August 31, 2014 Geography, Sailing, York River

Sailing to Mexico

LaffertyJerry Lafferty of Cincinnati and Puerto Vallarta went sailing with his brother Ed Lafferty and Ed’s wife Chris on a magnificent day on the York River. Jerry spends six months on the coast of the Mexican beach resort, whose population has skyrocketed from 5,000 to 250,000. Homes sell for millions, but because of the steep cliffs, “sometimes it costs more to build the foundation than the house, to protect against rains that fall as much as six inches a day.” We talked about selling our houses when we get old, and Jerry said in jest, “Our retirement plan is for all our friends to agree to move into the largest house with the least steps, and then each of us will bring our favorite servant.” One place has 28,000 square feet and 36 bedrooms. “We could always rent out the extra rooms.”


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