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!
I have to share a post I ran across today out at BoredPanda. It shows how much of different foods constitute 200 calories. Currently, I am trying to eat only 500 calories a day for two days a week and this list will be SO HELPFUL to me. This link is for a slide show to click through.
I will only post a few here, but you can go to the blog here to see the entire list.
Canned Pork and Beans (186 grams / 6.56 oz)
Grapes (290 grams / 10.2 oz) (I've been told 30 grapes = 100 calories. Is that incorrect?)
Jelly Belly Jelly Beans (54 grams / 1.9 oz) (Almost worth it. I have a thing for Jelly Bellies)
Canned Tuna Packed in Oil (102 grams / 3.6 oz) (who eats it packed in oil?)
Bailey’s Irish Cream (60 ml / 2.02 fl oz) (Actually love this stuff!)
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, …