Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Hola from Loreto!

There's something about Loreto... George and I felt it the first time we laid eyes on this place just over a year ago. And we felt it again - just as strongly - even before we touched ground Tuesday afternoon.

As the plane banked over the Sea of Cortez and the little town of Loreto came into view below us, we knew we'd made the right decision in staking our future here. And it was obvious from the excited voices around us that others on the plane felt the same way. That sense of camaraderie was evident in the exchanges we shared with fellow homeowners at the airport and here at the Inn.

It's been so great to meet our future neighbors, some that we already know through e-mails and others we're just getting to know. And we're expecting to get acquainted with even more during the welcome reception here at the Inn Thursday.

As for concrete news, here goes... Workers are still toiling away on homes in Agua Viva, but there aren't as many workers as in months past. I'll go into this more in another post, but it is important to note that work continues. A lot of manpower is being expended in improving the road to the southern entrance and nearby along the Paseo. There is also some very nice flagstone paving going in along the west side of the Paseo (it meanders quite nicely)in the Founder's Neighborhood, of course.

George and I were able to see our home Wednesday and it was really something to behold. I have to admit that I got quite choked up when I saw our Encantada - and I think George did too, he just hid it better! Workers were busy fitting re-bar for the stairs to our tower and we assume the tower will go up shortly. I thanked them profusely and only regret that I can't bake some cookies for them while we're here!

Our neighbor's homes are also coming along nicely. Michael and Terri, your walls are up and looks like a ceiling is close to a reality in your Bohemia. We'll send photos of your place soon!

Speaking of cluster neighbors, we had a great dinner with Penny and Bill Davis (AV222) in town Wednesday night. I was surprised to learn this is Bill's first visit to Loreto. He works overseas and has left all this business in the capable hands of his wife.

We're on our way to the Welcome Reception and I'm sure there'll be much more to report tomorrow. In fact, I know there will as I've left out lots of info... more to come!

4 comments:

steveg said...

Hi Paula & George,
We are your neighbors in AV-224 and wondered if you can confirm that our lot is still just dirt? It sounds like your casa in cluster 38 is moving along; although our Casa has not been started. Any update or photos of the cluster would be greatly appeciated. Enjoy your visit to Loreto Bay!
thanks, Steven & Eve Giovenco AV-224

Paula Pennell and George Russell said...

Hi, We just got back from a tour of our cluster and workers were busily installing your mechanicals! It shouldn't too long before they pour your slab. In fact, you're now just a little behind the Davis'in 222. Keep the faith! Paula and George

Paula Pennell and George Russell said...

And P.S. We'll send a photo!

Paula Pennell and George Russell said...

Hi, We just got back from a tour of our cluster and workers were busily installing your mechanicals! It shouldn't too long before they pour your slab. In fact, you're now just a little behind the Davis'in 222. Keep the faith! Paula and George