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Old 05-09-2012, 09:11 PM   #1
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If it were up to Nords and ERD50 you would think that I was either still at work or in the poorhouse. I guess that's what I get for doing the 'transparency' thing in my old 'insane emergency RE plan' thread.

Hey, at least I'm *some* sort of example.

Just a quick update. The wifey and I quit our jobs in March of last year, spent six months homeless and living in our SUV (fortunately we were towing a pop-up camper) *heh* We saw most of the major national parks in the U.S. and lots of friends and family, and then returned to our home base to spend the holidays with my parents and brother.

In February we moved to Mexico and have been living here rent-free, taking care of a very nice home and some pets. We're getting lots of sun and taking nice walks and losing weight. In August we'll live rent-free in a yoga retreat in Puerto Escondido and then move on to either Merida and/or Belize.

We have been what I call 'semi-retired' for over a year now. The money expenditures were a bit higher than we would have liked while driving around the states last year, but have settled down *very* nicely here in Chapala. We have done the occasional freelance work for extra income, and are about to add a few ebooks into the mix.

For lots of updates and pictures you can check out our blog (in my profile).

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Great. Thanks for the update.
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Old 05-10-2012, 05:28 AM   #4
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When do expect to know if Merida or Belize is the choice?
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House-sitting sounds like a perfect gig for you two, Dixonge--I imagine plenty of people are looking for someone to keep an eye on things for them. Try not to enjoy it too much .
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When do expect to know if Merida or Belize is the choice?
Hopefully by August! We lined up our current assignment only one month ahead of time and flew in and took a taxi directly to the house. If we don't find a house by then we can still visit Merida but having a home base let's us stay and play longer.

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House-sitting sounds like a perfect gig for you two, Dixonge--I imagine plenty of people are looking for someone to keep an eye on things for them. Try not to enjoy it too much .
I will have to agree, perfect! Enjoyment is contagious though
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Thanks for the interesting update.
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Can anyone supply his blog address ? Love to read it but it doesnt show up on his profile ( at least in the android app)
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Can anyone supply his blog address ? Love to read it but it doesnt show up on his profile ( at least in the android app)
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That dog in the first photo has to be the best fed Mexican dog I have ever seen.

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If it were up to Nords and ERD50 you would think that I was either still at work or in the poorhouse. I guess that's what I get for doing the 'transparency' thing in my old 'insane emergency RE plan' thread.
Hey, at least you had the wisdom to declare it "insane" and the guts to deal with the consequences of your actions... and then to post about it on the board.

Blogger e-books seem to be pretty hot these days.
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Hey, at least you had the wisdom to declare it "insane" and the guts to deal with the consequences of your actions... and then to post about it on the board.

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Funny you should mention that - we just started working on book #1 and already have a basic concept for books 2 and 3! Book 1 - We sold everything, quit our jobs and ran away from home (not the actual title) - Book 2 - Six Months in a Pop-up Camper - Book 3 - Six Months in Mexico (working titles)

I'll be sure to post whenever we get those on Amazon
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That dog in the first photo has to be the best fed Mexican dog I have ever seen.

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Funny you should mention that - we just started working on book #1 and already have a basic concept for books 2 and 3! Book 1 - We sold everything, quit our jobs and ran away from home (not the actual title) - Book 2 - Six Months in a Pop-up Camper - Book 3 - Six Months in Mexico (working titles)

I'll be sure to post whenever we get those on Amazon
Good luck with your projects. Nice avatar, too.
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dixonge,

I remember your story. Nobody can say you don't have guts.

Your path is my Plan C.

Nice blog! I will follow it.

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Puerto Escondido is very nice. Do you surf?
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Glenn, we love to follow you guys and learn about your experiences. We'll be in Mexico by the end of the year and are watching closely your experience to see where to stay for 6 months or so. With luck we'll be able to connect in person for a few cervezas and great discussion.

Good luck on the next house-sitting gig and enjoy living your dream.
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Very cool! Thanks for the update!
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We're back in Cali for a visit, but here's my 2 cents...Belize over Merida...unless it's Belize City (kind of dirty). Merida we visited a few months ago and thought it was a bit on the dirty side too. Just a big city with a very small center that we didn't think much of. Had a couple good meals, though.

Other cities we've visited is Guanajuato, Queretaro, San Cristobal de las Casas; of these, the last was our favorite, but all were nice. VERY green in the south of Mexico. We live(d) in Playa del Carmen and like the beaches and exploring the coast all the way down to Belize.

Took a visit to Caye Caulker and then a bus ride (adventure) from Belize City back to Corozal...Belize is a very green place to visit if you stay away from B.C.

If you are into snorkeling, you must go half-way from Costa Maya and Xcalak...very remote with untouched reef. Almaplena (on Google Maps, but not on satellite view)is a good landmark...put in there and swim out and north. Way cool...

Enjoy!
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