GOOD BUY EXUMA, HELLO MEXICO
I Would like to start off by letting every one know that I am no longer connected to the Exuma Project, or its developer Paul Ceglia. If you have further questions, please feel free to contact me.
With that said, lets move onward and upward, to Mexico. Thanks to good friends, We have been introduced to a wonderful part of Mexico, one that we have missed on previous trips. We are now staying in the Lake Chapala Area. Lake Chapala lies about 45 minuets south of Guadalajara. The lake is about one mile above sea level, 50 miles long and 20 miles wide. The average temperature is 69 degrees, all year long, no one has a thermometer, for there is no reason to, everyday is beautiful. The people are wonderful, friendly and willing to help with any questions you may have. Of course Spanish is the native language, but many speak at least a little English. The area also boast of a large population of Expatriates mostly from the US and Canada. They blend well and you can find comfort in knowing that they are readily available to answer your questions and guide you in interesting directions.
The Expats are here for all the obvious reasons--great, affordable health care, perfect weather, cheap cost of living, incredible produce and fresh seafood. There is much to do, no room for boredom, a great place to get healthy. They will quickly point out that they could not afford to retire with such luxury back home. Webster defines Expatriates, as some one that is not living in the country of their origin. Now, if you think about it for a minute, The US and Canada were founded by Expatriates, so think well of Expats. ;-)
I recently had an interesting thought, the Expat's are flocking here cause they can't afford to live up there and the Mexicans are flocking up there, cause they can't afford to live down here Hummmmmmm. You can thank your legislators for providing them with all the incentives to lure them north, so stop whining about them.
Since things didn't work out in the Bahamas, the plan "B" for Barb and I is to explore some new destinations here in Central America and share our explorations with those that may be interested. Beautiful Lake Chapala is our first destination, and a darn good one at that. We have met some wonderful World Travelers that have been "every where" and have concluded that, after weighing in all the factors, this is "The Place to Be". At this point we are inclined to agree with them (at least till the snow melts at our beloved Holler). But if you know us at all, we also feel obligated to look just over the next mountain, keeping open the option to return to wonderful Lake Chapala. So, stay tuned for the next blog, in which we plan on doing some documenting of local construction and Architecture. This place is booming in a good way.