British Open Golf The British Open Golf Tournament (as it is more familiarly called) is underway in Turnberry, Ayrshire, Scotland. There are 2 interesting stories this year. First is Tom Watson, who is 59 years old, is at the top of the leaderboard. Tom has won this event 5 times in the past and is very much an adopted son in the old sod. Secondly, and perhaps even more surprising is that Tiger Woods missed the cut on Friday by one shot finishing 5 over par. Tiger who has
Retiring to Ajijic, Lake Chapala, Mexico I have blogged about the wonderful retirement opportunity in Ajijic, Lake Chapala but I thought it is well worth blogging about again. There have been three things that lately have, to some, put a damper on travel and retirement in Mexico and I would like to address those three issues. First, there was the global economic crisis that hit in September 2008. We opened Collins Real Estate in July 2008 and have received lots of comments ab
Wimbledon 2009 The Wimbledon Grand Slam tennis tournament for 2009 is underway in London, England. Unfortunately, we will not be watching it on TV due to the last round of the U.S. Open Golf which is being played today. The U.S.Open has been fraught with bad weather but they are coming down the finishing stretch now with the favorite, Phil Mikelson 1 back of the leader Lucas Glover. Roger Federer is looking for his 15th major title at Wimbledon this year and a return to th
Twitter.com There are many benefits to living in Ajijic, Lake Chapala, Mexico. One of my favorites is becoming more familiar with the internet and all it has to offer. It was not too long ago that all I could do was send and receive emails and do a letter. I very much wanted to learn more and I am happy to say I accomplished that goal. Facebook.com is one of my favorite sites and I have reconnected with many friends and get in touch with them and family through shared pictu
CFE in Ajijic, Lake Chapala, Mexico Well, as I wrote about on Monday, the rainy season would indeed appear to be upon us. Last night we had another amazingly dramatic thunder storm which woke my husband, myself and the dogs. When I woke up I was wrapped in a maze of white gauzy cotton because for some inexplicable reason my husband had lowered the mosquito netting we have suspended above our bed. I thought this was a lovely romantic touch for our bedroom but apparently my hu
The Rainy Season is Upon Us April in Ajijic, Lake Chapala was very pleasant. Most of May was lovely too. However, it did start to get a little warm towards the end of May and June brought the heat with a vengeance. I don’t know why I bothered to go to the hairdresser during this time as the heat had caused my hair to fall flat before leaving the salon. In the past the hunt for fans was quite a challenge unless you went to Guadalajara as all the fans lakeside flew off the s
Wrestling in Guadalajara, Mexico Okay, so the title of this blog is misleading.
In a format like this you would expect it to be about the decision to move here or not.
Sorry but that’s really up to you.
What I want to talk about was my son’s decision to go into Guadalajara and catch some
professional wrestling action. I have a friend who’s mother thinks pro wrestling is legit but is convinced they faked the moon landings. I think it needs to be said here that my son has n
The People of Mexico What I’ve always loved most about Mexico is how warm and friendly the people are. The Mexican culture is very family oriented. In the United States and Canada children can’t wait until their 18th birthday, making them legally able to flee their homes and become independent. While there is nothing wrong with wanting some independence, I believe that children leaving home at such a young age lose some of their family values. In Mexico, most children, esp
Potable Water from Ajijic, Lake Chapala, Mexico Clean drinking water is a problem for many countries all over the world. Here in Ajijic, Lake Chapala we are very fortunate to have many sources of clean drinking water. When we were first here 15 years ago we were told that most companies that sold bottled water got their water from the lake. This, of course, was not good news but after extensive research we learned that Aga Pureza could be trusted and their water was pure. We
Recycling in the Ajijic, Lake Chapala, Mexico Area. Our avid recycling family and friends in Canada have always thought it was criminal that we do not recycle in the Ajijic, Lake Chapala, Area. Once many years I was able to proudly report that our children were involved in a recycling program at their school and perhaps we would start recycling after the success of that program. We have had a few false starts with the current trash program here I Ajijic, Lake Chapala but it w
French Open Predictions Many people enjoy the many tennis facilities in Ajijic, Lake Chapala. They also enjoy tennis on TV and right now we are coming to the close of the clay court season which once again the world’s #1 Rafael Nadal has dominated. We are coming up to the end of the first week of the French Open at Roland Garros in Paris, France the second of the 4 majors of the year. Rafa won the first major which was the Australian Open in January. The question now is can h
How will the 2009 Rainy Season effect Lake Chapala Lake Chapala is Mexico’s largest freshwater lake and is located 45 km southeast of Guadalajara. It is 1,524 meters above sea level. It is 80 km eat to west and 18 km from north to south. The largest island in Laka Chapala is Isla de los Alacranes (Scorpion Island) and it is a great tourist attraction. Lake Chapala is fed by Rios Zula, Huaracha and Duero and is drained by Rio Santiago. Many people believe that Lake Chapala
Guanajuato Street Photo Living in the Ajijic, Lake Chapala area there are many little side trips to some of the colonial cities near by, that you have to visit! I celebrated my birthday this Saturday and thought I would love to see more of my surroundings. I have lived in Mexico for a number of years now, and have yet to travel outside of my Ajijic box to see some of the charming little towns nearby. Friday morning we packed our bags and we were off to Guanajuato! I had he