Ted’s Excellent Adventure: Prelude


Ted’s excellent adventure has begun.

Ted retired after 20-some odd years with a telephone systems manufacturing company. The company is tanking, so it’s a good thing he got out now.

Ted shaved his head the day after he retired. Then he moved to Mexico.

He moved to Chapala, to be exact. He doesn’t know anyone there, although there is one dude who is an acquaintance. He doesn’t speak Spanish. He’s renting a room.

Ted is on a 30-day test-drive of the place, to see how he’ll like living in a poverty-stricken country where it seems the vast majority of people are going the other way – they’re coming here to the U.S., not the other way around.

But Ted is a hardy soul. And he loves a good adventure. So let my father’s adventure begin.


Ash May 12, 2005 - 1:45 am

Interested, you pose excellent questions. We’ll get them all answered.

interested May 11, 2005 - 9:46 am

I saved a link to this entry and will check back to learn more. Very interesting story! Does Ted plan to save money in order to live better, or is the goal something Different? Or both? What is the attitude of the people to Americans? Is Ted concerned about any particular dangers? Did he need a permit from Mexico to move there, or just a visa. More information, por favor!

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