I Retired to New Zealand

by Lon
(Fresno, Ca. USA)

After the death of my first wife in 1989 I remarried in 1991 and retired in 1992. My bride was originally from New Zealand but was divorced and lived in California.

She sold her home and I sold mine and off we went to New Zealand to meet her family and friends. She had a married daughter living with grand parents while attending the University of Canterbury.

The monetary exchange rate between the American dollar and the NZ dollar was so favorable to my U.S. income that it made living in NZ very inexpensive.

NZ is a beautiful country with warm generous people that also speak English. We owned two different homes during the 26 years that we spent living in New Zealand and the U.S. for six month each.

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Response to Question
by: Lon

May to November on a golf course Retirement Community in Roseville, Ca.
November to May in New Zealand.

After many years, age and health made commuting difficult and decided to stay permanently near family in California still enjoying retirement of course.

My New Zealand Commuting
by: Anonymous

For 26 years, November thru April was spent in New Zealand, & May thru September in California.

October was take a cruise month.

Visiting US?
by: Tim C / So Cal

Lon--did you come back to the US for six months or visit once every six months?

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