...

Love seeing all of your pictures and hearing about your new adventure....what I wouldn't love to be lying by that pool about now. Hope this is the best times of your lives and that the new weather will help your ailments. So glad that you are keeping in touch through the internet and taking us along for the ride. Happy Easter!

Myrna said...

Great pics and of course I am envious of the weather etc.
Take care of yourselves.
Will be watching for some more posts from you.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Of all you have just shown us, and told us, I must say that you look amazing! Can't wait to see the chicken place and if you don't get back, Happy Easter!

The Other Patti Sue said...

So jealous! What a beautiful place to live and what a fun adventure!

Sue W said...

WEll it all looks pretty good to me Betty!!!! Look at that pool and the beautiful view beyond!!!!!! You look relaxed and happy......just enjoy.

Janice M said...

What a beautiful place! And a swimming pool too!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Great pictures! How long are you traveling anyway? Hope you are enjoying it!!

Melisa Waldorf said...

Wowzers Betty that pool is so beautiful. What a great view!! Thanks for sharing photo's with us. I had no idea that there were area's of Mexico that are so beautiful until you started posting photo's. When will you guys be able to get your own place. After living a rental for a year and not having all my stuff, I know how you feel. But it will be worth it once you get settled in your own place.