Mexico-Adventure of a Lifetime
Like many Americans and Canadians, George and Tina Puckett decided to retire to Mexico. After careful planning, they settled on Ensenada, a picturesque city on Mexico’s Baja Coast. This location enabled them to experience true Mexican life while still being within easy reach of the business they owned in the U.S
Why Mexico? Because it is a third world country right at our southern border. Make no mistake: when you cross the international border from Texas, Arizona, or California, you are entering a third world country.
Why Mexico? Because we are African Americans, and it was fascinating to live in a country where non-whites were in charge. The government is not without its problems, bribes, and corruption, but we have our share of that here in the good old USA as well.
Why Mexico? Because we could afford to live in a home a stone’s throw from the Pacific where we could watch the dolphins in the distance, see pelicans diving for their dinner, and observe the whales going south for the winter to spawn in warmer waters. We could easily afford the luxury of a weekly housekeeper and other services which were particularly costly in the US.
Why Mexico? Because the Mexican people are so friendly and accommodating. They are remarkably tolerant of the Americans trying to learn their language and even those Americans that are ignorant of the Mexican customs and traditions.
“Why not Mexico?”
My first book, “Baja Diaries-Chronicles of a Paradise Lost” was written about this 7 year period of our lives. I am currently working on a sequel to the “Baja Diaries…” The title is, “Our Sons Our Dreams.” Hopefully it will be finished by the end of January and certainly by Valentine’s Day.