Nov 11, 2009, 12:00 PM
Post #3 of 15
Read the full blog entry, read your statements.
And I'll add my own.
There are times I long to return to the US. Ten years down here, and one gets worn out, the lack of certain niceties: NPR, libraries, bookstores, well paved roads.
Then I hear an osprey call, or two frigate birds fight over a fish, and I remember why I left, and why I came to Baja Sur.
Can someone live in the US and stay out of the corpacracy?
I did it. I owned my own mortgage company, I helped the square pegs( same sex couples, minorities, single women) of Silicon Valley society buy homes, and did it fairly and honestly.
Am I completely happy and satisfied here? No? Would I be completely happy and satisfied back there? No.
High quality affordable medical care, and the low cost of medicines are enough to keep me here. Add to that friends who invite us to all of their family events. The main street of town runs along a white sand beach. It is rare to need a sweater here. Fresh fish delivered to my door. And I remember why I left and came to Baja Sur.
In ten years very few of our old Silicon Valley friends made it down here, they were always too busy. Now they have the time, but not the money.
On the beach in La Paz
Author of Margarita Mind Series of Books about Mexico
Book #1 now available: www.MargaritaMind.com