I visited San Miguel de Allende in 2004 and fell in love. I bought the ruin of Casa Florida & renovated it from 2006 until the end of 2008 into what it is today. I am a native Floridian from Tampa, FL where I have lived for 58 years and raised two daughters. I taught for 38 years & also had my own company, renovating historic buildings. I find living in San Miguel most of the year to be the retirement I had always hoped for. I never dared to dream the dreams that are as good as the life we are blessed enough to have here in San Miguel!