I was awake around 5:30 and managed
to doze off again until 6:30 when I got up. It was Friday, Dec. 28th
and I had a blog post to finish. Once that was done and Keurig prepped, I
bundled and went for my walk. It said 50f but it felt cooler than that with the
breeze in my face. I had my hoody up almost the whole time. Today, was only a 30-minute
walk since we had plans to be on the road by 9.
|Nothing too spectacular this morning in the sky|
When I returned at 7:40 Bill was just
rising, having heard me slip out earlier. I made my tea and began frying up
bacon and eggs at 8 so that would be out of the way. Because of the cooler day,
the first of a few here in a row, I’ll need to be wise about my clothing
choice today. Today we are visiting Los Algodones again. We are mostly walking under shelter but the wind finds its way
through and keeps the temperatures low and the bones chilled. So, I practice my
Spanish as I finish getting ready.
|While I was taking a picture of the water tower|
A friendly local explained about climbing it as a teenager with his friends
until the fire department put a stop to it
Hola! Buenos Dias. Por favor and
Gracias. We hopped in Rob’s truck at 9 and drove to the parking area. Nice that
you can park for the day for only $6. George drove his car with Ron and Loree (first time across for them) and once we crossed the border, we split into 2 groups. Visiting the Purple
Pharmacy/Liqour was not on our list today so we moved on down the lines. I was
dressed perfectly, in my hoody and vest. I also had my neck scruff and gloves
if I needed them. The sun was warm but the wind cold.
|Ron giving instructions on how to paint their name sign|
|They paint it right in front of you and do a great job|
As usual, we laughed a lot and did
some bartering with the street vendors. We slowed down today to chat and peruse
more blankets, purses, jewellery and décor. Just for fun, just because they
have ‘everything we don’t need’, ‘it’s cheaper in the morning’, ‘this is almost
free!’ and oh yah the best one today ‘we want your money!’ It is a lot of fun.
We met up with Ron, Loree, George and Suzie at the outdoor cantina for lunch. It was 11:30 when our meals arrived.
|Rob, Bill and I waited in this bright courtyard restaurant|
while Pat got her hair cut today
|A picture of my best buddies|
|I think Rob wanted a picture of Mutt and Jeff|
This time, Bill and I ordered soft
Shrimp tacos with beans and rice and a lemonade on the side. It was quite good
although the corn tortilla is not my favourite tortilla. I prefer plain. We
were chilly sitting in the shade of the palm trees but we all had our fill and
separated once more to go our own ways. We did a couple more street jaunts and
then walked back through the entrance. No real lineup today either, maybe 5
After arriving home at 12:50, Pat and
I made plans to make ourselves a tea and walk up to the puzzle room. For a
couple of hours, we plugged pieces in and began joining things together. Now it
is really starting to look like the picture on the box. I chuckle because I do
believe my buddy is now hooked like I am! Now ‘she’ is the one asking if we’re
going up to work on the puzzle. Teehee. We have fun and enjoy the quiet time
|It was a pretty good lunch for $6.50|
Back at the Suite by 4:30, Bill
informed me that he was going up to play Texas Hold’Em tonight with Rob. Maybe
while he is gone, I can put some decorations away. We decided on a simple
supper so we had grilled cheese sandwiches in the fry pan. I added onion and
dill pickle to the cheese in my rye bread. As a side, I had some pineapple
cottage cheese. Oh my, that was a nice little meal. We had dishes cleaned up by
6 and Bill got the boxes out for me and brought the 3 large ornaments in from
the tree before he left around 6:30.
I immediately started packing
Christmas decorations away. Once stripped of its seasonal attire, the 4’ tree
also went into the box. I shimmied the small box and the tree box under the bed
and finished putting away the individual Suite décor. There is a place for
everything, as anyone who lives full-time in their rv full well knows. I was
happy to have things back to normal and I’m sure Clemson is too. He’s had a bit
of a confusing challenge jumping into position on my recliner with Christmas
things in the way.
It didn’t take long and I poured myself a small glass of RunChata (another Christmas gift) on ice. I turned the movie Untouchables
on and watched it while finishing my post for today. This is a movie that I
watched many years ago and with a very young Kevin Costner playing Elliott
Ness and Andy Garcia as George Stone, I enjoyed watching it again. This has been a fun day with more Mexico
experiences and a relaxing afternoon doing what we like. The weather has taken
a turn to the cool side but so far we are toasty warm inside.
|Our living room is pretty much back to normal|
|And a young Kevin keeps me focused for the evening|
I hope you have enjoyed your visit
today. I’d love to hear from you if you would like to leave a comment.