It has been about one month sice David and I have moved from Vancouver, Washington to Patzcuaro, Mexico. All has gone well so far and our six day driving adventure went off without a hitch. Here is a short update:
>We are renting a one bedroom casita until September 22nd or so. Then we will be returning to the U.S. to collect our furniture and belongings. We had to wait on this part because we needed to complete our FM2 immigration paperwork which is now complete. We are full fledged emmigres as we speak. We will have FM2s for five years after which we will be allowed to become Mexican citizens.
> We will be renting a beautiful home with two master bedroom suites, five patios, two dining rooms, (one insise and one outside) and a spectacular view of the valley, lake Patzcuaro, and the island of Janitzio.
We will be in this rental while our permanent digs are being built. This will take a little less than a year.
> We have met with the builder and the architect for our new home. It will be slightly less than 3000 square feet and will be a hacienda style colonial home. Every room will have double french glass doors facing the colonade and the large central courtyard patio. There will be two master suites, one upstairs (for now) and another downstairs for guests and also for when we get older and can no longer navigate stairs. The plans are beautiful and we are thrilled with the progress to date. A large gourmet kitchen will be in the center of the house and will also look out to the colonade and patio. The patio will have a traditional cantera fountain in the middle and high walls and the colonade surrounding the patio for privacy..
David and I are both taking to retirement quite well as is Knock-Knock, our miniature dachshund. We have met many wonderful people and have social commitments almost every night with Mexican citizens and expatriates as well.
All is good and I will check back in a few days. I hope all of our cruisemate friends are doing well. I guess it is almost time for my comida (lunch) and a little afternoon siesta. Bye for now!