I thought it is fitting, sitting here at the Ottawa International Airport in Canada on a cold snowy day, trying for the last 7 hours to take off back to San Francisco, that I catch you up on what has been happening in Loreto Bay.
I meant to post an update earlier in December after we returned from Loreto, Baja California Sur. However, the end-of-year rush to tie up loose ends before 2012 swept me up in a tidal wave of activity and so the photos of the progress on our Casa del Lagarto Azul were buried on the hard drives of computers, email inboxes and random posts on Facebook.
The installation of pathways in the Agua Viva phase of the Loreto Bay development has caused a fervor of excitement in the Loreto Bay community. Much of this sentiment is captured in Eve Giovenco’s entry earlier this year, “Imagination. A Leap of Faith. And Walkways“. While much of the time from 2009 to 2011 was spent figuring out how to get the remaining village homes completed, the start of the pathways is a symbol of a new phase in Agua Viva. In the face of adversity, the Loreto Bay community has emerged with stronger homeowner leadership and spirit. It is amazing to be part of it.
As 2011 comes to an end, I look forward to the adventures still to be discovered in 2012. Some have been started already, such as these pathways which foreshadow the desert landscaping that will be planted and our first scuba dive which has inspired me to get PADI certified.
While sitting at the airport, wondering if we will ever get back to the San Francisco Bay Area, these photos also represent a reminder that anything is possible with much optimism and patience.
P.S. Thanks to Jane Lurie, Jennifer King and Chris Sessions for these photos and satiating my curiosity of all things Loreto after we returned from our visit.