In Memory of Bob Howell

Bob shared himself widely, with community, with family, old friends and new, strangers, and even strange people (an inside joke for you, Bob, on the remote chance that you are listening to me). Although Bob belonged to everyone, if you were lucky, Bob would give you a little piece of himself, an exclusive gift that was totally yours. Bob…

Back Roads of Nayarit: Trip to El Malinal

A couple of years ago I read about a small coffee pueblo, high in the mountains, that overcame the great coffee depression that is very existent today. A man named James Kosalos in the state of Washington imported an expert from Brazil, trained the growers and introduced modern processing equipment. This resulted in the production of…
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Hummingbirds in My El Tonino Garden

One of the great enjoyments of my winters in the Jaltemba Bay area are the many species of hummingbirds that come to the feeders hanging in our yard in El Tonino. This little male Calliope Hummingbird (above) is just one of them. At only 3¼-inch long, it definitely falls into the "little" category! The Ruby-throated and Cinnamon…

Announcing "El Centro de La Gente" Library and Community Center in Lo de Marcos

Mitch and Vicki Schilling's dream to create a library and community center in the town of Lo de Marcos, Nayarit, Mexico was born about a year ago. With high season coming to an end, and lots of free time on his hands, Mitch began actively searching for a location. He signed a 3-year lease on May 5th, and he and his team immediately…

In Bloom: Lluvia de Oro (Golden Shower Tree)

Up until last week, I had only heard rumors about the infamous Lluvia de Oro tree. While driving from La Peñita to Rincón de Guayabitos, I noticed three bright yellow trees on the west side of the highway. Knowing that the Primavera trees were finished blooming, I suspected I might be in luck. Lluvia de Oro, also known as…

Living in Mexico: A Survival Guide

I have been living in Mexico for a year and a half. In two short weeks we leave to make our way to the Marshall Islands to set up our next base camp. I have valuable insight. Life in Mexico can be amazing. If you approach it the right way. Here is a survival guide on how to make the most of living in Mexico, or at least… HOW TO SURVIVE. Whatever…

18 Young Local Women Off to University with Jaltemba Bay Fashion Show Educational Grants

The 2014 Women to Women Fashion Show event in January is making a difference for the young women of Jaltemba Bay. Thanks to the generosity of all the supporters and guests, the Fashion Show (FS) had lots of funds to give away this year (see financial statement at end of article). The FS Grant Committee voted to use 70% of event proceeds…

Smiles

Little Martin enjoying a special moment with one of his pet goats. Indeed the little goat looks like he his smiling, too! Photographed June 2012 in Los Ayala by Christina Stobbs Click here to view more Photos of the Week This photo was submitted by one of our regular contributors. To learn more about the author/photographer,…

Rincón de Guayabitos Once Again Dishes Up its Hospitality for Motofiesta 2014

Not to be outdone by previous years, this year's promoters chose the site directly across from the police station in Rincón de Guayabitos as their location for Motofiesta 2014. It proved to be an excellent venue for the thousands of bikers and fans that arrived from all across Mexico and beyond. The site had multiple entrances before…

Jaltemba Bay May 2014 Weather Update

The official Jaltemba Bay Weather page was just updated to include all weather data collected through the month of May, and as you can see, summer temperatures are already upon us. I am amazed at the detailed information our weather instrument records for all of us to ponder. Here are a few observations that I hope you will find interesting,…

Get Ready as the 9th Annual Motofiesta 2014 Rolls into Rincón de Guayabitos

Everything is set to go for the 9th edition of the Guayabitos Motofiesta 2014. Hundreds of motorcyclists and thousands of visitors will enjoy this spectacle, which will take place June 5-8 in Rincón de Guayabitos, Riviera Nayarit. This event was born from the desire to give motorcycle enthusiasts a place to show off their spectacular…