We all know those words.
|North of Puerto Vallarta before the influx of tourists|
|Puerto Vallarta 1980's|
About two in the morning there was a god-awful bang and a flash of light. I thought a revolution had started and tried to dive under the bed. Oops. The bed base was made of concrete, no room underneath for a frightened Gringa. No more sleep for me that night.
|Time-Share Hustle in Puerto Vallarta|
We started dealing on the property in June of 2006 and by January 2007 had a deal where we could now build our house. By September 2007 our fabulous local contractor Patricio Yam Dzul had the house completed, under budget and on time! We spent our first delightful winter here on Isla Mujeres from December 2007 to March 2008, arriving back in Canada on March 10th 2008 to a blinding snow storm. That's it! We were done with winter. We wanted heat! We wanted palm trees! We wanted flowers all year!
|September 2007 - Patricio gives us our house keys.|
In October 2008 we left Canada with all of our worldly possessions stuffed into the Nissan Altima and headed south to Mexico. (I confess, not all of our worldly possessions were in the car. We left 54 photo albums and Lawrie's custom-made Tuxedo stashed with family.) We love it here. We love the climate, the scenery, the people, the food. The only challenge we face is the lack of Spanish. It's a bit frustrating at times to struggle with casual conversations with our local friends.
|Living in Paradise!|
Lynda, Lawrie and Sparky
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