Mazatlan Trip, Part I

Mazatlan Trip, Part I

Dick and I flew into the Los Angeles airport and visited with son Stephen, for a couple days on this vacation, before heading on down to Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico. Monday, the day of our flight to Mexico, Steve drove us to the LA airport. We easily got there by 8:45 a.m., even in the early […]

Retirement on the Horizon?

Retirement on the Horizon?

Dick and I were discussing retirement a couple of days ago and how we are so thoroughly enjoying this part of our lives and how very lucky we feel every day to be at this point. Then we started remembering the many, many involved, sometimes stressful steps that brought us here. I do understand retirement […]

iPads, iPods and Websites, Oh My! Plus An Email From A Reader

iPads, iPods and Websites, Oh My! Plus An Email From A Reader

My youngest son just gave me an iPad. Oh yes, it’s Chris’ first one – he bought the very first iPad when it first came out. And now, last week, of course with the New iPad out, he had to get the new one because the new one is faster and more powerful for his […]

Retirement Decisions

Retirement Decisions

Retirement decisions are sometimes difficult.  Your whole life will probably change when you are no longer heading out the door of your home at least 5 days a week to head to that job you may have had for years.  When the time comes near, there are many, many decisions you are going to have […]

Keep Those Guys On Their Toes! + an email

Keep Those Guys On Their Toes! + an email

Don’t let him be bored – color your hair! Dick has never been sure just what color hair his wife would have when he came home. You see, I have very curly, unruly hair – always have had. So, I’ve always done my own hair – the cutting, the coloring, etc. Yes, there have been […]

Coupons and Cars

Coupons and Cars

I thought I wanted to talk about coupons and saving money tonight… Coupons have become a way of life for Dick and me, especially since retirement. Dick and I have always been very aware that it isn’t what you make, or bring home, it’s what you do with that! And, since neither of us were […]

Earthquake & Driving to Mazatlan Email

Earthquake & Driving to Mazatlan Email

Hello!  Well, there was quite an earthquake in Mexico – March 20, 2012 – yet another one… If you think earthquakes are rare, you’re going to be so surprise – visit this site: http://neic.usgs.gov/neis/qed/ Our world,(at the approximate age of 4 1/2 Billion years old and expected to reach the grand old age of 8 Billion years, […]

Say Goodbye To Those Winter Blues

Say Goodbye To Those Winter Blues

Some like it hot!  Almost everybody hates cold, gloomy weather. Now say goodbye to snow and say hello to nice warm weather and beautiful clear skies…   I’ve taken information from a couple of email I received through this site for this article – I think they both have some very important information for any […]

Planning To Retire In Mexico? + Video of Sealions

Planning To Retire In Mexico? + Video of Sealions

 “Yes, retirement is coming – sure as the sun is coming up tomorrow morning.  And just like that magnificent event, retirement is something you should really look forward to – and thoroughly enjoy! Because retirement should mean “the beginning of the rest (the best) of your life”.” Barbie Parks This doesn’t mean that the day […]

Exploring Mazatlán by Car

Exploring Mazatlán by Car

You know, it’s one thing to *read* about Mazatlán. It’s a completely different matter to *see* it for yourself, right? So I took this quick video for you of Mazatlán while my husband, Dick, and I were driving around town. You’ll see McDonalds, Applebee’s, the ocean and a whole lot of other familiar places. You […]

Discount Cards for Seniors

Discount Cards for Seniors

Discount Cards For All Seniors Legally Living in Mexico I’ve already presented to you, an article about the INAPAM discount cards.  I had so many emailed questions and so much interest in discount cards, here’s a bit more information about them. Your local DIF office (Desarrollo Integral de la Familia), in the State where you […]

Happy New Year 2012

Happy New Year 2012

Happy New Year… Hi. Barbie here. The New Year is upon us already! Boy, the year sure has gone by fast –again. Dick and I and Griffy, too, hope you and your loved ones had the most wonderful Holiday Season, and wish for all of you, Blessings Galore in the New Year.   I’m sending […]

Mexico Update, Xmas, 2011

Mexico Update, Xmas, 2011

Hello! Bet everyone in the south is enjoying the change…  …a wonderful break with this great cooler weather!  Finally, I can wear a couple of sweaters now and then! We all know the hot season will end every year about this time, but, sometimes I think we all deserve a badge of some kind for just […]

IMMIGRATION

IMMIGRATION

Immigration Something for all of us to think about – immigration: In Arizona, Texas, and other states along the United States of America’s southern border, there is an ongoing dispute about illegal aliens – illegal (against a law), alien (a resident born in or belonging to another country who has not acquired citizenship) (distinguished from […]

What a World – Your Computer Can Read Out Loud to You!

What a World –  Your Computer Can Read Out Loud to You!

 Free Books That Your Computer Will Read to You! Holy Cow!  I just discovered something!!  I had to run out to the garage – where I can almost always find Dick working on one project or another – and have him come in to see!    Adobe Reader will now  read any PDF file out loud […]

PERMIT & VISA for MEXICO

PERMIT & VISA for MEXICO

New changes are on the horizon for Retirees and others, who want to move to Mexico, either part-time or full time. Don’t panic, but do read this article! Enjoy! Dick and I wish you a wonderful day. Barbie

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