A Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Ukraine, 2009-2011), historian, college teacher, and retired nonprofit director, Fran offers a multi-layered perspective on current issues, culture and community. A different voice. A unique perspective. From the bottom up.
Monday, February 13, 2012
Meeting people in SMA
I'm having a cafe con leche and biscotti at La Mesa Grande on the corner of Zacateros and Pila Seca. It's a rare grey rainy day, chilly, and it's been a busy morning here. We're all visitors, helping the Mexican economy. Americans and Canadians come here to be warm, so the weather is a big topic of conversation. A good conversation starter.
This is how photo of the Cafe uploaded!
I'm sitting at a long wooden table with a woman and her two kids who have lived here for 10 years, formerly from Portland, Oregon; a retired ice hockey player from Vancouver, originally from Ireland; a couple from San Franciso; a woman, Nancy, who moved to San Miguel to have horses; a couple from New York City who have been coming for over 20 years; a gay couple from 'Detroit, Canada,' as one of them, who just bought a house here, put it; and a handsome naturalized Mexican man originally from Indiana, an architect and builder Some of us are here for coffee, a snack or lunch; others with our computers, catching up on email, facebook, blogging. I've been here the longest, so people come and go and I get to meet them all. A friendly "hola" and "where are you from," and we have a nice conversation.
It's one of the best things about being in San Miguel.