Skype to Communicate
The planning for our trip in to Mexico for the Winter is taking shape and one of the most interesting challenges is how to communicate with friends and family during what could be a relatively long five months. Mexico has long been and continues to be a place that lacks a good mail service like we are used to in the States. Their phone system although good is very expensive. The Mexican RV Parks are big on having WiFi installed, much more than here in the States, and the speed is usually quite good. At the very least every small town has at least two Internet cafes where one can get high speed Internet access.
We for sure will be stationary for the whole month of November in a park that has WiFi and Skype is the method of choice for staying in touch with those from the States. We are close to committing to being stationary for the months of December and January in another park which may have WiFi installed between now and our arrival.
Skype is a small download and an easy program to set up and use. Skype for those who do not know is a program that allows verbal communication between computers, or between land line and computer, etc. I have us set up for both and would be happy to help anyone who has an interest in giving it a try to get set up. It would require high speed Internet access on your end for it to work efficiently. All that is required on your end besides installing the program on your computer is a microphone. The inexpensive headsets are the best but not necessary. The nice part of all this is that the communication back and forth is "Free". Imagine being able to talk computer to computer with very little delay in the speech from one country to another. That is awesome.
Just Google Skype, download the program, give me a shout via e-mail if you have any questions and or so I can give you the information you will need for contacting me.
Of course, there is always e-mail, but actually talking to one another would be a hoot! I promise I won't rub in how nice it is on the beach when you have just come in from shoveling snow.