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Janet

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San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico · Member since December 2013
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In 1994, at the age of 46, I married my husband Gary Walseth in Portland, Oregon. We decided to take a honeymoon bicycling trip around the Cape Region of Baja California Sur. On the second day out, between Cabo and Todos Santos, I fell off my bike and broke my arm. We spent three weeks marooned in Todos Santos and fell in love with it. A year later we packed up our household and moved there, where we made our home for 15 years. I purchased the local bookstore and Gary built houses. We made friends, both Mexican and foreign, rescued animals, walked on the beaches and in the hills, ate good food and learned Spanish. Gary built our home, which includes Casa Calera, in 2007 and we enjoyed the many guests who passed through there. Todos Santos grew to be the richest part of our lives to date. Eventually Gary's declining health required that he have care 24/7. In 2011 I sold the bookstore and we both moved to San Miguel de Allende where he receives the care he needs. In this beautiful colonial city I now live alone but visit him often. It is a town filled with beauty, history, cultural events and easily-made friendships, and I am once again blessed to have had difficult circumstances lead me to a Mexican sanctuary. Though I still own Casa Calera, it is capably and graciously hosted by friends Jim and Casey, whom all of my guests appreciate.