Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Thinking About Retiring or Relocating to Belize?

If you are thinking about retiring or relocating to Belize, you may want to check out two new sites that I have added to my blog, Wealth Ships' Expat Relocation Consulting and Red Roof Management-Belize. Sharon Hiebing, an American expat who moved to Belize is now helping others follow their dream. You will find both these sites under my "All About Taking Belize" section. Through her expat relocation consulting, Sharon will help you with all phases of relocating to Belize. 

Sharon also has Red Roof Management in Belize. If you are looking for a property to rent (long or short term), property  management, caretaker and house sitter services in the Cayo District, Western Belize, you will definitely want to talk to Sharon. 

You can email Sharon at

Friday, August 19, 2011

"Belizean Betty Friday" - Betty Crocker

Betty is working on her Pie

Betty's guest were arriving.

We are going to have us a real "Betty Crocker" on our hands.  It's party time and it looks like all of Betty's guest are ready to try out her pie.

Friday, August 12, 2011

"Belizean Betty Friday" - Grocery Shopping

Betty thinks she will take the large box of cheesy goldfish. I think Betty is going to love shopping in Belize, don't you?

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Belize-Then and Now

Our first visit to Belize was in July 1998. We stayed at the Maruba Jungle Spa on the mainland for a few days and then flew to Ambergris Caye and stayed there for the rest of the trip. We did not go back to Belize until September of 2010. We went back in September to determine whether we wanted to retire to Belize. After a few days back on the island, we knew that is where we wanted to be. 

Pictures of San Pedro, Belize in 1998.

Pictures of San Pedro, Belize today.

What do you think? Do you think Belize has changed much?

Friday, August 5, 2011

"Belizean Betty Friday" - Loving the Water

Betty and her mom, Brianne. My two favorite girls.

Betty loves the water. She is putting her face in the water and trying to swim, so it looks like she will be taking swimming lessons soon. I look forward to the day when she gets to swim in the beautiful blue waters of Belize.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Weather in Belize - August

The month of August is locally referred to as the "Little Dry". Rainfall starts to decrease and the easterly winds are beginning to die down. August temperatures range from an average low of 78.0 degrees to an average high of 86.0 degrees.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Over the Hill, Too Old To Count!!

Bill turned 62 yesterday, so I guess that means he is officially considered a "senior citizen". We skyped with our granddaughter Betty and she helped him blow out his birthday candle.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Cupcake Lady in San Pedro, Belize

There is a new cupcake lady in town.  Monica Prevett from San Pedro is baking cupcakes and selling them. Check out the flavors, Oreo Cookie, Keri Strawberry, Rainbow Sprinkles, Mom's Spice, P B & J, Pineapple Upside Down, S'mores, Key Lime Red Velvet and Mocha Choco cupcakes. Find her on facebook and put your order in for the flavors of the week.  They all look yummy to me. Minimum order of 6.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Gene Simmons, "Belize it or Not"

Last Tuesday was pretty exciting for Belize. The season finale on the A&E channel “Gene Simmons Family Jewels”, Gene asked longtime girlfriend of 28 years Shannon Tweed to marry him on a dockside bay in Ambergris Caye, Belize. It was the most watched episode in the show’s history. However, we did not get to hear Shannon’s answer. The episode was actually filmed in Belize back in May and fans will not get to hear her answer until Family Jewels resumes on September 6th. 
Photo: A.J.Baxter