An important date in my mind and one that I will probably always remember. That is the day we crossed the border into Mexico and saw our new home for the first time. The joy and excitement of seeing the things in reality that we had been looking at pictures of, for a very long 10 months or a year of research was amazing. I will never forget that feeling of recognizing views and buildings that we had only seen in pictures before.
At that time there were not the blogs about living in Mexico that there are today. I remember finding Billys blog and Johns blog and not too many more. Their information helped; but a lot of it differed from our area. I think the people thinking of heading south now are very fortunate to have all the information that is available now from the many, many well written blogs about Mexico. It was difficult to find much information about Guaymas as it is not your average tourist destination, San Carlos yes; Guaymas not so much. We wanted to have a more down to earth experience for our 6 month winter in Mexico. Yes, I said 6 months. We had only intended to be down here for the winter, we were not retired we just wanted to escape 1 cold winter which we both hated. When the beginning of January came around we both realized that we didn't ever want to live through another winter in Canada. We sat down and spent a lot of time crunching numbers and thinking hard about trying to stay for an extended amount of time. After many hours of this we decided to give it a try, after all, as someone very close to me used to say, "the Lord hates a coward".
The end of March came and we headed back to Canada, we rushed around frantically and sold everything that wouldn't fit in our small car and on July 1, 2006 we re-entered Mexico for the foreseeable future. I don't say forever as you never know what life will throw into your path in the future.
I have to say that 99.99% of the last 5 years has been great and that we have no regrets about what we did back then. We are both happy and content, perhaps too content as we intended to see more of the country than we have so far. It seems when we think about travelling we now just seem to be too lazy to do it. I guess we have adopted the mañana attitude.
So today we celebrate our 5 th anniversary of living in Mexico and Guaymas. Hope everyone has as great a day as we will.
This is also Thanksgiving weekend in Canada so we want to wish everyone there a wonderful weekend. We all have much to be thankful for today and everyday.