I was quiet about a lot of things since then and now it's time to share. Last winter while we were in Mexico we decided it was time to look for a house to buy. There were a lot of reasons and briefly they are....the RV was constantly breaking down, the truck is getting old, we didn't want to rent, we didn't want to buy or rent a condo and that left buying a house. At our age getting a new RV seemed a little silly as the time will soon come when we don't want to drive to Mexico. I won't bore you with all the details but in the end it was a long drawn out procedure for a number of reasons. Stressful dealing with all the paperwork and money transfer remotely ( we hired a nice young woman to be our power of attorney for signing} and the rest was up to us. This was a private deal but the owner did hire a real estate agent to help with the paperwork. A large part of it we just figured out ourselves by calling the notary in Mexico as well as the company handling the trust. A trust is required to buy a property within 50 km of the ocean or 100 km from the border. The land is held in trust by the bank. So...it's done and now we will have a house when we get to Mexico in the first week of November. At that point there will be lots of paperwork still to be done. Here are few pictures. We are a stone's throw from the the RV park where we have been staying for the winter for almost ten years. It is a gated complex with approximately 100 houses, two swimming pools and just across from the beach. The buses run out front and all our friends are in Mazatlan which we really love and enjoy.
Three bedroom, 2 1/2 baths, detached.
The next part of the puzzle was how were we going to travel and what would we bring with us. Obviously not the RV so that left driving and staying in motels. Not something we like but sacrifices have to be made. What about the motorcycle that has always traveled in the back of the RV? Eric tried to find a motorcycle trailer in the Terrace area but it was not to be. We will try to find one on our way home in the spring so next year's travel might be different again. In the end we decided to tow our small Jeep with the truck so we could get out and about with it while we are in Mexico. It is small enough to get into the small towns where we like to go and...we can take the top off and enjoy the fresh air and sunshine. We needed to drive the truck as we have a ton of stuff to bring with us this year. So...the truck has it's canopy on, it's loaded to the gunnels with things for the house. Ye,s the house came fully furnished right down to bedding and silverware but it didn't have all the things we wanted.
Today we shut the house down. Blew out the water lines and packed the rest of the perishables up to take to our daughter's house where we are staying tonight before we head out tomorrow. Seems like we have been packing forever.
Tomorrow we are off. First stop Quesnel, B.C where we'll overnight, then three nights in Kelowna with Eric's brother Ian and wife Linda, then on to Coos Bay, Oregon where we'll visit with friends Connie and Manny before heading south. I'll keep you posted!