Wednesday, November 9, 2016

The Journey to Mexico

It's a rough time for us right now.  Trump won the presidential election in the USA, and the House and Senate are his same party.  If you're happy for that I envy you.  You're not having to go through the chest pain and nausea I'm suffering right now. 

My mother and I are Hispanic.  My brother is a Muslim.  I rely on Obamacare to survive without a large intestine and with bone cancer.  For me, this election is horrifying.  It may affect me and my mother's lives in a terrible way.

Many people say 'if x candidate wins I'm moving to Canada/Mexico.'  They often don't do it, because to do it would me selling homes, tearing up roots, losing jobs, dealing with school issues for their children, and so on. 

For me, moving to Mexico means driving our house on wheels a few hundred miles. 

Of course, it's more complicated than that, but not anywhere near as complicated as it is for most people.  We've decided to go to San Felipe on the Baja Peninsula.  I've heard great things about this area from other RVers.  It will be nice to go there even if the country doesn't implode (and I really hope it doesn't) but if Trump decides to do some of the terrible things he described in his campaign I will be safely out of the USA, and I will be able to help others who are close to me make the journey also. 

Fortunately, I have a few months to get things settled for a long-term stay in Mexico. 

The bank that holds the lien for my RV will give me 6 months permission to travel to Mexico.  After that I have to come back to the USA and renew for another 6 months.  I will get that first letter in time to leave January 1st.

Before that I need Mexican liability and collision insurance on the RV.  (And car?)

My mother needs to get her passport card.

I need to see what the cats require to travel with me.

I need to apply to be a temporary resident, or at least get a 6 month tourist visa.

The RV and car need to be in tip-top shape.

I need to look into whatever else I have to do.

I'm scared, hurt, disappointed, but optimistic.  Maybe this will be what I've been searching for.  Either way, it's an adventure. 

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