How do we start? Faith in the builders of Valladolid, Mexico that they will put in a good days work and faith in our contractor, Harriet. We have seen the work that they have done and sent money down to her to proceed. It looks rough now. We are excited though and hopeful that we will be down there by January if not before. Then we should be able to select some of the “finishes” and lighting and tiles. It will not be fancy and it will be only be about 140 square meters. It will be our home to make new friends and visit new places and live on the other side of the border wall.
The city is small. About 45,000 with only about 25 expats and 25 part-time northerners. We want to learn Spanish and met some wonderful people to help us do so. (Saying the name Valladolid was not easy for us at the beginning of our first visit.)
Pam wants to help with the dogs of Valladolid. I want to keep busy with the house and getting to know about the Mayan culture as well as swimming in the cenotes and playas. There is a church in every neighborhood and we are in San Juan. We are simply looking forward to being in Mexico for 4 months, in Michigan for 4 months and traveling about 4 months.