Senor and Linda Lou have been in Pueblo Alamos, Sonora, Mexico for 10 years.
Every day brings a new discovery.
They are still working on the casa............Senor says, it won't be long.........but Linda Lou says, it won't be long until what..............stay tuned to find out what's next.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Home Again


After two weeks we are back home.

Days are longer now and as the sun sets farther to the north, the sky is brilliant in the twilight. We spent a few days in Bisbee, Arizona, before coming back to some Tucson shopping and then, the border crossing on Sunday.

Bisbee seemed a little sleepy, like a town just coming out of hibernation, a little worn and a little tired. But, the lure is definitely there, with alot of people in the restaurants and hotels, excellent food, and endless shopping. But at night, Bisbee seemed to tuck itself in early, with its streets deserted well into the morning hours.

Everywhere we looked cypress trees soared skyward and stood guard over churches, schools and homes.

The old Lavender Copper Mine tumbles deep into the ground and its sulphur pool, at the bottom, is ringed in copper, blue, gray and pink.

An even older section of town had a few gasoline pumps and old cars parked along its streets. Old rickety doors and broken window panes and old pool and snooker halls were boarded up.

Back in Tucson, we said our goodbyes to Senor's brother and his wife and quickly got as much shopping in as we could. We were beginning to miss home and Cookies.
We sailed across the border at Nogales. We never pull in here and it is easy to continue on directly toward Hermosillo.
The red light/ green lights are inside the interior at KM 21, which is where we meet aduana trouble if there is going to be any. On this crossing we stopped to declare our new 26" tv, which we will use for watching dvd's. It was time to pay our dues.
In the declare office, we showed our Target receipt. Aduana filled out a short paper, and then sent us next door to the bank, where we waited for ten minutes while the bank lady finished her lunch. Then we paid her $28.50 (US) in tax for the tv. We received our copy of the paperwork and left.
We were third in line to cross. The first car got a green light, the second, a red and then, we got a green.
Is that the system..............i asked, red, green, red........can it be that simple? We will somehow just have to sneak right in line after a red light has shown. I told Senor I am sure he can figure out a way to do that...................
Our green light flashed quickly before our eyes and Senor hit the gas before I could even tell him to get going. Nothing exciting, absolutely nothing unusual..................

The truck of pigs below was about the most interesting thing we saw on our way home. If you look at section five of the left side of the truck, you will notice a pig's leg sticking out through the bars. We were so close Senor, who was in the passenger seat, could have tickled its toes.

So, I am really ready for a nap...............Baby, the burro (I call her Louise, but Jose, her owner, calls her Baby) was moved from down the street to up the street and across from our casa yesterday.........there is also a new rooster somewhere over there. Those two, with their crowing and braying, and some endless singing last night by the nightingales made for quite a party over there..................but Senor, who slept through it all, has requested that I paint two cement vigas so he can finish the varro blanco ceiling of the bathroom.....................I guess that is more important than my siesta, so adios..................


~~kattz*cottage~~ said...

Loved reading all about your trip! Sounds like you had a great time & how cool - you got a TV! Now you get to take another trip soon & come see ME! Can't wait! Finally warm & sunny here after another snowfall over the weekend - almost 80 today....crazy Texas weather!

Steve Cotton said...

Nice to see you back in country.

Jacqui said...

I sat down to update my blog and thought I'd have a quick look to see what I have missed while I've been in the UK and there it was, the very heading I was going to use for my blog - on your blog! I shall have to try and be a little more inventive on mine now.I couldn't wait to get back to my boys, and they do seem to have missed us a little but after loads of hugs, a few chocolate buttons and nice long walk, they have settled straight back to their normal routine, lots of barking, lots of eating and lots of sleeping. I'm glad they have no lasting issues to our leaving them for a few days.

Cynthia Johnson and Mike Nickell said...

The pics of the copper mine are wonderful! Good job!!