After initially humming and harring about whether to bother getting our American Visas or not, I announced a few days ago that they had been approved. The next step was waiting for them to show up here in San Miguel De Allende, and hoping they got here before we drove ten hours away to the Coast, which would have meant a ten hour drive back when they arrived.
As is the norm, any anxiety I had about whether they would arrive on time or not was completely unnecessary as they showed up today almost a week ahead of schedule!
This means that we now have our passports and American Visas in hand. Sarah can only get a maximum of five years because Americans don’t really like Australians, but me being on a British passport means I get ten years! Yeah!
Who is that handsome hombre in the photo? Es me and my famous upside down smile!
For anyone who might be wondering if you can apply for an American Visa from Mexico as a third party national without having a Mexican FM2 or FM3 (and lets face it, who hasn’t wondered from time to time), the answer is yes you can, and it is relatively easy. Just go to the following link and follow the prompts: American Embassy Mexico.
So what does all this mean? This means that our immediate and relatively long term future is likely to be played out across North America, Canada, and now, we have just realized potentially…
It is extremely early days (like a year or two early) and our plans change at the drop of a hat lately, but now that we have these long term visas it means that when a house sit pops up in Hawaii in the (relatively) far future, we have the option to take it.
I never cease to be amazed by the opportunities this lifestyle unexpectedly throws our way. Once you make that initial change, the world just seems to keep giving you one opportunity after the other, until seemingly out of nowhere you get to live somewhere like Hawaii.
I can already see how it is going to play out. Sarah and I wondering around the Big Island, Virgin Mojitos (is that a thing?) in hand, watching Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore fall in love while George Clooney Sauves around in the background and a humongous Hawaiian man plays “Somewhere over the Rainbow” (love this version of the song RIP Iz) on an itsy bitsy ukulele.
Welcome to the new normal.
(disclaimer, I am barely able to maintain a plan for more than a week these days, so this could and likely will change. The point though, is that if we still want to when the time comes, we can, and so could you, but don’t because then it makes it harder for me…)
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