I'm Chuck Palm and my Partner in crime is David Brenner. We have been together for 26 years now. We now live in Vancouver, Washington. (near Portland, Oregon)
We are in the process of purchasing a retirement home in Patzcuaro, Mexico. Patzcuaro is a very old colonial village about 40 minutes from Morelia, Mexico. It's about four hours by car from Mexico City and the same distance from Guadalajara. It's also 3.5 hours from Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo at the coast.
We have an adorable miniature dachshund, 9 1/2 years of age, named "Knock-Knock," who is much more clever than either of us. (Or at least he thinks so...) We also have a Cockateel that is 12 years old and drives us crazy with his eternal conversations, tune cruning, and whistling. O.M.G. But we love him anyway. His name is "Mijo" (Meeho) and he is actually quite sweet.
We have hopes of moving to Mexico permanantly in the near future. There are no cruises in our near future due to the pending move. We've been on roughly 30 cruises each.