Tag: Retirement life

Our Farm In Mexico pt. One

Our Farm In Mexico pt. One

We are in the process of building our farm here in Mexico. It has taken us a little over 15 years to purchase the land. We bought it in sections a little at a time. This year we decided we have enough farm land and […]

A Walk Along The Malecon

A Walk Along The Malecon

Yesterday my lovely wife took me for A Walk Along The Malecon here in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico where we live. The Malecon is a few miles long. The area we were walking along has shops on one side and the ocean on the other. A […]

Mexico Vacations for Seniors To Enjoy

Mexico Vacations for Seniors To Enjoy

Mexico Vacations For Seniors

Mexico Vacations for Seniors to enjoy now.

All around the world, senior traveling is increasing in popularity. A large number of senior citizens are making the decision to get out and travel. If you are one of those individuals, you have likely examined a number of popular vacation destinations. If so, was Mexico on your list?

Mexico is an amazing place to vacation. It is ideal for individuals of all ages. A large number of senior citizens travel to Mexico, each year. Despite what many believe, the United States and Europe are not the only vacation destinations that are ideal for senior citizens. If you are able to take the time to examine what Mexico has to offer, you will likely want to schedule your next vacation there.

As with any other vacation destination, Mexico has a wide range of activities. Many of these activities are perfect for senior citizens. Just a few of the many activities found in Mexico include relaxing at the beach, taking a boat cruise, golf, or going on a guided tour. If you are only able to select a few of these activities, you will want to examine each activity and determine which one brings you the most excitement. (more…)

Mexico’s Low Season

Mexico’s Low Season

I believe that I have mentioned Mexico’s Low Season in the past. In case you missed it, there are two seasons in this part of Mexico (Puerto Vallarta), The High season and the low season. The high season is when the afternoon weather is in […]

Don’t Grow Old

Don’t Grow Old

Don’t Grow Old, It is ok to age but altogether a different story if we allow ourselves to grow old. Today I have been thinking about aging and how it affects each of us differently. Do you remember “We don’t stop playing because we grow […]

The House We Never Built

The House We Never Built

The House We Never Built
Living the Dream

It has been a while but here is an update about The House We Never Built. As many of you know the plan was to build a house on the farm we own, over on the Playa Grande river just outside of Puerto Vallarta. Well, those plans have changed over the past 4 or 5 months. We have decided to continue to farm that land. I am listing a few of the reasons in this article because the blog is about Our Life In Mexico.

One of the things I have noticed is that there are two types of people that retire to Mexico. (more…)

Visiting Wisconsin Again

Visiting Wisconsin Again

We are visiting Wisconsin Again and just finishing a very frigid week here in Wisconsin and winter hasn’t even officially arrived yet. It has been very cold and snowy but oh-so-beautiful just the same. It reminded us of how much we enjoy Mexico even with […]

Eating Fish In Mexico

Eating Fish In Mexico

This past Sunday we were Eating Fish In Mexico as a way to relax before a lot of travel that starts on Thanksgiving day and continues thru December 13th. We have this one restaurant right in front of the ocean that we like to visit […]

Building A House In Mexico Continues

Building A House In Mexico Continues

Building a House in Mexico Continues with a couple of very important steps that you must take before you can actually start building. Once you have decided to build and have the property, all these steps seem to take forever, but you will be happy you did them later on as the project continues.

Building a house in Mexico continues
Our “Green Acres”

Mexico might not be up to date with other countries on a lot of things but they are good in many of them. One example is how the edge of a road or highway is not where the government property actually ends.

In Wisconsin, there are 12 feet on both sides of the road where our house is. Of course, I and my neighbors all have planted lawns on about 10 of those feet making our property look much larger than it is. The county likes it because we are maintaining their property at no cost to them.

The same laws apply in Mexico. Which means that before you build, you have the land surveyed and find out just where your property line is. We have been waiting for the survey guy to show up and do his thing. But this week he met us there and marked off all the property lines. The great news is our fence is between six inches and a foot inside our property line. No adjustments needed.

Building a house in Mexico continues
the architect brings “new” plans

Next our architect showed up with a “New and improved” set of plans. That is one thing you learn fast. The architect wants to keep charging so he keeps changing and he drives both your builder and yourself nuts. So you must make up your mind. Let him hang around and cost extra money or let him go and turn it over to the builder. We are letting our architect go. Our building budget does not have a place for him.

Next. we have hired a young man to clean our property. He is married with two children and unemployed at the moment. We could hire a big machine to come in and clean the property in two days, but time is not the consideration here. We will be in Wisconsin for the first two weeks of November so he can clean it while we are gone. Oh, he is family and living with my brother-in-law at the moment, so it’s money well spent.

 

The other reason for cleaning it this way is because the corn and the cactus needs to be harvested first. This will not take but a couple of days because it is harvest time. I have no desire to harvest the cactus so it is nice that there is family that will handle that step for us.

Building a house in Mexico continues

Building a house in Mexico part 2 is basic background work but it must be done before we can start to dig the foundation of the house so we thought we would share it with you.

But before we leave we would like to invite you to join our family of friends and watch as we build a house here in Mexico, using limited funds. My wife and I moved to Mexico after retirement and share our adventures and challenges on this website. We also share recipes from both of our blogs. The sign up form is at the top right of this article….We look forward to seeing you among our family of friends.

bon provecho

Maria and Bill

Visiting Our Architect In Mexico

Visiting Our Architect In Mexico

I am excited. Today among other things we have been Visiting Our Architect. We meet with him and the building contractor tomorrow at the building site to stake out the ground where we will build.