I found a place where the streets are wide and open, the parking is free, the shopping is wonderful, and there are no speed bumps to break your teeth. There are restaurants everywhere, the people are friendly and we don't have to fend off the car-washers or the guy selling wiper blades in front of MBE . There are no burned out traffic lights here, and driving, once again, is a pleasure instead of being dangerous.
The installation of parking meters in downtown Chapala was the beginning of the end. It made me focus on all the things we used ot have in the States, and one day, I just picked up the phone and called a realtor in Florida. We never drove back to Chapala unless we absolutely had to.