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February 2019 Post - JoJoCo Hatmakers of Chicago

Revitilize and then some things should never change

A winter vacation, especially one with a best friend, new friends, in a new tropic, a little third world, during a polar vortex will always make you appreciate everything around you.

This is what I appreciated. Coming home, opening up the deck door to a familiar snow sight and sound.

Quiet with children laughing going down the hill. May that never change!

our sledding hill. remember when the snow gets thin and you want to go sledding anyway?

our sledding hill. remember when the snow gets thin and you want to go sledding anyway?

Back to the Bandares Bay, so Mexico does not need any headwear. They need less closets than we do. I have always known this. Less truly is more. Less in your head, less on your list . . .

What is lovely about each adventure is it’s influences. Seeing Greece in Mexico is a nice jolt. I saw India. I met folks from the UK, Switzerland, and other places wanted this place to be their home.

San Pancho or also known as San Francisco, or I like to think of it as the Nantucket or Cape Ann of Mexico. Many influences dwell here. Hilly and quiet, unlike Puerto Vallarta.

San Pancho or also known as San Francisco, or I like to think of it as the Nantucket or Cape Ann of Mexico. Many influences dwell here. Hilly and quiet, unlike Puerto Vallarta.

I had a driver that took me thru the rain forest in the Sierra Madres. His name was Ricky Ricardo for real. For that I will never forget him! He knew about every plant and Mexico protects their forests.

I always try to sit in the front seat. On the way back he knew what I wanted to see. Where are all the workers? Where do they work? Nestled next to the hills to the east, are open air sewing rooms, and wood workers. Made in Mexico. bless their hearts. I think this area should be a tour.

One beach day, my friend and I made friends with the beach vendors. They get waved away 500 times a day. No Gracias, we say, one hundred times, like you do in Bangkok, and many other places.

Not that day. We invited them to sit and tell us about silver. Or their families make these purses.

That is my thing, our thing. We love handmade.

They rested, we chatted and we made new friends. Mexican people are the most respectful, lovely people. They look directly in your eyes and warmly smile. That is so true. They are our neighbors to the South. Bless them.

El Centro

El Centro

Trying to return to Chicago and you can’t, the airline, the forces, will not let you. You have to stay longer, alone, and this time go south to Marahuitos. Thank you . . . .