It seemed to me at times that this day would never come, but it has. It’s time to start documenting the process of a 61 year-old Colorado cowboy wanna-be moving himself and his Filipina/American wife to the wide open plains of Bulacan, Luzon, Republic of the Philippines.
Why, you might ask? Well some of my reasons are already common knowledge … lower cost of living, fascination with travel and all things Asian, living with a larger extended family … oh, did I mention No Frickin’ Winter (it’s 0930 on the 3rd of October and my feet are cold waiting for the damn furnace to come on … I think it’s run 30 hours or more already in less than 3 days of the month, and this is “Indian summer” *sigh*)
Aside from the reasons above, I’m bored. We have our life here in Colorado arranged so that as long as we penny pinch a bit I never have to work another day in my life. But I want to see more and do more. Some things we undertake will be a roaring success others will undoubtedly fall flat … but we’ll do them rather than sit around like so many of my age group who wait eagerly every month for their despicable AARP news letter (ask me sometime show much I despise the AARP) and wander from one senior’s early bird special to the next.
Stay tuned and I’ll document some of our trials, tribulations and successes.