There are so many wonderful things to say about retirement in Ajijic, Lake Chapala.
Of course we have the best climate in the world. Our cost of living is substantially better than up north. We enjoy kinder gentler times, a full infrastructure and a schedule as jam packed with an extensive choice of activities or as free as one might like.
Properties are as varied as one could possibly imagine with something for everyone at very affordable prices and if you do ever want to sell your house this is much easier than up north too.
We also enjoy visits from family and friends especially when it is cold up north. At the moment we are lucky enough to have our first grandson, Ethan Alexander, visiting with us for what we hope is at least a few months.
Our daughter gave birth in the US so he would have dual citizenship which used to be automatic for an American giving birth here but that has now changed.
She and Ethan returned to us June 19th and are now living with us with her husband and we are delighted to have them.
Now I know I sound like a first time grandmother but he truly is a wonderful boy. Ethan has the calm temperament of his mother (and her incredible deep blue eyes) and seldom cries. He is very alert and advanced for a two month old as he is holding his head up and loves to keep moving. This will be fun when he starts crawling.
Our two dogs, a golden lab and a bichon frise/poodle mix, are both very gentle with the baby for which we are very thankful.
Ethan is indeed a very lucky boy to have his mother and father now reunited and having a wonderful time as a young family. Ethan’s father is very gentle with him and Ethan looks forward to his coming through the door every evening.
Today they were going off to visit family in Chapala and I had to laugh at the preparations just to get Ethan out the door. As our daughter said “it is a process”.
We will enjoy every minute we are lucky enough to have this new family with us which is another wonderful thing about retirement in Ajijic, Lake Chapala.
Everyone always comes home to our beautiful village in the sun.