Lemons Way

Continuing adventures, observations, and images.

Home sweet home

The heat and humidity in San Carlos this past week was so intense it overwhelmed me on many occasions over the course of the week, requiring various method of cooling. I was able to spend time outside, but anything active or requiring movement results in my...

Trying to live my best life when not with the kids

A week in Mexico flew by. I enjoyed walks with the dog in the morning and after sunset on occasion. I took the sailboat out twice for evening cruises, once by myself and once with my friend Ed, two successful trips. I brought another friend out for a third...

Climbing uphill with a stone on my back

We are blessed blog groupies, to be here at this time and this place. You don’t actually need to know everything that happens here, do you. Suffice it to say it’s adventurous. Sometimes as good as I imagine. Sometimes not even close. And everything in...

Back on the sailboat the next night

Managed to make it back out to the sailboat last night for another evening cruise, this time with my friend and former divorce colleague, Ed. He and his wife moved here in the last year or two to enjoy a better quality of life. I can definitely appreciate...

What was I thinking

My new dock neighbor at Marina Real is Josh, the former yacht broker I took the boat back from. He is my newest friend here. He helped me in an out of the slip last night. He goes to the dock after work every day to refit his sailboat. It was a beautiful, calm...

The San Carlos trio

Beautiful sunset, delicious homemade tostadas, and Indie the golden retriever. Enjoying coffee down below in the air conditioned comfort, then off walk the dog and whatever exercise I can manage in this weather. Doing my settlement work, such as it is, from...

Another one nighter at home before heading off again

My lifelong friend Brett asked if I was following my wanderlust for travel now that I have all this free time, but I had to admit I don't really so much travel to see new places anymore. Rather, I mostly travel from one home to another. I like to know where...

Party house

At least in the sense of having lots of people in and out of the place we are staying, but this how it is at this place this time of year. The kids, including T, who is between my kids' ages, spent most of today and part of the day before and the day before...

Coronado, 4th of July, 2024

This trip is for them, not for me. I look forward to Coronado for the memories, but lately it's so crowded and commercial and I so lose any sense of self determination, I'm ready to get back to my own life within a day or two. Do you notice how frequently I...

Home to Tucson, but only for one night

What an adventurous few days. The first photo shows the afterglow as I crossed the bridge over the Tanque Verde wash with only minutes to go before arriving home. The rest are from Mexico. The lush boganvillas this time of year, with the heat and humidity. The...

Summer time in San Carlos, Sonora

We are supposed to check out the dolphinarium, but I'm not sure it's gonna happen. An eventful afternoon and evening yesterday, culminating in an eventful morning, a nice walk with Indie, a big breakfast, clean up. And now a few moments to appreciate our...

Time for reflection

An interesting day yesterday, not exactly how I wanted it, but we can't control how things happen a lot of the time. Went to a friend's birthday party for a little bit, then headed home after partaking in the fresh made pizza from the local place in San...

To be here at this time in this place…

And to be able to send good night wishes to the children personally from here. We are blessed to be here. We are blessed blog groupies. Two one ton air conditioners are concentrated on us and the rest of the house is blocked off tonight in order to get us...

Life for us at this time and place

Backyard tonight. Japanese beef curry stew and rice and salad for dinner tonight. Amazing sunset from B1 last night. Q2 cleaned and looking great after a final coat of roof coating. We are so blessed at this time and this place. Anti-semitism is rearing its...

Sweaty, muggy, humid, Tucson

Well, blog groupies, we have made it to another summer monsoon season here in Tucson. There have been several rains and the ground is saturated with moisture. There is a cloudy haze of what are likely to be afternoon showers. But at least they block the sun.

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In Tucson

The first photo shows the sunset tonight from Tucson. The second depicts the sunset last night from San Carlos. Third picture shows the salad I had last night along with the rest of my healthy dinner. Fourth picture shows the sailboats anchored in the bay...

