Living in Aticama is like being on a permanent vacation. While I spend my days in the house and on the patio, each night I sleep in Dod to escape the mosquitoes and jejenes that are sometimes annoying. This is really not much different from the time I spent on the road in Dod spending the days outside and the nights inside.
I now consider Aticama to be my permanent residence so traveling North to Bakersfield is like a vacation. My brother Rick and his wife Karen certainly make it seem that way as they try to discourage me from doing any type of work while I am here. Like a typical vacation, the food is great, the company wonderful and there are many things to do that are not available in Aticama.
Just like my actual vacations in the past, I will be sad for this one to end but I know it must. Hopefully in the future I will be able to plan my vacations here just for enjoyment and not medical reasons!