Friday, February 18, 2011

Retama Village, Mission, TX, Feb 14-15, 2011

From the moment we drove into Retama Village on Sunday to visit Roger and Dianne, we were falling in love with this place. Nice wide streets, large lots, birds singing and lots of green space.

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On Monday we drove the three miles from where we were staying to look at the park again. Also stopped in the sales office to find out the latest about Retama Village. You know that is dangerous!! We met with Bill who told us the history of this 55+ community and were immediately sold, this would be a nice place for us. We left with the understanding we would be back tomorrow morning to finalize the paperwork!! YES, WE DID IT!! We bought a lot.

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Our lot is to the left of this existing RV and Coach House. The owners of that existing lot are our friends Roger and Dianne, the blog friends we visited on Sunday. Our lot backs up to a large open area with trees and birds. The lots are large 45’ x 96’ with a concrete pad of 30’x 80’ and comes with a 20’ x 24’ Coach house, plumbed for water and sewer. You can finish out the inside anyway you like. Dianne and Roger are just about finished with their interior build out, they did a wonderful job of putting on the hat of interior designers, so exciting.

We are pointing to OUR LOT! The red dots are Phase I, we are in Phase II.IMG_6038

With plans to have Roger and Dianne over on Tuesday night already in place, it seemed the perfect time to toast them as being our new neighbors. After the toast Bob made it took a moment for what he said to sink in, then it was celebration time! Our dinner at El Tio Chuy was excellent, then back to the coach for some Chocolate Zucchini cake.

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So, our immediate plans have changed some. On Thursday, we are moving the RV down to Retama Village to an unsold finished site until next Wednesday, then heading out towards Dallas (McKinney) to have MCD do their magic with our blinds and also have our Norcold recall done in Hondo. After that heading back down to Retama Village until our lot is ready for closing on March 31st.

4 comments:

Kathy said...

How exciting!!
Green space, open areas and birds! What else can you ask for?!
Congrats on your new lot!
Retama Village must be impressive,
you are the second couple we know that have bought a lot down there!

Have you been to the Rio Grande Valley before?

Good luck with the Norcold recall.
May they install the right part from the second recall, not the first recall, like us! We had to fight with Norcold, then we received the second noitce! They fixed it! :)
Happy Trails, Kathy

Kat said...

Congratulations. Now you will truly be residents of Texas.

Don said...

Congratulations on your new home base. No one can accuse you of being half-Texan any more. Best of luck with it.

Jake Alexander said...

Thank you for sharing this post. It seems like you had a great experience. I have been traveling to Mission, TX for some time now and love the area. There are a lot of wonderful things in Mission and they have some great used cars in Mission TX.

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