Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Mexico Popocatepetl Blasts Out Ash




The Popocatepetl volcano spewed ash more than a kilometre into the sky four times on Tuesday, Mexico's national disaster prevention agency said.

It said there was a possibility ash could fall on to Mexico City overnight.

The agency was urging people to stay at least 12 kilometres from the crater.

The 15,450-metre volcano (26,242 ft.), pronounced po-po-ka-TEH-peh-tel, is located about 65 kilometres southeast of the Mexican capital.

Retirement & Second Homes in Mexico 2011…A “half full or half empty” market?

Retirement & Second Homes in Mexico 2011…A “half full or half empty” market?

"6,000,000 retired Americans will live in Mexico by 2025. That equates to an increase of 4,000,000 retirees over the next 14 years."

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Mexico Behind the Scenes: An Exclusive Interview with an Intelligence Operative – Part 1 | Mexico Premiere

Mexico Behind the Scenes: An Exclusive Interview with an Intelligence Operative – Part 1 | Mexico Premiere

Talk about unintended consequences, to be polite, or just plain planning, " ...(the) retired “case officer” and still a member of the intelligence community at the highest levels" says it all started with NAFTA!

CostaBaja Resort & Spa – La Paz, Mexico

Never been to La Paz.  This looks interesting!


Room rates at CostaBaja in La Paz seem reasonable for room with a king sized bed.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Mexico's president becomes TV adventure guide


President Felipe Calderon and Peter Greenberg walking on beach in Cozumel while filming Mexico the Royal Tour, Photo credit: Robert Landau

Mexico's president becomes TV adventure guide

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Agreeing To Leave?



Every time we get together with the two of our best friends, this time for dinner to celebrate her 61st birthday, the topic always turns to moving to Mexico. We all want to sit with our toes in the sand and experience the warmth that we will miss so much in the approaching fall and winter.

Having a business and a lease has stopped us in the past, but now the economy has outlasted our ability to feed a losing furnishings business. By August 31st, we will have liquidated our inventory and closed our doors. My wife will have to find another job, so we can continue paying the mortgages and buying food other than cat food to eat. That's her fear, that she'll have no money and have to eat catfood to survive. I always say that catfood is better than having to eat kitty litter.

We were asked, "Why don't you just sell the house and your stuff and leave? At least sell the house and rent an apartment, forgoing all the expenses associated with home ownership." That's a darn good question. It's probably fear on her side and inertia on mine. I think we all agreed last night, them in a wine-induced fog, to pack up and leave. We'll see what the next few days brings.