Lake Chapala Reporter: Everyone knows Mia’s Boutique on the Carretera in Ajijic, but not everyone knows the woman behind it. How did you get here? Where did you come from? Bonnie Supan: I came from right outside of Denver, Colorado. My partner Bill and I had decided to go to Puerto Vallarta for a three-week… Keep Reading
LCR: Paul, you’re the first expat I’ve met who has actually moved his manufacturing operation down here. Where are you from?Keep Reading
So, you’re from Canada?
Yes, I’m a good Canadian boy. I was born in Ottowa, the capital. But I’ve also lived in the Toronto area.
How did you end up down here?
I came down in 1998 for a visit with my family and friends. I had been searching the internet about where to go to escape the cold, and Ajijic kept coming up.Keep Reading
How long have you been here?
As of October 2nd, I’ve been here one year. But, I feel like I’ve been here four or five. I’m from Toronto - a place called The Beaches. I had come for a holiday a year ago this past February to visit a friend. I was here for 10 days, went back home, and thought to myself, “I don’t know what I’m doing here.”Keep Reading
The sculpture you’re working on looks like it’s from a classical museum from Greece or Italy.Keep Reading
You have a bit of an accent. Where are you from? I was born in France, and I spent my first 31 years there. I was a shepherd, and have been all my life. Last year, I went back to British Columbia, where I’m from most recently, and herded sheep. I may do the same… Keep Reading
So you’re the chair guy. Well, some people call me the chairman. What’s your name, and where are you from? Robert Murphy, and I’m from Maryland. Keep Reading
LCR: How long have you been living in this area? RW: We came here about a year and a half ago from Ottawa, Canada. My husband Dale and I used to go on boat cruises every year. Keep Reading
So you’re the real Mia of Mia’s Boutique? Yes. My mom owns the store, and she named it after me. Keep Reading
What do you do here at Lakeside? Are you retired? I guess you could say I am sort of retired. I sold my business three years ago before I left the US. But, I don’t play golf, and I’m not really a group guy. I go to the gym every morning, and ride my bike, but… Keep Reading
Q: You don’t look old enough to be retired yet. A: I’m not. I’m 56. And, I’m still doing the work I love to do: teaching aquatic bodywork and other therapies. Keep Reading
Is it lunch time?S: No, actually, we’re going down to the lake to feed Vino Blanco, the white burro. We brought some apples for her today.J: He also buys carrots for his horse.S: We rent a horse named Rambo in Mirasol, and we’ve become buddies. The place is down near the end of Calle Constitución,… Keep Reading
Where did you come from?My husband Frank and I came here about 4-1/2 years ago from Bellingham, Washington. We owned a pottery shop called Mud in Your Eye. It was pretty well known, even nationally, back in the 70’s and 80’s. Back in the early 90’s, we vacationed in the Puerto Vallarta area. And then,… Keep Reading
You look younger than many of the expats here. Is there’s a new generation coming to Lake Chapala? M: That’s what everyone keeps telling us. There are lots of people in their forties living here with their kids. I’ve seen that on the web board. People want to know what schools are available. Keep Reading