Desert Inn at Loreto
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... no turkeys are raised in Mexico. Post-purchase, I learned that ours probably came from Chile!
I beg forgiveness for letting my Canadian roots get in the way of 100-mile diet wisdom on December 25, and opting for a roasted bird. But the local tradition is menudo (tripe) for dinner!
Having asked neighbours to dine with us, we were concerned that our bird would be tough. We recently bought an organic chicken from the gal who sells all kinds of ...
... favour morning walks to the headland, there is no necessary hustle in Loreto Bay to get to the top of a particular rise, no mad dash to get to what I imagine as The Very Best Spot To Be. I have a bedroom that opens to a roofless terrace, not a ceilinged hallway, so I can see both dawn and sunset skies without even having to walk away from home.
Somehow here, more than in many places I have lived, the ...
... locals, musicians, cooks, ecologists, place-makers, dreamers and shepherds whose paths mine has now crossed.
I feel grateful for the peace and joy that is, daily, bubbling up in me: for this singing brook inside that, here in the desert, becomes a stronger stream each week.
I feel happy that this Christmas, away from so much that is familiar, I feel a lot of love and peace, and that I feel unafraid in the unfamiliar.
And I am joyful, too, ...
... a Loretano not by birth but by choice, has also included several environmentally-focused initiatives in his serial entrepreneurship. His work is separate from that of community foundations, but closely related. Tim started large scale composting here, in a region where separation of garbage had begun at the householder level, but then all deposits, no matter the large bin label (green for organic waste, blue for recyclables, black for other solid waste), were ...
... because of that or if that's just how it is. Like long stretches of city streets where the street lights were all out (and darkly dressed pedestrians would dart across the higher speed road taking life in hand.
Driving was different, road lanes not well marked, topes (speed bumps) everywhere on the 2 lane highway between town and our hacienda. Sometimes the tope had a sign, sometimes the sign was there and no tope. These are BIG speed bumps on ...