I want to ride with each of you in all those great places. Beaches, lakes, valleys, hills, woods and huge open spaces. The other thing is most of you have friends to ride with and have a good time. (But I don't have to worry about all that white stuff, getting 7 cords of wood in for the winter, storing hay and all that other fun stuff.
I know lots of people with horses but they are in the Circle Club or stay in safe and secured areas. So it's me, my wife and/or Amado going out on adventures and meeting the people up in the hills that other Gringos never get near.
We used to be able to go out every day and take a different trail 7 days a week. But most trails have been fenced off so we have to trailer further and further. But what the heck. New adventures and new friends.
I'll try to remember what has been posted but like some others, a lot for my old head to hold and my Dengue Fever has returned for the 3rd time… so my wit is a little… not so witty. Being able to just sit, see and read makes me feel so much better. Thanks.
Bob is a Brazilian made Taurus 9 mm. That's the largest legal caliber that you can get as a private person. U.S. $3,000. For the gun, tests and two licenses; one to own and one to carry. Drug test and re-new every year. Must be carried concealed, that's why I wear long shirts outside my pants. I use a holster cause it's real difficult riding with it stuck in the front of my pants AND so many stories about them going off and men have to water the lawns sitting down. And yes, I have pulled up my shirt several times as a deterrent, drawn it twice in a defensive stance and fired it a few times as a warning. All at two legged varmints. NO problem in the hills and out-back areas. Only in the "civilized" areas have we had trouble and security for our place is a high priority. No way could we leave our horses out overnight.
So AlexS. Living in a 3rd World paradise come with a price tag. And over the 10 years of living here full time, the price keeps getting higher and instead of moving into a 2nd world place it has been galloping toward …. You don't want to know.
Ya want to see what it takes just to keep the electric on?
And I've re-done old New England homes and old boats too. It's a lot of work but can be so rewarding when you are done if you are doing most of it yourself. I wish you luck with that and all you do.
I'll work on another smaller presentation about what it takes to live in paradise if you wish.
City water pressure...when we have it.