Here is a picture of our Paseo that was covered by two feet of tropical storm water.
Jess had not been here for 3 years when our home was in the middle of a construction zone with contractor fences around groupings of their homes under construction, we were surrounded with dirt, dust and construction debris, and electrical wires snaking to all of the homes under construction.
Now we have beautiful landscaping, walkways, and fountains along with three beautiful pools along with a community center.
All of this has happened because when Citi suspended all work on June 2009, homeowners connected with each other through emails and social media and we all stepped in as developers to organize and complete our Loreto Bay community.
We were among about 140 homeowner that were left with partially built homes who gathered together over the internet to proceed with the completion of our homes under the "global solution" offered by Stan Barton, Construction Manager of Beck Construction. We had lots of homeowner heros that helped us through all of these challenges.
Here we are down at the Inn with the Nopolo Rock rising behind us.
We took Jess and Josh to the village of Loreto and they are standing in front of city hall at the plaza with the ficus archway of trees along the walking street towards the Loreto Mission. Josh is also pointing to their their little boy on the way.
Another place we visited was the Mission at San Javier about 34 kms from Loreto up the mountains on a mostly paved road. This mission was founded in 1699 by the Jesuits, but was abandoned in 1817 and later restored by the government. About 200 people live in the area.
We are now crossing the river area where there used to be cave paintings until the last Tropical Storm Ivo washed them away.