Author Archives: Kevin Wood

About Kevin Wood

My wife and I sold everything and moved to Mexico to open a Bed and Breakfast.

Honey, the car needs a new battery


There is a song that goes “sometimes you are the windshield, sometimes you are the bug.”  For whatever reasons, these past few weeks Kevin and I have felt more like “the bug” than “the windshield”. Call it a series of … Continue reading

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How the system really works! Or not….


Something that has always bothered me about Mexico is the number of people standing on street corners and public markets begging for money “for their operation”.    Having been born in a country  where health care is a given,  I … Continue reading

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Giving Blood – Our first experience


Awhile back, our sometimes neighbour called us from her home in Mexico City.  She does this every so often, just to check on her house and, fill me in on any gossip she has heard from her other friends here … Continue reading

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Watermelon Agua Fresca


Its summer the weather is fine and watermelons are plentiful! I love watermelon, But I have to admit after the first half, I am looking for ways to get rid of it! Yummy as it is, just plain fruit gets … Continue reading

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Tamales!


We moved here armed with 2 Mexican cookbooks and a great determination to learn to cook the cuisine while we were here. And we did get an excellent start on it!!  Those who have been following us from the beginning … Continue reading

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The Journey to Casa Madera – A pineapple! We finally have a pineapple!


February 24, 2013 – It is a muggy day today at Casa Madera Bed and Breakfast.  Warming up but a little cloudy which keeps the humidity up.  Normally by this time of day the sun has burned off any cloud … Continue reading

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The Journey to Casa Madera – The Guests Speak!


I have not been a very good blogger this year.  My followers will know that I have basically written nothing.  Well folks that continues today as I present a story written by a guest of ours over Christmas, Rolando Gomez. … Continue reading

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The Journey to Casa Madera – Moon over Vallarta


October 27, 2012  – We are often asked about medical care here in Mexico.   Most ask out of curiosity or concern for our well-being.  Some ask out of disbelief – as in “Really ,they have doctors in Mexico?”.  The … Continue reading

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The Journey to Casa Madera – Technology and useless twits….


A couple of months ago our Facebook fan page, http://www.facebook.com/CasaMadera started to get likes from a lot of people we did not know.  We have found over time that this does happen sometimes but we can generally follow the trail … Continue reading

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The Journey to Casa Madera – The garden is a mess!


August 22, 2012  – It is the middle of rainy season here at Casa Madera Bed & Breakfast in Nuevo Vallarta.  It is sunny, hot and humid.  It is a typical summer’s day in the Bay of Banderas. We may … Continue reading

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