May 25, 2005, 9:50 PM
Post #54 of 54
I'm Ron. I've written a thing or two, but not much. I live and work in Oregon. I have a Ph.D and am an educational researcher. I am married and have been for 27 years. We vacation in Mexico - on the Caribbean coast. We prefer staying at small hotels when we do, and have done so on the beach road (Boca Paila) south of Tulum, in Playa del Carmen and on Isla de Mujeres.
With each successive vacation we have strayed farther from the tourist parts of places we have stayed. On the last one we spent time in a condo in a mixed ex-pat / Mexican neighborhood. We are considering moving to Mexico when we retire. As much as we have enjoyed the Caribbean coast, I suspect the summers may be too hot and the costs going up too rapidly for our tastes. Also, when I asked an ex-pat there about theatre, he replied "Yes, we have movie theaters." Some cultural events are nice.
We still have a lot of exploring to do. While some will get done before we finagle early retirement, much of it will wait until then. It is difficult to take several months off while working, but I have hopes of doing a sabbatical of 3 months in a couple of years, followed by retirement a couple of years after that, give or take a year or two (depends, you know, on things like investements and property appreciation here).
I think we could live happily in Mexico, but you never know, ya know, until more time is spent there. There are issues with the language, particularly for Kathy, who speaks no Spanish at this time. We are somewhat adventuresome and have good senses of humor.
I, unlike Jennifer, am a liberal who is unhappy with the electoral results in the USA. That is all right as long as we get to take turns being unhappy :).
I flunked show and tell in kindergarden. I hope the above is worth a C, anyway :)
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