Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Run for the border

In the process of discussing the new house, another idea emerged. What about retiring south of the border? The idea is intriguing and might change the plans for building. We might be able to opt out of the rat race a bit sooner and soak our toes in the non-Atlantic ocean a few years earlier and for a few years longer. Bick is a coast-guy at heart and baHAHAHAHA just might be a viable option.


  1. I think this is a fabulous idea... Mark and I have discussed this as an option for us as well. (even before retirement) Having not had kids, we are free to be as we please. The only people who think we are "unsettled," flakey are those in our family who just don't get it. F'em is what I say. Why should we have to live by THEIR standards? Buy a house, settle down... There is nothing that says this is a MUST DO. My dream job along the coast; purchase a hut, and a load of bycicles and rent them to the tourists. That way we get to "sit by the sea" for our day job. What do you think?

  2. my parents have friends who have done this - they are quite happy with their house (they live somewhere near Mexico City and actually are involved in missionary work) and the only problems they've encountered lately have been medical. Their doctor there seems competent enough, but when Mr. C needed a heart bypass, they chose to come back to Houston for the procedure. Just food for thought.

  3. My sister and I have looked into this quite a lot. It is affordable and they have all the big chains if you should need them. If you google Retire in Mexico you get a jillion hits. I would aim for a littler town, close enough to drive to a bigger one. You can live quite well for $1000 a month.


We'll try this for a while.