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Lucia Gomez and her husband Stevan de la Rosa are raising their three-year-old son Samuel at Los Paredones. This mezquite that they've named the Monkey Tree serves as his jungle gym. (Murphy Woodhouse/KJZZ)
Lucia Gomez and her husband Stevan de la Rosa are raising their three-year-old son Samuel at Los Paredones. This mezquite that they've named the Monkey Tree serves as his jungle gym. (Murphy Woodhouse/KJZZ)

For some, the pandemic has presented an opportunity to change locations and way of life. Some have left their urban life behind for a much simpler, quieter life.

KJZZ's Murphy Woodhouse reports on how one family has been doing it in Mexico's Rio Sonora Valley for years.

An adobe, thatched roof structure on the property will eventually be a studio space, but has taken far longer than anticipated to finish. (Murphy Woodhouse/KJZZ)
An adobe, thatched-roof structure on the property will eventually be a studio space, but has taken far longer than anticipated to finish. (Murphy Woodhouse/KJZZ)
he outdoor, covered kitchen at Los Paredones offers great views while preparing meals. (Murphy Woodhouse/KJZZ)
The outdoor, covered kitchen at Los Paredones offers great views while preparing meals. (Murphy Woodhouse/KJZZ)
 The view of nearby Banámichi from Los Paredones. (Murphy Woodhouse/KJZZ)
The view of nearby Banámichi from Los Paredones. (Murphy Woodhouse/KJZZ)
Lucia Gomez flattens out dough for simple flat breads. (Murphy Woodhouse/KJZZ)
Lucia Gomez flattens out dough for simple flat breads. (Murphy Woodhouse/KJZZ)

This segment aired on May 16, 2022.

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