Beach House In Mexico

Photos

I finally got the photos to load seems there was an issue with the local WIFI servers. So here is the family visiting my house at Punta Banda. The had a good vacation which they needed and some new memories.

 

The family; Tom, Helen, Jacob going for a ride on the beach

Tom’s Ride

Father and Son having fun on the beach

Jacob and Kay Julia

Julia receiving her Mexican Citizenship it took a lot of effort lots of Spanish classes and the hard work of a good lawyer to get all done. Now I’m a Mexican

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What’s been happening

Since the last post, I’ve been very preoccupied first with a family visit to my home in Punta Banda which is just south of Ensenada Baja Mexico. Then with health issues and my ongoing projects here in San Felipe about 120 miles south of Mexicali Baja Mexico.

First the visit with the family, I was on pins and needles as this was important to me that they have a good visit and learn to understand a little bit about why I live and love Mexico. Imagined all sorts of problems occurring like delays in their flight to San Diego and my missing their flight because I got lost in traffic or car trouble. Or, maybe some incident happening that would destroy their visit and their impression of Mexico. You see, I’m a champion worrier and prepare for the worst. As it was everything went smoothly with meeting the family; my son his wife and my grandson at the airport. We had made plans to stay at a motel in San Diego the first night because their flight arrived a bit later in the evening and I don’t like to drive at night.

The following day we drove to the border. Crossing any border these days can be a problem if you are not prepared. I’m always prepared and made sure the dear family was prepared also. It turned out to be a none event crossing into Mexico. We drove along the Pacific Coast and the sun was out showing us lovely beaches and surf; a lovely trip.

The drive is a little over two hours so when we got to my house I could tell they were tired of the ride. As soon as they saw the beach from the house they were delighted and ready for vacation mode. The family enjoyed the beach, horseback riding on it and flying a kite trying to use a kayak in the surf and just walking along the water’s edge collecting shells and other little bits that washed ashore. We dined out frequently and got to meet some of the people I know and seeing how friendly people are Americans and Mexicans. They got to ask a lot of questions about Mexico and my life in here. I was in teacher mode and loved it.

Too soon the vacation was over and we had to cross the border again this time back into the US from Mexico. Crossing through Tiajuana Mexico is arduous the wait times can be long for two hours or more. We endured a two-hour wait till we got to the Officer checking us in which we were passed through quite easily. Soon enough we were at the Airport saying our goodbyes and hugs all around. It was a nice interesting experience seeing Mexico through my family’s eyes.

I am having trouble uploading photos so that will come later in another post!

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Nov 25 At Beach House

Friday night I went out to dinner at a place called Sharky’s. It was interesting to see so many people out for dinner after thursday’s feast. Of course it was Surf and Turf night; Steak and Lobster and from the looks of it and the way folks were eating it this is a big hit with the locals. I opted for something a little smaller breaded fillet of fish with rice and veggies. Well, I don’t like steak anymore and the lobster looked too big for me. The fish was good and filling especially because it came with corn soup.

I returned home to the Beach House and spent the evening on the computer while  listening to soft music and watching the fire in the fireplace. Yes the fireplace works and I have bought some artificial logs to burn in it, looks pretty.

This morning I awoke and I heard the fog horn in the distance and sure enough the fog was rolling in, welcome to the Pacific Coast! Now I’m trying to decide to stay one more day or leave. Isn’t there a song about “Should I Stay Or Should I Go” ? Oh, here it is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BN1WwnEDWAM

Here is a picture of the fireplace in action;

Here is a photo of the fog about to roll in;

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I’d post a Photo of the fog, but what’s the point?

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Beach House Punta Banda MX

I needed to visit my new house in Punta Banda to sign some papers and to check the house out for any repairs and or improvements. I have been here since tuesday afternoon and I’m still in love with the place. The weather has been very good not to cold just cool and sunny. The sound of the waves coming ashore along with watching them is very relaxing to me. At night I can hear the waves and puts me to sleep. I find myself watching the waves for a very long time they are a great time waster.

I thought the location of the house would be good for a view of Ensenada lights at night and I was right ! This photo below doesn’t do the lights justice but it is the best I can do without a tripod and timed exposure. I have been busy shopping for the house. The house will be used as a rental from time to time so it needed a microwave oven. I got one at COSCO which is about a half hour drive from here. I also got some pillows for the couch and a few items for the kitchen.

Here is the photo of the lights at night.

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Here is a video of the waves coming ashore click on the photo to get the video.

My trip has been a successful one in that I have gotten a list of things to be done all minor and through the rental agent have someone to do it! I’m really liking this house and through the agent I have learned more about its history which explains some of its quirks. I love quirky houses 🙂

 

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Up date on Beach House

I had to go to the US to my bank to transfer the money to purchase the house. I was concerned that somehow someway the money would go astray and cause me all kinds of grief. However my worries were all for naught as everything went smoothly the owners were paid the real estate agent was paid – I didn’t cry seeing my bank balance go tumbling down and now I own the house. Just have to pay the land lease and we’re good.

Of course I’ve been playing house in my head thinking of all the things I could do with the house. I’m sure once I have spent some time there I’ll find lots of things to spend money on. My next visit I’ll bring a note pad, and measuring tape to make notes and lists of things I want to do or have done.

New homes are like new clothes you feel good in them at least for a while they lift your spirits and give a little zip to your step. The feeling is short lived but enjoyable. I do want to spend the night sometime when the weather is clear to see the lights of the city and another time when it rains or storms to see where the water flows and if there are any issues with drainage. So, on to another adventure.

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View of the beach

 

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