Today, we went down to INM (Instituto Nacional de Migración - AKA Immigration) to pick up our permanent residency cards. We had heard some horror stories about how long and difficult this process was, but we applied about a month ago, and Friday we learned the cards were in. We wanted to get this out of the way, and usually it's easiest to deal with immigration in the morning - so we went early. Bad idea. Cards aren't handed out until 11:00, but you can get in line with a number starting at 10:00. So we went and had an excellent breakfast at Molika, then took a pulmonia back to INM at 10:00, where we got number 1, and waited. And waited, and waited. Finally, around 11:30, they started calling numbers - and there they were: our shiny new green cards with no expiration dates! With any luck, this was our last trip to INM. Ever! What a great birthday present.
Art and Jaye are both former IT managers. We've owned Arione for 10 years. In August 2010, we are setting off down the west coast to San Diego where we'll join the Baja Ha-Ha to Cabo. Our plans are to cruise Mexico for a while.