Saturday, November 08, 2008

Where Is Las Glorias, Sinaloa, Mexico?

Maps-of-Mexico.com

Las Glorias, Sinaloa, Mexico is located about 500 miles due south of Nogales, Arizona, on scenic Mexico Highway 15. Since we are within the tropical zones, our climate is very mild. We basically have 2 seasons: wet and warm, dry and warm. Temperatures during the winter (the dry and warm season) range from 50 degrees to 80 degrees Farenheit (10-25 degrees Celcius). Absolutely beautiful -- about 8 months of the year. During the summer, the daytime temperature can easily reach 100 F (38 Celcius), but since this is also the wet season, the humidity hovers at about 80-90%, which makes it feel like the temperature is closer to 120F. At night, it cools off to a balmy 90 degrees. Pretty hot and sticky. Generally, though, the climate is very agreeable, and abrupt temperature changes don't happen. Warm in the winter; hot in the summer.

The main industries in our part of Mexico are fishing and agriculture. There is a large shrimp farm less than a mile from our house, and usually seafood is abundant and cheap. Corn is the main crop inland, but also grown are pineapples, tomatoes, beans, peppers, citrus fruits, lichis, mangoes and potatoes. Guasave, our municipio (similar to a county), is an agricultural hub. Migrant workers come from all over Mexico during harvest season to work in the fields. Tourism is beginning to become more prominent, but our colonia (a small village with only a few residents) still has the "small town" feel, and the tourists are usually only passing through en route to Mazatlan or other, more "touristy" destinations south.

34 comments:

Ginger@From The Cocoon said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog...I love reading about your adventures in Mexico...esp the rattlesnake escapade! My daughter is the missionary in our family...15 years old and has been on 4 trips...3 of those to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. She's yet to go on an overseas trip, but that is her desire and passion...I'm sure God will bless her in that when the time is right. God bless you and your family for your sacrifice.

Deborah said...

Rebecca,

Rachel's daughter-in-law from Sacramento here! We have been really enjoying your newsletter! The boys are fascinated with the fact that your boys get to shoot snakes :)

Keep up the writing! This blog is lots of fun to read! Your photos make one feel they are looking through a window into your world.

May God continue to bless you richly! I'm sure hoping our family can come visit you all sometime in the future.

Deborah

Toby Parsons said...

I LOVE your blog, simplicity and all. I too am a 'simple' blogger. One due to technolgical ignorance, and two, because I really do like things 'simple.' :)

This blog party is fun! I found yours due to the party. I plan to stay connected to yours as well. It is 'worthy' reading. :) Your life is amazing!

God bless!!!

Daniele said...

hello,
I'm stopping over from the blog party...glad to have found your site. I'm a homeschooling mama as well. stop by if you can!

Tanya said...

Thanks for stopping by! I had to lol about "you have to fight for your right to launder" lol...too funny!
How long have you been in Mexico? I'm going to bookmark you so I can follow your missionary adventure there!

Jessie said...

Thank you for doing this post. It is nice to have more of a visual of your area. I would love to come visit. My husband said he is going to stop taking me places though. I always want to move as I see more fo the world!! Hehe

Rebecca said...

I know what you mean, Jessie! We ended up here after a short-term mission trip about 5 years ago. Our whole family had that feeling of "unsettledness" when we got home, and it just wouldn't go away. Of course there were other things that led us here, but that was our first hunch that God was speaking to us in a BIG way!

Susie said...

Hi Rebecca!

This is my first time visiting with you and I have SO enjoyed it! I will pray God's blessings over you and yours as you continue to work for His Glory and Kingdom! I am bookmarking you to keep up with ya! We are studying world geography this year so I will bring my children here to show them pictures and such when we reach Mexico! Thank you for blessing us with your posts!

God bless!
Susie

Rebecca said...

Nice to meet you Susie! I look forward to seeing you here again! Feel free to send an email if you have any specific "Mexico questions".

And thanks so much for your prayers! :^)

Nadine said...

How interesting to be a missionary in Mexico. I've never been to Mexico but it's not easy to live in another country. God bless you and your family. Sounds like you are having a good time doing God's work. Blogging is a great way to show others what God is doing in our lives.

marina said...

