Rancho Paradiso

25 Feb

I have lived in Texas almost 40 years. It’s one of the few places you hear of people going to their “ranch” on the weekend or for a vacation. I always wanted a ranch. In Mexico, people name their homes or property. I always wanted a home with a name. So when we found our dream property in Bacalar, Mexico, I immediately began searching my imagination for the perfect name for our future home. Rancho Paradiso (Paradise Ranch), the perfect blend of Tejas y Mexico.

Of course the first time we walked the half acre on beautiful Laguna de Bacalar, we didn’t realize that, “this was it”. Visiting the property of a fellow ex-pat (Canadian) and seeing the layout of his home and gardens gave us the vision of what we could accomplish and thus created la idea of Rancho Paradiso. My inexperienced videography doesn’t exactly show off the property in it’s best light. It’s a narrow, sloping, lake property that will need terracing. We will build a small house with lots of outdoor living and a star-gazing roof. I have hand drawn plans that are similar to the ones I was drawing at 21 when I lived in Cholula, MX. We have miles to go before we get to the building phase but for now, it’s fun to troll pintrest looking for gardening and decorating ideas. Stay tuned.

4 Responses to “Rancho Paradiso”

  1. Bettych C-H February 25, 2013 at 8:44 pm #

    Best wishes! And, happy birthday, too

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    • afish25 February 26, 2013 at 7:54 am #

      Thanks Betty, I feel like every day is my birthday these days!!

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  2. Bruce Kelley February 25, 2013 at 9:40 pm #

    Hola!
    Looks like a very nice property, right on the lake, eh? Gonna be fun to build out, looking forward to the progress reports.
    Cheers!

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    • afish25 February 26, 2013 at 7:55 am #

      Thanks Bruce, had a bit of trouble uploading the vid. Sure am learning lots about blogging. Thanks for your support.

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