Thursday, October 24, 2013

Back in Romantic Old Mexico

For those of you who keep track of such things, the California Stem Cell Report is now emanating from Mexico once again after several years in Central America, including Panama.

More specifically, we are now in a marina just north of the Guatemalan-Mexican border near Tapachula, an area that grows many of the mangoes imported to the United States. Currently, however, they are out of the season and the soy bean harvest is coming to an end.

We have been living south of the border aboard a 39-foot sailboat, a cat-rigged ketch called Hopalong, since 1998. Of course there are trips back to the Old Country for visits with the grandchildren and to catch up on meetings of the California stem cell agency and related matters.

The plan is to travel farther north in Mexico this winter to enjoy the great food to be found in this country and to engage with its fine citizens. Beyond that, as cruising sailors say,
 “We have no plans, and we are sticking to them.”

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