|Jim Britt: Barton Creek Outpost|
|Wednesday, 29 April 2009 00:00|
Who are you and where are you coming from?
My name is Jim Britt and I moved here with my family from an small island in Southwest Florida in 2004. My wife is from the island, Pine Island, and I am from Tennessee.
What is your activity right now?
Since we arrived here we have opened and run Barton Creek Outpost. Primarily we cater to campers, renting tents, feeding them, showing them around the area etc... We also have a small tropical flower and palm nursery that we inherited from the previous landowner. Check us out, www.BartonCreekOutpost.com
Tell us why you choose to move to Belize?
My wife and I have both spent most of our adult lives in the US Navy as navy deep sea divers and haved both moved around a lot. The chance to come to Belize came out of nowhere and wasn't something we were looking for but when the opportunity came we figured we weren't getting any younger, let's do something different. We were really just looking for a new, maybe even our last great adventure.
How long have you been in Belize?
Since Oct 04.
What do you miss the most, if anything?
Well my family for sure but aside from that the variety of food choices. Oh yeah, and beer.
Did Belize brings you any surprises? Which ones?
Well we live off the grid and prior to coming down I thought I could easily hire someone to help get us hooked up. Suprise, suprise. The lack of quality tradespeople is a problem.
Any advices to give to the readers?
People often move to Belize because of the laid back lifestyle. Unfortunately that trasends into the workforce. Be patient. If you find good people hang on to them, employees, electrician, mechanic whatever.
Do you have something else to share with us?
Tomorrow may never come. Remember that.