Spanish they don’t teach you in class

Our friends Mark and Christine visited San Miguel de Allende a few years ago and Aarón became Mark’s Spanish tutor. So naturally when we met our friends on a trip to the U.S. the following year, Aarón asked Mark a question in Spanish. Mark laughed and said, “Sorry, I didn’t catch that. My Mexican is rusty.” As the only…

My Good Life: From Minnesota to Mexico

By ANNE NICOLAI Special to the Star Tribune | APRIL 22, 2014 — 4:24PM Five and a half years ago, I vaccinated the dog, vacuum-packed linens and clothes, got my soccer-mom SUV tuned up, and drove from Minneapolis to Mexico, where I recently received permanent resident status. I became an empty-nester when my son went…