We tell friends that we're "planting our grandchildren's inheritance" on our little property near Bullet Tree Village. We're trying to retire there and live a quiet life, planting Mahogany, Teak & Neem trees & learning to live off-grid.
Friday, January 27, 2012
We have a small group of wonderful friends here in Belize, but there are times that we feel very cut off from the U.S. and our past life. For some folks, that's why they're here. That's not the case for us. We came for economic reasons. We sorely miss our family and friends. What a joy it was to have a visit, albeit a short one, from our dearest, long time friends, Marge & Jack. We've known Marge since our children were in preschool together. It's scarey to realize how long ago that was. They're such delightful people. We could have spent weeks together, but we picked them up from the airport on Sunday and they returned to Florida on Wednesday. Lots to catch up on in a short time. We've had a lot of rainy weather, but Belize put on her best face for them. It magically became a little overcast (which kept it from being too hot), but no rain for their visit. It was beautiful. Art & I laughed as it started raining right after we returned home. I feel so blessed now to sit back and think about our wonderful time together and am so thankful that they continue to include us in their lives.
This blog was created by Gale as Art isn't really interested in the computer stuff. We're slowly making the transition from living in a log house we built ourselves in Bend, OR to our little place in Belize. Trying to be self-sufficient with solar power & collecting roof water. We'll see. It's difficult to leave two adult children and 5 grandchildren, but want to create a haven for them from the pressures of living in the US. Time will tell how successful we are. Hope you'll email and possibly visit us in Belize.