To the Rockies and Back…

Soooo…the last time I wrote we were on the road out west. At the time of that writing we were holed up in Edmonton. It was June, about 5c and raining sideways due to a strong north wind. The plan was to push on and take a highway that wound it’s way through the Rockies…

So…what have we been doing since we came home…?

It’s been a little over a month since we returned to Canada, specifically Winkler MB. Our son and daughter in law, Alex and Sandra have been graciously letting us stay in the basement of the house they purchased from us. Turn around is fair play… It’s a little full and the first order of business…

Direction Recalculation….

Well folks…time to let the cat out of the bag. We are coming home to Canada. We’ve had a great time here. Love the place and the people. We just love our family and what we had back home even more. Something we totally underestimated. Friends, family and the music scene we were part of…

The day has arrived…

I get asked quite often…how many more days? They’re all referring to the time remaining until Arlene arrives to join me here at Gran Pacifica. Well today is the day she leaves Winkler and flies out tomorrow. I’ve mentioned many times it was bitter sweet to leave and when I spoke with her this morning,…

Living the dream….

I’d often heard people say they were living the dream, but never really bought in. After living here in Gran Pacifica for a month, I’m starting to understand. It’s uncanny how at home I feel here. Starting to get a better handle on the information which makes talking to clients a little easier. It’s basically…

Learning Curve…

So…what have I learned so far? Mostly that I still have a lot to learn! My mornings usually consist of making some breakfast and coffee and a brief video chat with Arlene before she has to take off for work. Man, I can hardly wait til that’s over. We both loaded a countdown app on…

Getting used to a new culture…

Hi everyone! Although Arlene and I have been here on four different visits, it still takes some getting used to when dropping into a different country and setting up to stay for an extended period. Typically, a vacation has a finite number of days. You come, you relax or take tours, you eat out you…

Breaking Ground…

So imagine if you will, waking up on a sunny morning, any morning because the vast majority are sunny in all the trips I’ve been here, and seeing this…click here Construction is beginning on another grouping of beach front condos here at Gran Pacifica The longer building at the top of the picture is the…

New Beginnings…

Feb 1, 2018-02-01 NEW BEGINNINGS… So….made the leap of faith to try living in a far off land for a while. It meant quitting a job with a good steady income, selling our home, leaving family, band members and colleagues behind. Nicaragua you say….is it safe? This has to be the number one question we…

So…changes are a comin’

Sometimes when I sit down to write one of these, I review the last one so as not to repeat myself too often. Last time I wrote about looking for opportunities and taking risks. Funny that. It would appear we are looking at an opportunity and taking somewhat of a risk. We’ve often talked about…