Alamos, Sonora, Mexico

Founded in 1681 this “Pueblo Magico” is enchanting from the moment you trod upon the cobblestone streets.  Alamos provides all of the historical character and architectural interest of other Spanish Colonial cities in Mexico however, this Colonial Gem of the Sierra Madre is within an easy day’s drive of Tucson, Arizona.  Restored Spanish courtyard homes line the [...]

San Carlos, Sonora Real Estate Licensing

I’m a fan of continuing education in fact; I went back to school as an adult to earn my degree in interior design. So, when the State of Sonora enacted Law 150 in 2006 that required licensing for all real estate professionals I was not opposed to heading back to the classroom. The classes were [...]

Ruta 2010 Celebrations in Sonora

You may have noticed the Ruta 2010 signs that have sprung up along Highway 15 in Sonora.  Well, 2010 marks the year that Mexico will celebrate the Bicentennial of its independence from Spain (1810), and also the centennial anniversary of the Mexican Revolution of 1910.  These special anniversaries will consist of many celebrations of the [...]

Oregon Ducks in San Carlos

My brother, an avid Oregonian Duck’s fan is visiting me at my home in San Carlos, Sonora. This is play off season and he was wondering if there were any sports bars in San Carlos where he could go watch the game on a big screen television. Well, as is usually the case here…you can [...]

San Carlos Shrimp Festival

Residents and visitors of San Carlos and Guaymas, Sonora enjoyed one of the many benefits of living on the shores of the Sea of Cortez this past Saturday.    Although the Sea of Cortez boasts 800 species of fish, the focus this weekend was on shrimp.  The shrimp industry is big business in this part of [...]

A friend sent me an email today asking if I wanted to go see a new movie that what just released.  Going to the movies is not an unusual event however, what makes this special is that the movie theatre is only about a 10 minute drive from my home in San Carlos, Sonora.  The [...]