A Quiet Sunday In Paradise

9 Jul

The front gate is almost complete. It’s not only beautiful but it adds another level of security, dogs in, unwanted people out.

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Pouring a foundation. Materials delivered.

We’ve been reminiscing of our early visits to this property four years ago. The non-descriptive turn off the highway gave us access to our lake-front lot. One day, out of curiosity, we drove past Teresa’s, our neighbor to our north and the trail ended in the jungle 100 yards away. We had to turn around. It was quite primitive and isolated, just the way we liked it.

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The stonework is a lovely detail.

Today, that primitive trail is a well travelled lane where we walk the dogs and guests and workers arrive to visit the houses popping up along the Laguna. We brought in electricity from the highway and sold it to our neighbors. And the games began.

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The blue wall is a great contrast to Alice’s orange house that sits behind it. 

Development is always a double edged sword. We want services such as trash pick-up and pharmacies that carry more than hair dye and nail polish. For this we need to grow the population. Hotels and tourism is booming. Everyone loves Bacalar.

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The ironwork and lights have been installed. We must clean up and do some landscaping to finish.

Which of course leads to an increase in crime. Our friend’s rental property was broken into this week while guests slept. All their electronics were stolen. Crimes of opportunity are on the rise in Bacalar as they were in Austin when we lived there. I guess we thought we could outrun it.

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Luna loves the new gate. Eventually it will open by remote control.

Our solution is to make it harder on the thieves and not to be afraid. We have house sitters for our extended times away. The dogs, as annoying as they are, do their part in alarming us of unusual activity. It’s only stuff. There is little violent crime. Living in paradise comes with a price we’re willing to pay.  DOS TORTAS

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5 Responses to “A Quiet Sunday In Paradise”

  1. Jack Scott July 10, 2017 at 3:48 am #

    A great way to look at life..

    Liked by 1 person

    • afish25 July 10, 2017 at 7:51 am #

      Thanks Jack. Being peaceful and happy no matter what is the only way to live. IMHO

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  2. LJones July 10, 2017 at 10:35 am #

    Hola Alex- could you resend? Can’t get to photos on phone – but blog isn’t in my inbox?? Would love to see pics – so enjoy your blog😍

    Lorrie Jones
    253.312.3117
    simpleserenity.com

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  3. Karen July 11, 2017 at 9:03 am #

    The fence is really pretty. I like it!

    Liked by 1 person

    • afish25 July 11, 2017 at 9:15 am #

      Now if we could just get the excess building materials cleaned up!

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