It's hard to say exactly how long I've officially livedhere. It's getting close to five years ago that I first came to this city and in a few short months was in the process of moving in but still had a job NOB with months of accumulated vacation time to burn off and enough low-priced dental work to do here to justify burning up much of my accumulated sick leave as well. It was about a year and a half to be fully retired and then a house to sell before the market would collapse. I had many trips back and forth, fortunately there is an internationl airport here, staying here weeks and months at a time but eventually everything was done and I have not left Mexico in well over two years now and no desire to leave or ever go back NOB.
I also had thoughts about going to Chapala first to mainstream into Mexico before moving on, visited there and liked it OK, but had a friend in California that brought me here. He had a lot next to his sister's house to build on and someone close by to keep an eye on all it while I was away, so ended up here in Michoacán in its capitol city.
Part of the attraction here is being very close to Lago de Pátzcuaro where Vasco de Quiroga organized the local pueblos, each having a particular trade suited to its area, and the town of Pátzcuaro as the trade center. That gives me plenty of day trips to make to poke around these pueblos, which could take the rest of my life, some towns being very close by and others a bit further. Living in the city generally keeps me well-occupied on a daily basis but I've been known to spend some time on the coast, about a three-hour drive, or rent a hotel room in Pátzcuaro for some leisurely poking around day and night.
No regrets. But now I also rent a house downtown in order to be in the middle of all that's happening in addition to owning the other newer home in a less exciting area of town, but it's very close to the Monarcas home stadium, less than a klic so about a ten-minute walk, so that house still gets used when futbol is the agenda or just want a different place to hang out.
(This post was edited by Peter on Dec 21, 2009, 1:14 PM)
Post edited by Peter
(Veteran) on Dec 21, 2009, 1:14 PM