It seems like we are always meeting someone new and interesting in the neighborhood. One evening we went down the street across from the entrance to our area. There is a field there and we thought it would be a good place to get a photo or two of a sunset. Roberto lives in the last house and came out to see what we were doing, and we’ve been friends ever since.
We had a lot of fun visiting Roberto! He has a farm elsewhere, but he recently bought two calves and said they were going to stay at his house until they were big enough to live on the farm. He also had chickens and baby chicks, which he was keeping in boxes at the time. I’ve seen them later in the yard, so maybe he doesn’t let them out until they are big enough to fend for themselves better.
This picture below is my favorite. One day when I was heading out on my bicycle, I saw the calves playing in the street, running up and down, and chasing each other. They headed back to their yard when they saw me approaching, but I caught them with my camera before they made it.
This is such an interesting place to live! We are within the city limits, minutes from the Pan-American Highway and a major shopping area. There are chickens and dogs everywhere, and an occasional cow, cat, or horse. No one seems to fuss about anything. Neighbors relax outside, kids play in the streets, dogs roam free, and you can park anywhere you want. People don’t sweat the small stuff, and just adjust to whatever goes on. It’s hard to explain in words but it’s easy to feel that it’s different here, and it’s good.