Renting vs. Buying

Renting vs. Buying

I’ve recently had some requests for information on renting during retirement instead of purchasing. Now, the best answer for me may not be the best answer for you. So, let’s look at some of the pros and cons of doing both. Have you already set up a possible budget for your retirement? One that you […]

Pay More Attention! Don’t Shift to Automatic in Retirement!

Pay More Attention! Don’t Shift to Automatic in Retirement!

Don’t get into the habit of doing everything automatically – anytime! And if you’re already there – like I was – take heed: Today I woke up at 9:30 a, and of course went to be relieved. I didn’t really feel rested, so thought I’d just lay down for another 10 minutes. Next time I […]

Mazatlan Trip, Part 10

Mazatlan Trip, Part 10

Yesterday we played and rested. How has the time flown by so quickly? In the short time we’ve been here, we have been able to see so many old friends, met new friends, and caught up on all the little personal things that we had missed. Even the hurricane, which did slow us down a […]

Mazatlan Trip, Part 9

Mazatlan Trip, Part 9

After a thoroughly relaxing day yesterday… …mainly due to being relegated to the Resort because of the hurricane, we are glad we’ve gotten so much done this week. Dick and I have gathered so much information, that today we just might relax and enjoy ourselves! I slept in until 9:30 a.m. and awoke fully refreshed, […]

Mazatlan Trip, Part 8

Mazatlan Trip, Part 8

Yesterday was a lovely day! Because most of the day we spent visiting and catching up with Mazatlan friends, even though it had started out a bit disappointing, what with us having to tolerate the rude timeshare salesman.  The day ended with us lying in bed, talking about our day, and watching the impressive lightning-show out […]

Mazatlan Trip Table of Contents

Mazatlan Trip Table of Contents

As you know, I have been writing a lot about Mazatlan lately…. That’s because Mazatlan is one of the preeminent retirement locations for seniors and expats who are looking to reduce their cost of living and live BETTER than they do now. Mazatlan has a vibrant, established English-speaking expat community, great sea food, and lots […]

Mazatlan Trip, Part 7

Mazatlan Trip, Part 7

Yesterday, Thursday, we arranged for another timeshare presentation for today, strolled around the area where Valentino’s is, and spent a big part of the evening in the Historic District, just visiting and relaxing. Our television, which has several of channels that are in English, says a Hurricane is supposed to hit Mazatlan at 5 a.m., […]

Mazatlan Trip, Part 6

Mazatlan Trip, Part 6

Yesterday we had a busy day driving around, taking pictures, strolling the wonderfully picturesque Mercado, and remembering the warnings we had heard, of the possible consequences you can experience if rain comes when you’re traveling around Mazatlan. This day is going to start with our time-share presentation for PBEB. We were first introduced to Roy, […]

Five “Must Haves” to Take to Mexico

Five “Must Haves” to Take to Mexico

Five Things You Must Take Along on Your Mexico Medical Trip We’re taking a break from our Vacation Diary today…our trip is about half way done, and I will continue the adventure – Page 6, next article.  But, today I’m happy to present an article by guest author, Deepika Garg.   Deepika has developed a list of what […]

Mazatlan Trip, Part 4

Mazatlan Trip, Part 4

Part 3 of this series featured our rental pickup at the airport, checking into Pueblo Bonita, and heading over to Poncho’s for a wonderful ending to our first day in Mazatlan, Mexico Dick and I are up early, and feeling pretty good. I think we’ve already recovered from yesterday’s flight. It is warm and a […]

Mazatlan Trip, Part 3

Mazatlan Trip, Part 3

This post is dedicated to “Charlie” – a friend to all he met, a helper to everyone who needed it. Charlie showed the world, through his daily living, what true caring for others should be. RIP. Now that we have touched down in Mazatlan, Mexico, of course there’s another long line to go through – […]

Mazatlan Trip, Part 2

Mazatlan Trip, Part 2

Part 2 of “Mazatlan Trip” My last article, the beginning of our trip to Mazatlan from L.A., ended with Dick and I passing through one of the check points – minus shoes. I also reminded you all to always keep an eye on your belongings you have to put into that plastic box that goes […]

Mazatlan Trip, Part 5

Mazatlan Trip, Part 5

Yesterday, Tuesday, was filled with a timeshare presentation, getting up-to-date prices at grocery stores, stopping at a bank, and ending the day with a plunge into the beautiful pool at our resort. Today should be another busy, yet fun day. Today has been designated my picture-taking day. I very often get so wrapped up in […]

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 […]

Merida, on the Yucatan

Merida, on the Yucatan

My first introduction to Carol Anne and Lance B., came way back in about 2007: Carol Anne & Lance B. wrote: “Hi Barbie, “We purchased a beach house and lot in Telchac Puerto near Merida and Progresso so we are interested in any info on Mexico. “ And, a few correspondences after that: “Hi Barbie, […]

Suggestions, please?

Suggestions, please?

Ever since my term as the Lady’s Club President was over, I finally have more time to myself! I bet you know that feeling. Since that time, I’ve written many, many articles… they’re sitting on my desktop, just waiting to be published. So I thought: “Why not make another website?!” My second thought was: I […]