|Sayulita Beach was All But Empty During Semana Santa|
Life is changing throughout the world, even here in Sayulita, Nayarit, México. Families carry out their daily activities as usual, or at least as normal as they can under the circumstances. Most of the international tourists have returned to their home countries or canceled their vacations to this beach town. Many Americans and Canadians who would typically be here until May have flown away early. Sayulita is eerily quiet, some say this is how it was twenty or thirty years ago.
When the visitors disappeared, many local people’s income all but evaporated. Many restaurants and bars have closed, but a few are still open for deliveries and pick up only. Food banks have sprung up to help families who have lost jobs.
We will stay. This is our home. We love living in Sayulita. We will help where we can, we will enjoy the peacefulness of this unusual time, and we will be thankful for at least one thing every day.
Gratitude eases the sadness. Gratitude helps minimize the stress of this scary time. Gratitude gives us hope.
We are thankful that…1. we have daily sunshine, providing us with warmth and vitamin D to help keep us healthy.
|Our View from Home of Sunshine and Wild Parrots|
|Sayulita "Selfie Street" is Deserted, but Beautiful|
|View of Bougainvillea and Jungle from Our Terrace|
|Cowboys Riding through Sayulita with Little Vehicle Traffic|
|Virtual Zumba Class at Home through Zoom|
6. we attend yoga classes online through YouTube with Audra Rose Stanley and Zoom with Jim Gallas, helping to keep us strong physically and maintain inner calm during this stressful time. Bella enjoys yoga class too.
|Bella--Always First to do Down Dog During Home Yoga Class|
|Rationing Our Wine After Mexico Stopped Alcohol Sales|
|Purchasing 2 High-Quality Inverter/ACs at Home Depot|
|Jon Installing the New Air Conditioner Interior Unit|
|Current Exchange Rate Makes Our U.S. Dollars Stretch Further|
|Bella Loves to Play Fetch with her Football|
|We Finally Have City Water Flowing After 2 Weeks Without!|
13. some restaurants in town are open for carryout orders and most of those will deliver meals, as well. Some days walking to town to pick up lunch or dinner is the only exercise we get, but it feels so wonderful to get out!
|For Reuben Sandwiches & Chinese Chicken Salads To Go|
14. meat markets and small grocery stores are open in our village so we can stock our freezer and fridge.
|Crock-pot Pot Roast with Beef & Veges Purchased in Sayulita|
15. Our children and grandchildren in Oregon are safe and financially secure. We’ve enjoyed video-calls with all of them in the last two weeks.
|Grandkids Playing--From the Swing to the Trampoline!|
16. I’ve had plenty of time to write my books and blogs.
|At My Desk in Sayulita|
17. my new novel, "Pickle Jar Test: In Sickness and In Health #2", will be released this month! Look for this eBook on Amazon worldwide.
18. so many readers have recently downloaded my novel, Just Another Manic Moment: In Sickness and In Health #1.
19. we live four blocks from the beach. Last night we stood on the beach and ate a frozen juice popsicle, enjoying the view of the ocean while we waited for La Rustica to prepare our take-out order of pizza and salad. Life is good in Sayulita!
|Sayulita Beach on Cinco de Mayo|
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