People always ask "How did you find Rocky Point?" So, here's the story.
In 2009 I started looking for a warm beach where my husband and I might some day be able to live on our social security income. At the time, we were living in Seattle, and operating our private investigations business.
We discussed several Central American countries where the cost of living is very reasonable. However, we wanted to continue managing our Seattle based business, and returning to Seattle from Central America would be a long and expensive proposition.
One day while my husband was enjoying a cool one at his favorite Seattle pub, a few of his buddies were discussing the idea of a beach retirement spot. One of the guys suggested that we look at San Felipe' (he loved the fishing there). Well, I was not impressed with San Felipe' (on the Internet), but just accross the Sea of Cortez, I found Puerto Penasco, and it looked great!
So, in September of 2010, we came to Rocky Point for a long weekend. Yes, it was VERY HOT and humid, but we thought it would be good to see it at its worst. Even so, we fell in love with the place instantly, and decided not to wait for retirement to move here. We arrived on a Friday, and signed a long term lease on Sandy Beach on Saturday.
The following Monday, around September 12th I believe, we returned to Seattle. By October 30th, we had sold or donated everything we owned, other than our clothes, computers, art work, kitchen necessities and a few linens, and on October 31st, 2010, we arrived in our new home, Rocky Point.
I've always considered myself a "city girl", having been born in the San Francisco Bay Area. And like most ex-pats, my first experiences with "Mexican time" were frustrating. The sooner one comes to understand that manana doesn't necessarily mean tomorrow; it just means not today, the more relaxing life becomes. Now, I adore the slower and friendlier pace of Rocky Point, and can't imagine returning to my previous life.
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