The Queen’s Revenge

Almost 2 years ago I realized a long-time dream.. acquisition of a 1953 British Ariel Square 4 motorcycle. Mine came sight-unseen from an East Coast owner, who represented the engine as having been “overhauled” less than 2,000 miles ago. Overall I was pleased with the initial physical condition of the bike. Not a show bike, … [Read more…]

Mexico 2017 Part Siete

<< PREVIOUS This will be the last blog segment as we prepare to depart Mexico.  It is with mixed feelings that we contemplate leaving Queretaro, as our time here has left an indelible memory of mostly pleasant surroundings, experiences and encounters. The kindness, patience, and courtesy of Mexican citizens can’t be over-emphasized.  Every aspect of … [Read more…]

Mexico 2017 Part Seis

  PREVIOUS                                 NEXT >> Miercoles 27 Julio Today was the big day! The day my bespoke hand tailored pantalones were to be ready. I eagerly skipped next door (literally) to the tiny tailor shop and had to wait outside while … [Read more…]

Mexico 2017 Part Cinco

PREVIOUS                                 NEXT >> VIERNES 21 JULIO We are beginning to develop a workable routine for our days here in Queretaro.  After a long full day, we generally reserve the following day for rest and relaxation. At first my farm boy … [Read more…]

Mexico 2017 Part Cuatro

<< PREVIOUS                                 NEXT >> MARTES 18 JULIO Today was “tour” day for us.  We arranged with Uriel to provide an all day tour of interesting places away from Queretaro.  As expected, he showed up right on time, early morning, for … [Read more…]

Mexico 2017 Part Tres

<< VIEW PREVIOUS PAGE         VIEW NEXT PAGE>> [huge_it_slider id=”3″] SABADO 15 JULIO Today we decided to make the long walk to Parque Queretaro 2000 and then on to the city’s Costco store so Dorothee could stock up on provisions.  On the map, this park promised to be intriguing, as it looks … [Read more…]

Mexico 2017 Part Dos

<< VIEW PREVIOUS PAGE         VIEW NEXT PAGE>> [huge_it_slider id=”3″]   JUEVES 13 JULY Today we gave ourselves permission to rest.  We had a leisurely morning a la casa, then a leisurely stroll down to the plaza(s) for desayuno, then back home for an “administrative” day at our respective computers. The day … [Read more…]

Mexico 2017 Part Uno

  [huge_it_slider id=”3″]   Nothing can be more tortuous than spending a July or August in sweltering Austin.  Last summer we vowed we would find a cooler locale.  We finally settled on Queretaro, a lovely city situated in Central Mexico, about a 3 hour drive north of Mexico City. Queretaro couldn’t have been a better … [Read more…]

Going, Going, Gone

As time goes on, I am faced with the reality that there is a limit to the number of vehicles an individual owner can acquire, maintain, and drive regularly.  In recent years, I have had to face the choice of divesting myself with a few outstanding cars, in favor of being able to give proper … [Read more…]

Man’s Best Friend

They say that a dog is a man’s best friend.  If our own canine companions (Veloce – Whippet, and Cicero – German Shorthair Pointer) are any example, then that phrase is indisputable. No human could or would exhibit the unconditional love, obedience, and trust that is a natural component of most dogs’ personalities.  Our two … [Read more…]