Have you ever dreamed of living south of the border? We have. And we are going to do it! Although we've vacationed in Mexico many times, we only recently visited the Merida area, where we want to live. This blog is about that trip, about our plans and preparations to move, and eventually, about LIVING THERE. We can't wait!
My husband, my self and our three dogs are currently living in Brisbane, Australia. We moved here for my husband's job. I am also working here, at a contract job that will be over at the end of May. We're not sure how long we will stay in Oz, but it's a beautiful place. I'm trying to soak up this culture and capture its beauty while I can. So, today, I'm going to share a few of my photographs of Australia with you.
When we first arrived we went antiquing. I wondered what that experience would be like over here. Great. One undeniable fact about Australia is that it's British as all get-out.
Bush Turkeys are everywhere. All animals are protected, but around Thanksgiving and Christmas I was wondering how they taste.
We love going for walks in the botanical gardens. And they have a thing over here for botanical gardens.
This is our house in Australia. Not a typical Queenland house, but we are really enjoying it. Especially the pool
One of the best things about where we live here is that we're close to the ocean. We're from Oklahoma in the U.S., which is a very long way from the ocean.
This picture and the one before are taken on Bribie Island, about an hour's drive from our house.
I have so many more picture to share, but gotta jump in the pool, swim my laps and get some work done on this lazy Sunday down under.
As you probably know, we are preparing to move to Mexico (CANNOT WAIT!). What we are doing on line right now is part of that preparation.
We are blogging about our life and our preparation to move to Mexico. We are both partially retired and trying to get our ducks in a row. We hope to sell our house here and move down in the spring.
We have been trying to find YouTube videos of Mexico for years now and have about run out of ones to watch, which is why we plan to make our own to share with YOU when we get down there. Our plan is to first rent in Merida and then travel around Mexico deciding where we really want to live. We may very well end up in the Merida area, but we want to be SURE before we buy. Plus we can't wait to explore our new country/home. When we buy and get settled we want to travel a little farther afield, especially Cuba and the Caribbean!
But recently, we came upon a treasure trove of Mexican videos: Young people vlogging through Mexico. How had we missed them be…
In my first blog about drones, I explored some reasons why I want to own a drone and do some photography, for either fun or profit. There are many commercial opportunities as well if you want to go down that path. Drones are in use now in many of the recent natural disaster zones as discussed in https://www.faa.gov/news/updates/?newsId=88770.
In this blog, I want to explore some reasons why I think it is a good idea to get some training under your belt and to prepare and sit for a sUAV (Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) or drone license.
Undoubtedly the most important reason to get an sUAV license is SAFETY!
Can anyone deny the fact that driver training is a good thing before anyone gets into the driver’s seat of a car? We expect drivers we encounter at the next intersection to not only know the rules of the road, but to also obey them. The same thing applies to piloting an airplane, an 18-wheeler or captaining a cruise ship.
But do you need a license for a drone? Some drones are l…
When we visited the Yucatan, we decided to visit a hangout we'd often heard mentioned on the expat forums, but when we finally located it, we discovered that new management was taking over and the building was being remodeled. Alas. We'd missed our chance.
The new manager, however, recommended La Playa in Chelem to us, so we took off in search of this restaurant we'd never heard of. We found it. It was down a drive lined with old picturesque boats and palm trees.
The outside was not what we expected, just because we aren't yet used to the real Mexico. But we decided to try it. It was probably originally a motel, and we peered into the empty rooms as we walked past the fishing boat in front of the main building.
Two young Mexican men walked out to greet us and led us into the restaurant. We were the only customers on that weekday mid afternoon.
We could see through to a table perched right by the ocean and asked to be seated there. Where the restaurant is located, …