Billy and Akaisha on
the southern shore of Lake Chapala
2010 starts our
20th year of retirement.
Sometimes we look back and
question our decision to retire early...for about half a minute. Once that
fleeting thought has left our heads we either look forward to our next adventure
or back at the all the places and experiences we have had through these last two
decades. Gratitude wells up for all we have seen and shared with others. At age
57 we are not getting any younger. Today we have more aches and pains than
we did twenty years ago and the recovery from them seems slower. Still, the wanderlust and
curiosity that started it all is alive and well.
ourselves in Chapala, Mexico,
riding out the economic uncertainties, this location has been our
travel hub. Already in our next adventure, we are slowly moving down
Pacific coast of
Mexico, using water therapy (a.k.a. body surfing) to sooth our bodies
and souls. From here we plan to travel into
re-entering Mexico via the
Yucatan and finally returning to Chapala.
We expect this trip,
moving at a snailís pace, to take the
better part of
three months. Youíre
welcome to join us at any location along the way, and who knows? We may set up
another base somewhere that we have yet to discover and stay longer.
If you are interested in
joining our journey, drop us a line and we will coordinate our travel with yours
and give you the information necessary to make the connection.
When this trip is
completed, our plans are to return to the
States and re-pack for an extended stay in
Asia. At least that's the way we see it today.
After 20 years of
wandering the globe, searching for the perfect taco in Mexico, jerk chicken on
Nevis, West Indies, or the best massage in Thailand, we are still together and
going strong. That in itself is worth celebrating!
You, as our readers, mean
a great deal to us. Hearing from you and meeting you has been a real thrill and
a terrific exchange.
Thank you for your
continued support and well wishes. We encourage you to
matter how many people tell you it's impossible. We wouldn't be where we are
today, if we believed the naysayers. Be flexible if you must in the description
of your goals, and keep moving forward.