Cool humid morning

We were up early after a pleasant evening. The sun hasn't come over the horizon yet, but it's light out and I’m experiencing that clammy warm humidity that comes this time of year and for the next several months. I put a towel over the chair before I sat...

Lazy Saturday afternoon at Loma

I'm hanging out in the open patio outside the front door and below the margarita deck. It is protected from the afternoon sun. I purchased, delivered, and had Manuel install a ceiling fan outside on this patio last year. It looks like a big boat propeller but...

Everything is as it is supposed to be

Well, not everything, but at least my things. None of the houses depicted are mine, but they are like the one my friend is buying. So interesting seeing it at this stage. And the amazing sunset from the margarita deck. It was so calm and lovely, we are truly...

Relief

Fancy dinner in honor of Nana and Saba’s 60th Anniversary

It is summer break for the kids and I think they are enjoying themselves. C has been able to sleep in late. L and I have been getting the golf cart back in action were able to hit a bucket of balls at the driving range yesterday morning. Saba would’ve been...

Safe home in Tucson

I fell asleep early last night and awoke a little after midnight. Hung out in the cool comfort of my bed for hours feeling fine before I fell back asleep. I awoke early in the morning while it was still cool outside. Walked the dog, took a bike ride while it...

Food is sometimes the evening activity no matter where I am, but especially in Mexico

Tonight we've got beans, grilled chicken, and a fresh salad with Mexican salad dressing. I've also got fresh bought oven fried potatoes going with plenty of spices and a nestle crunch bar for dessert. There's also a new ripe avocado if we need more. Life is...

Wet morning in paradise

After a good sleep, we woke before six in the morning and are up enjoying coffee with the rising run. The deck chairs were wet from the humidity last night, which is increasing day by day as the summer comes. Spoke to my brother Kevin yesterday afternoon while...

Another few days gone by in San Carlos

We visited the new neighborhood my friend W is buying into in what is now the edge of Guaymas but which will one day be in town. The houses are quite small by USA standards, but they are single family homes and allow Mexicans to own their own home for what...

Up and out before the heat is on

I was treated to a beautiful sunset last night. It began to cool down as soon as the sun was down. I was able to hang out outside for a while before the bugs got too much. Applied more deet then headed out to walk the dog and then make and devour a few...

Summer vacation in Mexico

I tried to come out earlier and sit outside but it was so hot and sunny up here on the margarita deck I just couldn't enjoy it. I went downstairs and set up the chairs, but the mosquitoes attacked me right away in spite of the six sprays of deet I put on...

Summer vacation 2024 has begun

C and Nana are watching a video together. L and Jodi are interacting in the kitchen. I’m about to go outside and light the grill for lamb chops this sabbath evening. The beast, Indie, using her dog bed as a pillow, like she uses the pillow on my bed when she...

We dive deep

It is the first night of summer vacation for the kids, 2024. L and I are outside with Indie enjoying the sunset on this fine evening. I made bbq chicken and baked potatoes and veggies and more. We had a relaxing and enjoyable afternoon together and all is well...

The heat and humidity have arrived

A full day here in San Carlos. Enjoyed a long, luxurious evening of air-conditioned comfort in my avocado bed, then coffee up on deck, 2 cups. Walked the dog before it got too hot, then a bike ride to town and back on Zayde's old hybrid bicycle, enjoying...

Afterglow

Afterglow is the time when the sun has set and remaining light comes up over the horizon from below it. It is my favorite time of day I think, though sunrise is also my favorite. I applied bug spray, but the mozzies are out in force this year, so I should head...

We’re baaack in Mexico

What draws me here to San Carlos? The adventure of a foreign country and world class sailing destination just hours away from Tucson by car. The ocean breezes nearly every day. Our adventure machines at the ready. Great, healthy, delicious whole Mexican food....

