Thursday, March 27, 2014

Denver getting RV fixed, Stephen in Pharr Texas on birding tour

After an awesome 2 month adventure in Mexico and then two glorious weeks at a rental house in northern Scottsdale for my 50th birthday Stephen and I separated, just temporarily of course. He has driven down to Pharr Texas for a birding reunion, no we have not gotten into hunting but rather viewing birds. I on the other hand drive north with the RV and lulu to Denver to get some needed maintenance on Butch Betty. This expedition vehicle is built so well that it is best to go back to the manufacturer. 
I have been here for 3 days and hope to be heading out to meet up with Stephen on Tuesday 4-5 more days. It is quite a test to be without my best friend for 10 days. I am not enjoying it at all and neither is lulu. 
Today the RV is at the ford dealer so lulu and I are out pampering ourselves with a rental car. And I got a much needed haircut. I should have taken a before picture as well with my hair down to my shoulders. 
We woke to sleet and snow quite a difference to the 80's we have had all winter in mexico. 
Talk to you soon

Saturday, March 15, 2014


R opening presents
Even LuLu participated
The birthday cake
Blowing out the candles

The party continues

Snacks by the pool
The birthday boy!

Oh No the Big Five Oh

Russell's big day is today! Fifty years old -- yikes!
Here he is enjoying the morning festivities. 
Caution Slow Senior Zone!
More to come!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Durango and Alamos

We had a great trip to Durango via the new Mazatlan/Durango Highway. It just opened in October of last year, cuts hours off the trip between the two cities, and was quite an engineering feat.
Even LuLu got to come along for the ride. Here she is trying to take the driver's job away!
The trip from Mazatlan to Alamos was, like most drives in Mexico, a challenge. The drive culminated in a back alley entrance to the RV park.
Good thing we didn't have the bus!
Alamos is a lovely town -- pure Mexico.
Only two more days in Mexico before we return to the States for Russell's Birthday Bash. Already the weather is getting colder:(

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Carnival in Mazatlan

We've been in Mazatlan for the past week or so. Our campground is basically a sandy parking lot but it is on the beach and not too far from the city itself.

We've spent a good deal of our time with Paul and Barb Turner (friends from a previous Mexico caravan). Barb and Paul have been sharing some of their favorite restaurants with us and we have had many a good meal.

We toured downtown Mazatlan and saw cliff divers (for less than a dollar they will risk their lives for your enjoyment).

The Carnival parade was as you can imagine colorful and fun.

Next stop -- Alamos and then back to the States on March 10th!