Hi, I just found your blog but not through the party block from another blog; anyway I have trvael to mexico alot to monterry, mexico city,borader towns and all but I have never seen that part of mexico love your story I am so glad I found your blog I love traveling to differnt places other than the US in blog land. Just to see places I may never see, I live 3 hours form the borader of mexico.
But thank you for doing God's work not everyone can do what you are doing you are bless I book mark your blog so I can come vist.marina

marina said...

yes, yeserday I had nothing to do so I just starting reading my friends blogs and then lick blogs friends are and yes, I found your blog! An I love it it so pretty I like they way you present it now I know where kind of you live ,i am trying to re-do my blog with a differetn look but I like your title and the beauitful vs you put with it I would of never thought of that!! I have been thinking of chaning mine to "peices of my life" since I kind of write about myself but don't have a vs yet? thank you for coming by,marina

marina said...

oh, I just sent you a long post and it got lost in space??
thank you so much for the suggestion I LOVE IT!!!
you would be surprise I have found in blog land alot of women that are engish majors and express them selfs very well and they say they can't stand bad grammer Ge's it makes me feel small maybe I should not post.
I have always wanted to see Mazathlan , email me when you can and tell me your story why you became a missionary my email is on my blog page, so bless it have meet you,amiga,marina
PS. don't ever feel alone you have me at in blog land.

Michelle in Mx said...

I have missionary friend in Los Moches (sp?) there who run a school for the deaf. They usually just say it is HOT!

We are THAT Family said...

That's awesome. Thanks for sharing where you're at. I'm off to read more so I can get to know you!

sagerats said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog back in, uh, March. I'm trying to catch up on replying to my comments.

I saw your empanada post as well. I love those things!

Abiding in the Vine!

Doug and Rebecca said...

Sometimes it takes me a while to catch up on comments, too! That's what grace is for, right??? ;^)

Sombra said...

Hola, Mi nombre est Sombra, no habla Espanole. Habla Inglais, Habla Franco (?), Habla Hebrew unpoquito.

I've been to Miami, where I learned the little bit of Spanish I know, but never been to Mexico. Hope your area is safe. May our Abba Father keep you and your loved ones - and the ones to whom you minister - safe from the dangers we hear about here up north. Sombra

Sheri said...

Oh man-I misread where you were and thought it said, New Mexico, silly me. My daughter just came back at the end of July from Oaxaca. She really enjoyed her stay there. She went for language immersion/college credit/to speak Spanish more fluently.
Talk about a great learning experience for your kiddies (and you and the hubby), not to mention how you are helping further God's word! Will keep you in our prayers! Just not those pythons. :-)

Brooke said...

This was very interesting to read where in Mexico you are at and what the climate is like. I am sure it must have taken a little while to get used to!

What a wonderful ministry you and your family are a part of. God bless you as you serve Him and may He be glorified! :)

God bless you,
~~Brooke

cltgrace said...

Hey Pretty Feet! Visiting by way of Fruitful Vine! Blessings today & great-eternal reward for your work in the harvest!

Doll Clothes Gal said...

Sounds wonderful - it must be a fantastic experience.

The SITS Girls said...

So interesting! Abundant Seafood....yum.

Marina said...

Rebecca, I am really lost I don't know which blog to post on ")and yes I do like the simple things in life. love, marina

Busymama Kellie said...

Thanks for the background on where you live, it's always fascinating to learn about new cultures and regions!

Teena in Toronto said...

Happy blogoversary!

Michelle said...

Hi Rebecca,
Thanks for posting this.
Now that my blog has a live traffic feed on it we look to see who is on, where their from. Then we will google it & see what it looks like where they are from. And note whether they live in the U.S. or somewhere else. Fun Homeschooling!!
Blessings,
Michelle@JourneyHome

Kathleen said...

Hi Rebecca ~ So nice to "meet" you and thanks for stopping by Treasured Chapters! What a wonderful ministry you have!

Scrapping Servant said...

I LOVe that fish blinkie on your blog!

I miss seeing you around for My Walk Monday I haven't "been around" much either... but I did post today and I would love for you to join me!
http://scrappingservant.blogspot.com/2009/01/my-walk-monday.html

Merry late Christmas and Happy New Year my dear!
- Carolyn

Tracy said...

I have always loved the time I have spent in Mexico in my travels. The people there are always so kind. You are very lucky to live there.

OLLIE MCKAY'S ~ A Chic Boutique said...

Love reading about new places! This spot in Mexico sounds wonderful ~ and how lucky they are to have you and your family there! Don't know if you are familiar with Entrecard.com ~ but it is a great place for networking and getting the word out about your Blog! Have a great week.!

The Lowen family said...

Wow, I have spent an very enjoyable hour reading your blogs.
I found you off of Coffeegirl Confessions.
We are missionaies on the Baja of Mexico. Last winter, we spent six months down here, and God totally changed the direction of our family. We went back to Canada and sold our house, packed up and moved down. It is nice to know that God does that to other people also. I'll be in touch. I am such a gringo!
God Bless!

Heather of the EO said...

Hello!!! So nice to meet you. Thanks for stopping by my crazy party and honking at me :)

I'm off to peek around your blog now.

Christin said...

Nice to meet you Rebecca! Thank you for stopping by my blogs! Bless you for taking on the life as missionaries!