It has been one year since Linda and I arrived at the Cancun airport with 99% of our worldly belongings stuffed into four suitcases.
When we arrived, we both had lofty expectations of what it would be like to like in the Riviera Maya. I imagined taking catnaps on empty white sand beaches, swapping stories with locals at swing bars, and sipping cold beer next to the turquoise waters of the Caribbean. Basically, I imagined living inside of a Kenny Chesney video.
As silly as that sounds, that basically describes our life here in Mexico. We live a very stress free, laid back Caribbean lifestyle on a limited budget. There is no way — short of winning the lottery — that we would have ever been able to afford this lifestyle if we had stayed in the United States. And although we have fewer possessions, we lead much richer lives.
The Year in Review
Here are a few random pictures taken over the last year:
Let’s Wrap This Up
When we arrived in Mexico, we told ourselves that we would give it one year and then we would decide whether or not we would make it our permanent home. Well, that time has come and in case it is not obvious enough — we are not going anywhere. We love our new life in Mexico and wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world. We are excited to see what adventures await us in the years to come.
A special thanks to all of you who take a little bit of time out of the day to read our blog.