Back Home In Tucson

A good sleep last night, coffee on deck in the morning, walk the dog, pack out and clean up the house before departing back to Tucson. Another uneventful trip, breakfast at Johnny’s, candy lunch, a thorough haircut at Martin‘s new shop down the street from...

Another productive day in Mexico

It's already past 5 o'clock in the afternoon and another day has slipped by in this magic Pueblo. Took the dirtbike out this morning and enjoyed a good ride. They are slowly developing the mountain bike path behind this neighborhood and is a pleasure to ride...

Making my way in the world today

Another pleasant night in the air condition comfort of the structure at Q2, made more so by the luxurious avocado bed and the comfortable new sailboat sheets and the old Ralph Lauren blanket I have used for more than 20 years for my adventure homes. A...

Another productive day in paradise

I managed to squander another day here in the Magick Pueblo. Slept as late as the dog would allow, waking up kind of hard. Coffee in the morning and a half of those huge, Mexican, 600 mg ibuprofen, then walk the dog before it gets too hot. Felt better already....

That familiar, welcoming, ocean breeze

We weren't supposed to come back until next week, but the schedule opened up and there was nothing better to do with myself and the dog. But for Indie I would have joined my mom and brother in Los Angeles. Instead, after packing up and driving most of the day,...

A week with the kids for Passover/Spring Break

I picked the kids up from their activities last Saturday and it is already a week later. Celia is off to her activity and Levi will be leaving soon for his. It's been a full week of vacation, plenty of good homemade food, plenty of time with Nana, and then...

Celebrating freedom and relative prosperity with mom and the kids

Today is the second to last day of Passover and we've been enjoying the immediate family we have in town. We spent our first day of spring break together with their activities, some shopping, matza pizza lunch, a restful afternoon, and a hearty Passover dinner...

How did this happen…

We are back in Tucson after a week of spring break in Mexico. I left San Carlos relatively early and had an uneventful, relatively quick drive back, except for some traffic resulting from accidents and congestion as I arrive back in the metropolis of Tucson....

A clean, clear, fresh morning at Q2

It was a peculiar feeling, being back home but not exactly home. Enjoyed a relaxing day, a long leisurely lunch at La Posada by the sea. Call to the office to work on the few settlement cases we have going and attended an audit review meeting for SALA by zoom....

From Los Mochis to San Carlos during Passover

Pictured is the Los Mochis airb&b, we just had a small part of it. A dove nesting just across the busy street. The birria place along the way to San Carlos with those gigantic rustic corn tortillas that truly reminded me of shmorah matzah. Glad to be back in...

Sinoloan Nachos at Home

It is evidently a proprietary thing here, regulated like certain cheeses in Italy. Who would have thought Nachos can only be obtained from one authorized purveyor. However, the quality is unmatched, the way it eats here. The thick creamy bottom was more...

Breakfasts the local way

You just go out the gate, down the street a bit and around the corner to the preferred tortillaria. They are already making fresh, warm ones. They also have prepared beans, hot dogs, eggs as many as you want to buy, and all the rest of what people want to eat...

Plaza Los Mochis

Today was a busy day with regular human things that we don’t need to get into in the blog, but later we went to the old plaza at night with a friend and enjoyed Elote for the first time. Natural style. Another memorable evening in this truly Mexican city....

2nd night in Mochis

After returning along the long country road divided by thousands of the same variety of tree planted the same distance apart, we returned to the casa and had a relaxing nap, then headed out to grab some dinner. The fading light along the way there and back was...

Los Mochis y El Fuerto

It’s been another exciting trip to Mochis so far, from the time we entered Sinaloa and pretty much since. Made it safely to town, but needing an ATM and a trip to Ley, which were taken care of in short order after getting settled into the little airbandb....

Being productive in San Carlos

It actually was a productive day between all of the different elements. At this moment the light and the breeze are just great. I'll spare you the boring parts and go right to the juicy part. We've made excellent progress getting the old Yamaha motorized golf...