I'm just happy as can be living here, Lakeside  Augusto 24, 2015

Link to Picasa album of our Guanajuato trip

YouTube Video

Great video from PBS about independent housing & assisted living Lakeside
This aired June 6th, 2015 and they interview my friend John Simmons

Link to International Living article on my next door neighbors - Here

Link to "World's Top 10 Cities to Retire on a Budget"HERE

Welcome to our Adventure blog.  If you are contemplating retiring and in search of alternatives, or if you are just researching Lake Chapala and our lakeside community, I hope you will find this blog interesting and informative.

We've been down here just over four years, so we are not experts by any stretch of the imagination.  But, we've enjoyed ourselves and are truly experiencing our adventure and I try to share some of that here.

We were confronted with an unplanned, early retirement in 2010, and we had to figure out where we could retire happily and still maintain a good lifestyle within our budget.  After 12+ months of research and two trips to Lakeside, we took the plunge and moved to Ajijic, Mexico in June of 2011, where the weather is fantastic, the people are great, and we can live out our adventure.

This blog tells our story from the time we arrive up to the current.  It's personal and details the fun, and not so fun times of our adventure.  If this is your first visit to the site, you will find the navigation bar on the left.  If you want to read from the beginning go to 2011, 1st year it contains our first year.  If you want to read the more you will find Year 2 under 2012, our 2nd year, and so on.  

In addition to my postings, I have included links to:  web forums that I personally used doing my research, some blogs that I find interesting and pertinent to the expat way of life, the local lake Chapala weather site maintained by a local expat, a Google map of the area with my annotations, picture links of pictures of this beautiful area, and some videos that are about the area.  I will continue to add additional links as I stumble across them.

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