Michael and I love the Caribbean and traveled extensively to find an island to create a business so we could live there full-time. After much research, we chose Grenada, a lush volcanic island with an unspoiled, original Caribbean feel. The people are wonderful – welcoming, friendly, open, easy going and always ready to laugh. Through masterful planning, Michael pulled together 8 pieces of property so we could have 50 acres of virgin land that had 2 huge ridges with a sloping valley ending at a sweet, protected beach. Check out Michael’s photography website for more great pictures of the property. And let us know if you have someone who is interested in purchasing the property. You will get a finder’s fee.
Our dream was to build a small villa resort and employ our neighbors from the surrounding communities to provide an unparalleled local experience of Grenada. Our vision included creating a artisan’s showplace where local artists could work and sell their creations, farming our own fruits and vegetables, creating a microbrewery and working with local fishermen to provide the daily catch to both our villa guests and visitors who would come to spend a day on the beach and eat in a floating restaurant in our bay. The thought was that people would be attracted to come to see the art, micro brewery, spend time on the beach away from the crowds, eat in the restaurant and say why aren’t we staying here instead of a tourist hotel?
Fast forward MANY years – we bought the land, worked with the government on our ideas, created the architectural plans, rough cut roads but we were not able to attract the right investors due the uncertainty and changes in the world economy over the past 15 years. We never wanted to take out a large bank loan and risk our hard work and investment and boy are we glad we didn’t do that and put ourselves in a position to lose the property. To make a long story short, we no longer are actively pursuing this idea and the property is for sale.
The new dream, which this blog is dedicated to, is to travel for the next 3 to 10 years – visiting places we have always wanted to see. We plan to travel primarily in the United States first while our sweet Irish Setter can be part of the adventure. Sometime in the future when he’s no longer with us, we plan to travel internationally. Please join us as we chronicle our adventures.