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    Heading to Belize
    Family and I are heading down to Belize this weekend for some great diving, eating, lounging and fishing.

    Hope you all have a great week.

    See you in 10 days : )
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    I bought some property ( well, buying ) in the British Commonwealth of Belize in 2003.

    It's 2 acres just outside of Ambergris Caye, which has civilization and is within 25 minutes of my property.

    Funny thing is, I bought it unseen for a great price and when my family and I went down there, we knew we had some sugar cane, bananas and oranges growing there, but as we were trying to get utilities there, we found a patch of high grade marijuana on the back section that was reported to the authorities and removed.

    What I found that intrigued me the most, was about a quarter acre of cashews growing. I had no idea that cashews grew on trees and were poisoness until they were ripe and harvested.

    Going to try and start building in the next few years.

    ENJOY! It's the prettiest place I have ever been, the taxes are right and I plan on retiring there.
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    Have fun...should be fun in the sun.

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    I've wanted to buy a condo down there for a few years.

    However, my sister in law owns a condo and that might cause too much in law togetherness : )
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    have fun, lotta sun, and margaritas!

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    wow Belieze, you are blessed!!!! Have a wonderful time enjoy the people, the scenery and relax!
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    Have a great time - and hurry back so you can bring us all fresh fish!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howard Gottlieb
    Family and I are heading down to Belize this weekend for some great diving, eating, lounging and fishing.
    And maybe you can also find Drewbert down there, he's been MIA lately...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howard Gottlieb
    I've wanted to buy a condo down there for a few years.

    However, my sister in law owns a condo and that might cause too much in law togetherness : )
    I tripped across the property from an old hippy that wanted to be around his mother who was in the last of her golden years and needed cash to come back to the States.

    He actually lived on the property for almost 20 years, living mostly off the land ( smoking the pot too I imagine - )

    He had pigs, goats and milk cows.

    That would be cool to re-invent.

    The water is close on two sides, but far enough away to jump in a shelter that he built.

    Weather is a real issue down there.

    Hurricanes sweep across it like .... well... Isn't good. -

    Laguna San Pedro is where you want to hang out.

    Less windy, islands everywhere to scuba dive or snorkel and bars on every corner of land. -

    The isolated bars are the best.

    Everyone speaks English..

    Hope you have a great time.

    Look into the cashew thang.

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    >retire

    Happened to be reading about Belize and other places just this morning.


    "Several countries are actively wooing retirees to their shores with special visas and discounts for retirees. ....... Belize has a formal program for seniors called Retired Persons Incentive Program."

    http://finance.yahoo.com/focus-retir...locations.html

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    Thanks for the info.

    We've been going once or twice a year for the last 15 years or so. Watched San Pedro grow like a weed. Kinda miss the days when it was a sleepy little village.

    Too many golf carts and now they even have stop signs.

    But its the best diving in the Western Hemisphere in my opinion. Going to the Blue Hole this time too.
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    NOT FAIR!! I want to go!!

    Have a great time and I expect pics to be posted.

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    Howard, You will be there for your birthday!

    Happy Birthday in a week and a day!

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    Have a safe trip and enjoy yourself Happy Birthday ahead of time, too.

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    Howard ... since you go every year ... why not have an annual golf cart race.

    The Howard G. Annual Crash & Burn Golf Cart Race ... Nascar OFF Steroids.

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    Jimmy ... if you live in Belize you a build Hurricane Proof home ... and make it a point
    to be on vacation to Australia or such during Hurricane season.

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    Have a great time and a wonderful birthday!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RemodelingGuy

    Look into the cashew thang.
    Better careful of the cashew plants.

    Hubby had some fresh cashews that were attached to the fruit.

    Touched the plant/leaves/fruit that grows with it with his hands.

    Went to bathroom to peeee. Touched his privates.

    Few days later, his little treasures were the size of 2 bowling balls, I kid you not!

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