We moved here around the end of August 2014 and it has been an amazing adventure. After about four days after moving in, we moved out again. Sort of... We went on a vacation, for a whole month: Vienna, Corvara in Badia, Trevico, Vienna.
Initially I only planed to see my family by myself. My beloved man insisted to attend his duties as a husband, joining his wife, me, on the journey to gather with my family.
The funny thing is, as soon as his family found out about our Europe trip, they wanted to come and it evolved into this fantastic big family and adventure trip. We all went from Vienna, Austria, to see family and friends, to the beautiful Dolomites in Corvara, Italy. Another mission of the Lemotte's, my husband's family, was to meet and see some of their relatives in Trevico, South of Italy. Arrived in Trevico, we did not waste much time to visit the relatives. Some have shed tears once they realized, that my father in law's ancestor was somehow related to them. They opened their homes and kitchens to us, welcoming us, as if we knew each other for ever. The food was out of this world.
Back to living in Mariposa: Mariposa has an Espresso Bar, Pony Express, it's amazing! You get actual Espresso there. Most of the people seem very friendly and welcoming. Wildlife, butterflies, forests, beauty.