Living in Mexico – Settling In

17 Jan

It is the dream of many to retire to a tropical climate in Mexico. After years of saving, research, and selling off our home and possessions in Austin, Texas, Dos Tortas came to be. Our blog tells the story of living on lovely Laguna Bacalar, the second largest lake in Mexico, for two and a half years in preparation for construction. Welcome/bienvenidos to our home….


Stages of construction.

We purchased the lakefront property in 2012. It was a rough sloping lot with potential, close enough to the town o Bacalar to ride our bikes to the mercado.


25 meters x 100 meters (.62 acres)

There were many hoops to jump through in order to build in an environmentally sensitive area. An impact study was not in our thoughts as we signed a purchase contract.


We’re hanging pictures!

Dreams of our crystal blue lake, swimming “out back”, kayaking, and boating danced in our heads. We could see the end result but did not explore adequately the process to get there. But that is behind us as we settle into our new home. In Mexico!


Our new “couch” was installed on Friday.


The fountain near the outdoor bathroom is trickling down the rock face.

There are interior details that have yet to be completed. A rooftop patio is on the drawing board. We have enough projects and gardening to keep us busy for a long time. Stay tuned.



10 Responses to “Living in Mexico – Settling In”

  1. LJones January 17, 2016 at 11:08 am #

    I LOVE your home!! Congratulations – and love to you both. See you in late March:)

    Liked by 1 person

    • afish25 January 17, 2016 at 12:14 pm #

      The weather has been so lovely. See you soon.


  2. Becky Engram January 17, 2016 at 11:19 am #

    Enjoying your blog!


    • afish25 January 17, 2016 at 12:15 pm #

      Hey girl, good to hear from you. Life is good?


  3. Amy Lifton January 17, 2016 at 6:08 pm #

    SIMPLY FABULOUS! I”m so happy for you!

    Liked by 1 person

    • afish25 January 17, 2016 at 7:02 pm #

      Thanks Amy. If you ever need to get away from the chill…


  4. Garth January 18, 2016 at 1:03 am #

    Love you much0!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Pam Needham January 22, 2016 at 6:06 pm #

    How wonderful! Congratulations! Thanks for the pics!


    • afish25 January 23, 2016 at 6:49 am #

      Hey Pamela, life is good and the adventure continues…


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