Rolly has described me and my situation almost to a "t." I followed my domestic partner here to Sonora because he could not stay legally in the USA.
My partner will not live any place in Mexico but here, however, this place would never make my short list of places to live in Mexico if I had a choice.
Even before I met my partner I was planning to retire in Mexico and was interested in Ixtapa/Zihautaneo but only because I had heard about it in a movie. I hate heat and humidity and wanted to be close to the border so I could get back to the USA easily in an emergency.
Hermosillo, this past summer, was the hottest and most humid place I have ever spent a summer in my life, including coastal Italy and Kansas. I am convinced the "H" of Hermosillo, while not pronounced, stands for "Hotter than the Hinges of Hell." And summer here, at least summertime tempertures of 90'F+, last here from mid-March until early November. Leaving precious little time for spring, fall, and winter...which, for all intents and purposes, don't occur here.
But here I am and here I will stay.
(This post was edited by JohnBleazard on Nov 11, 2008, 6:08 PM)