Start The Evolution Without Me!

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Start The Evolution Without Me!
Collaborative blog written by a single woman who has lived in the central highlands of Mexico for more than four years and a couple who reside in rural Montana.
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  • A Road Trip to a Really Cool Time at Norris Hot Springs 4 years ago It’s that time of year in Montana when we couldn’t agree more with Henry James:  “The two most beautiful words in the English language are summer afternoon.”  Especially after this past winter, we’ve been thoroughly enjoying not just summer afternoons, … Continue reading →
  • Two Ingredient Goodness .... and a Step Back In Time 4 years ago Those of us who grew up in the 50’s and 60’s remember, with fondness, the ubiquitous Icebox Cakes.   From what little information I’ve been able to find, Icebox cakes became popular in this country in the 20’s and 30’s … Continue reading →
  • Final Preparations for the Posada for the Nestipac Ancianos are Underway 4 years ago Phyllis, Kathi, and I are preparing for the Christmas posada for the old folks in Nestipac, Jocotepec, Jalisco, which is to take place this upcoming Wednesday, 11 December 2013.  Kathi has done an inordinate amount of work on this since … Continue reading →
  • Looking for the Wildflowers...and Finding Something More 4 years ago A couple of weeks ago, my friend Kathi and I went around the high hills (or low mountains, depending on your perspective) to the the north of Jocotepec to see if there were any wildflowers showing themselves. It was rather … Continue reading →
  • Tonala tianguis 4 years ago Tonala is another one of those Guadalajara “municipalities” that actually sit within the city of Guad itself.  In the United States, large cities have suburbs and exurbs, both of which primarily exist on the outskirts of the city.  But Guad … Continue reading → Expat Blog Awards 2012: Mexico Honourable Mention Award!

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Website Reviews » There are 5 reviews on Start The Evolution Without Me!

Dominique Wilbanks
15:00 PM October 13, 2012

I absolutely Love this Blog!! I've never wanted to go to Mexico, but after reading about all the places that are written about, I want too. I love the fact that the author doesn't write about the "normal" touristy places in Mexico. I can't wait for the next "Home Town" parade or eatery or store she takes us to. I love her style of writing, I know when I read it I will have a sense of joy that all is right in the least it is in Mexico.

01:28 AM October 14, 2012

Barb, who writes most of the blogs there, has an engaging way of expressing where she visits and what she sees. The stories of her travels are well written and paint a picture that makes one feel like they've been there along with Barb. After reading these entries one feels like Mexico would be a great place to visit, despite what one may see or read in the media. She portrays Mexico as it really is. I enjoy her blogs and look forward to each and every one.

03:14 AM October 14, 2012

Great blog. Great writing and absolutely great photos of the real mexico. I definitely recommend to others. Yes, it should WIN!

J A Jensen
04:08 AM October 14, 2012

Been following this blog for quiote some time and it is where I come to get my Mexico fix. Lots of colorful pictures and prose. Especally enjoy hearing about the poolboy/handyman/goto guy for just about everything.

J. Harker
14:34 PM October 14, 2012

I love the writing style of this blogger and follow it regularly. She takes you into the everyday life of what it is like to live in Mexico and the people who live there, both Mexican and expats. She takes you to places off the beaten path and introduces the "real" Mexico as opposed to what the media and travel brochures will tell you. The pictures are wonderful and the topics are varied making it a blog that I look forward to with each posting. She is a great storyteller and her wit brings a smile to my face each and every time!

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