Thursday, January 28, 2010

Beach and Aquarium, Jan. 27, 2010

057More exploring today, so off we all went to Cet-Mar.   We had visited here 3 years ago and found it in much better condition than before.  I even got to hold a sea urchin, as you can see I am not real sure of it.

039 Another interesting creature was this small  soccer ball sized octopus.  In this photo we are face to face, with one of his/her tentacles reaching out of the water to see what I was.

011 The four sea turtles were very gentle even when Bob fed them.

022 Then came the noisy one…when he saw Bob had food, he was rather ingenious in getting Bob’s attention.





After the aquarium, it was time for some beach combing.




Then lunch time at the Blue Marlin, we sat out on their porch  (red awning) which overlooks the Sea of Cortez.062 


Fish and shrimp tacos, with pickled onions, shredded cabbage, pico de gallo along with Jamaica or hibiscus tea. 





On our way home we stopped at the local market for a new supply of tomatoes, limes, onions and avocados.  Dinner was chicken tacos with homemade corn tortillas and wonderful pico de gallo that John made!!  Yum…



Adios amigos…

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Shopping for Goodies, January 25, 2010

109After a hard drive from Ajo to Puerto Penasco last Saturday, we walked down to the restaurant and enjoyed a great meal, which included flan for all and Mexican coffee for Judy and Bob.






Monday we set out for a shopping day, but first we headed to the ATM to get some pesos.  The exchange rate is about 13.00 pesos to one US dollar.124

Then it was off to the old town area just to see what has changed, not much, just fewer tourists.

126 We then stopped at the little produce market we found last year and stocked up.  Here is what we bought for about $6.25 (81 pesos).


Then it was to the larger supermarket in town called Super Ley (owned by Safeway).  The guys had a blast picking out some pastries for us.












Also found freshly make hot corn tortillas, they store them in coolers to keep them hot.

Before heading home we found the stand near the Super Ley that makes up flour tortillas.  They are so good!! and HOT!!

127  Both of us, have not had any hummingbirds come to our bird feeders, but we have had bees, yesterday the bees found ours, the day before John and Judy’s.  They drained the sugar water in the matter of about 30 minutes.  I am trying to see where I can hang it on a window so the feeder is not tipped, perhaps that is the issue.


In this special moment in life…Take time for people.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Tire Replace and Puerto Penasco, January 23, 2010

The service tech from Freeway Tire arrived shortly after 9 am and by 10:15 he was done. We had a new tire mounted and the old tire plugged and we have it to use as a spare on our trip to Alaska this summer.  The problem was a 5/16” x 1-1/4” bolt.

007 By 10:30 we were on our way to Mexico along with John, Judy and Mollie.  Here we are parked at the Border in Lukeville.


With the heavy rains of the past three days the border crossing was digging out from the mud.

020 This time crossing the border both of our RV’s were waved to pull over and were inspected.  I think they were looking for cases of wine or liquor.  We have our share of the above, but not cases.  Evidently each person can bring 6 bottles of wine and 2 liters of liquor across into Mexico.  We were within that limit.  Each RV passed with flying colors and we were on our way to Puerto Penasco.

Over the next 20 or so miles, we came across areas where the road  had been under the water in a flash flood.



Some dry washes were not.

041 Before long we arrived at Playa Bonita RV Park.  It is about 1-1/2 hour south of the border.

042 We were greeted by a gentle surf, light breeze, and as you can see -- not a cloud in the sky.

In the special moment in life…Take a chance!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Transmitter, Storms, & A Tire, January 22, 2010

I have been lazy recently, letting you read Bob’s blog, but I think I will post a few comments and photos.

We have been having some problems with our Motosat’s transmitter.  It would take up to an hour to connect, should only take a few minutes.  Back in November, we called our installer, Bill Adams, and he diagnosed our problem as a failing transmitter.  So we ordered one for us to replace, but when we went to install it, we had been shipped the wrong one!  So while we were in Q we had Bill and his wife Janet check it out and they did replace the transformer.

004 We left Q a day earlier than planned as there was a monster storm predicted and we did not want to get caught in the desert with the only road out washed out.  As you can see by the puddles, they  already have had some rain.

008Our drive to Gila Bend was uneventful, beautiful puffy clouds.

