I live with my wife of 51 years, Jane, in our ecologically friendly home of our own design in Mérida, Yucatan, Mexico. Being minimalists and choosing to live with nature we have no motor vehicles, exclusively using bicycles, no insecticides or commercial food additives. Our home with its jungle garden is all natural with indigenous vegetation. The compost environment provides us with fresh 100% natural tropical eats year round.
We have three Mexican children, Guero Alex 46, Lupita 43, and Grisel 37. They have given us 6 entertaining spirited grandchildren ranging in age from 21 years to 2.
Jane and I have led an adventuresome and rewarding life of diverse traveling and educationally rewarding experiences by bicycle, canoe, sailboat, shrimp boat, camper van, cruise ship, freighter, train and airplane. We have lived in Wisconsin, South Carolina, Florida, Texas, and Yucatan, Mexico. Touring across, Canada, the United States, Mexico, the Caribbean Islands, and extensively across Europe from Norway and Sweden to Spain and Portugal plus from England and Ireland to the former East Block countries with annual tours averaging from three and five months.
Our various adventures and travels required expanding our knowledge base. Here is a brief list of some of those cognitive enhancement of learning we acquired: business management, architectural design, structural design, electrical/electronics both commercial and industrial, metallurgical properties, machine tool operations, cutting, welding and brazing, seamanship, boat handling, three semesters of sailing, coastal navigation, celestial navigation, atmospheric phenomenons, basic survival at sea, cabinet making, carving and joinery, diesel engine operations, seafood procurement and preservation, heating and cooling/residential and commercial, ceramic tile/carpet instillation, philosophy/personality profiling, history studies/American, Mexican, European, Viking and family. Our quest for knowledge is ongoing.
Still keeping physically active at 80 years of age and Jane at 76. we continue to bicycle every day. Ten years ago were were still averaging 40 to 60 miles of biking daily and gray hair was just beginning.
We are very happy to be quarantined together in our tropical sanctuary home with never a dull moment.
Books and blogs generated by our travels and studies:
Books available on Amazon.com, both digital and paper
Dursmirg travel series:
Sailing Beyond Lake Superior
Sailing the Sea Islands
Sailing the Florida Keys
Sailing to St. Augustine
Yucatan travel series:
Yucatan for Travelers
Jane’s historical books:
Looking for a New Frontier, by Jane Pearson Grimsrud
Brule River Forest and Lake Superior, by Jane Pearson Grimsrud.
Note about our reading: Jane and I are avid readers averaging more than a book a week plus listening to audio books every night in our hammocks. I publish book reviews of books that I deem worthy of a five star rating and post them on my bingsbuzz blog.