Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Life is getting bogged down right now.  Moving to Mexico is going to be soon...even if it is not for 2 years. We need to start taking trips to areas that may be our new home. We need to start spending time with Americans living in Mexico and hear their stories.  What were their personal challenges? What gold nuggets of advice can they give us? Today we were offered another choice...to move to the small town where my grandchildren live, Clifton, Arizona.  Robin hates small towns.  He loves living in cities with restaurants, movie theaters, exhibits, etc.. My argument for moving is this---if we are moving out of the country eventually, why not move closer to the grandkids now so that we can spend our remaining time in the states closer to them? (and their parents!)  It does costs to move but wouldn't it be worth it? This choice will require some prayerful consideration. 

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Why Wait?!

Why wait until you move to a third world country to try new and exciting culinary treats?! I could not come up with a good reason either...sooo.....I accepted the offer on Monday to try toasted grasshoppers with lemon/lime, salt and chile. The crunchy part was actually pretty good...very flavorful with a crunch...but the soft middle was a little disgusting...since it is not a piece of chocolate with a gooey inside I would have preferred the crunch to apply to all parts of the body. The point is that I met the challenge and ate it. The little critter stayed down and I was proud of my bravery. Now to face more moving challenges....

Sunday, October 17, 2010


Hello, I can't believe how long it has been since I have written on this blog!! But that is changing...I am going to keep you updated on our moving plans just in case any of you would like to join and could learn from our experiences as to what to do and what not to do. The scary thing is that moving is becoming a reality. We need to start making trips to Mexico to familiarize ourselves with the country. Thankfully many affordable buses leave from Tucson. I have looked into the cost and it is quite affordable...about $100 per person round trip from Tucson to Mazatlan...much better than flying and you get to see the country!
So come back and see what we are up to,