010  Could not resist this photo of Bob.  He had a few twigs doing their own thing!


Here is a shot on sunrise, yes sunrise, on Thursday, a beginning of a stormy blustery day.  019 Thursday evening we had a great time celebrating Judy’s birthday while we were being pounded by 55 mph gusts and a driving rain storm. 022

Friday morning we drove about 40 miles to Ajo, just got parked in Ajo Heights RV Park when Bob heard a hissing noise when he walked by the front passenger tire on the coach…yes it is what you think it is, not just a nail, but a bolt!!  After calling Coach Net, our emergency road service provider, we found out we will be back on the road tomorrow by noon.  They found a tire for us in Phoenix (110 miles away) and the mobile mechanic will be here at 9 am tomorrow morning to replace the tire.  Don’t ask how much!!  Coach Net pays for the service call $300, but we pay everything else.  But now we can continue with our plans to drive to Puerto Penasco tomorrow.


In this special moment in life…DISCARAD WORRY

Monday, January 11, 2010

Bob posted, January 11,2010

After about six months Bob posted yesterday the 10th with a new home page article and  today the 11th with a journal post.  Check out all the burro photos!  Click here for the link.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Celebration, Jan 5-8, 2010


Usually it only takes a couple of days for the hummers to come when I put out the hummingbird feeder, but this time it took about five days. We only have a couple of hummers coming but that is OK.   When I look around, nothing is blooming, so it also makes me wonder why they are even in the area, perhaps for all the hummingbird feeders attached to the RV’s that are in the area.

A couple of days ago we celebrated my birthday – our friends John and Judy fixed a wonderful meal-pesto chicken, cole slaw, and creamy cucumbers (my favorite) and then topped it all off with the most decadent chocolate cake with gnosh frosting I have ever eaten.  The cake was even topped with Happy Birthday candles, thank heavens there was not a candle for each year, I would still be blowing them out.  Would you believe we all ate the whole cake making lots of yummm sounds!  Thanks Judy and John for a fantastic birthday.


After being here in the desert for a week, it was time to replenish our produce, so off the Yuma we go-about 25 miles.054All along the roadside were fields upon fields of produce, this field contained head lettuce.  053 Below is a closer up view of one of the heads.  This looked to me like real life Farmville.








Also saw this tiny church right next to this lettuce field.  It even had six short pews and an alter.

044  Most evenings we are treated to another one of God’s artistic displays.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Lazy Days – Jan 1-4, 2010

The weather has been mild and the wind blowing anywhere from 2 to 18 MPH.  So you are asking how do I know that, well, one of Bob’s Christmas presents was a weather station. 035

Here he is up on the roof doing a temporary installation, since it has to come down when we travel, every installation will be temporary.  Everything is attached to a wooden stick, then the stick is attached to the ladder with two Velcro straps.

All the data is sent wirelessly to a unit inside the coach – works great!  It is a Lacrosse Technology 1516.

034  Two days ago we had a couple of four legged visitors. 

-2-2 recolored

One even found something to eat – a label.

-4 Bob took this photo on top of the coach.  A bunch of nothing, but very relaxing and peaceful.


Saturday, January 2, 2010

Happy Birthday Justin, #14


Happy Birthday to You ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪   Happy Birthday to you  ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪  ♥ ♥ ♥ Happy Birthday to…  J-U-S-T-I-N…♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪

Happy Birthday to  YOU! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪.

We love you Justin!!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year – Twenty Ten

OK, how are you going to say 2010, two thousand ten ..or.. twenty ten??

We met back up with John and Judy on Wed, then headed west to arrive at Imperial Dam LTVA (Long Term Visitor Area) on New Year’s Eve.   This time we followed their RV to our lunch stop as they had been their before.  Destination..Dateland, AZ.


We did get our date shakes—yes they were wonderful!  Also had fun tasting other types of dates and bought some for enjoy later.  The gift shop had this bag for sale, I didn’t buy one, but  thought a photo would suffice.

062 We arrived at Imperial Dam mid afternoon, we unhooked our car and drove around looking for the right spot.  Our site from last year was occupied, but ended up finding the perfect spot for both of our RV’s.   Our closest neighbors are a gully away.

It didn’t take us long to get a fire going and starting to celebrate New Year’s Eve. 

072 No dinner, just lots appetizers-crab cakes, pot stickers, sausage balls and shrimp, a game of Yahtzee, Mexican Train, horns and blowers brought in our New Year.


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