Jan 21, 2009, 3:22 PM
Post #3 of 4
Interesting. Years ago when we first began researching Mexico it seemed that Saltillo would be an ideal place for retirement for several reasons: close enough to get back to Texas if we needed to, wonderful climate, modern features, interesting cultural activities, restaurants specializing in cabrito, excellent schools and universities.
We went down with our three youngest children about 20 years ago and weren't thrilled with what we found when we got there. There were acres of brand new subdivisions just like the ones back home, occupied by workers in several major automobile assembly plants, and while the weather was nice, the city at that time flooded badly when it rained. We remember one late afternoon thunder storm when we were trying to drive from a restaurant at the bottom of the hill back up to the old part of town at the top. It was a real gully-washer. A Volkswagen taxi literally floated backward onto our front bumper (a full-size pick-up) and we could not get away from him until we finally reached the top.
We did drive through a wonderful little outlying village on our way to visit the Grutas de Garcia and we strongly considered buying a piece of property there, but we weren't actually ready to commit ourselves so fully to the move at that time so we passed on the opportunity.