Ian and Margaret's RV Adventures travel blog


From Guadalajara we took leave of Blane and Sharon, who are going on to Puerto Vallarta and spending more time in Mexico, and took off north with two other couples (Frank and Margaret Jenia and Dick and Lou Clark, both of whom are also from the Phoenix area) and drove to San Blas, a very charming village on the ocean. The drive, which went through some interesting mountains and argricultural areas, was fairly stressful because of the mountains and the traffic, but we all made it in time for cocktails. Two other couples who had left Guadalajara a day earlier, were already there.

It was there, however, that our luck with our rig ran out. As we put out one of the slide-out rooms the slide-topper (an awning that goes over the top of the slide-out and keeps junk and rain off of it, more or less) locked in place. Unfortunately I (Margaret), whose job it is to put out the slides, didn't realize what was happening and kept extending the slide while the brackets holding the topper ripped out of the side of the slide. By the time we realized what had happened the topper was unusable and had to be unscrewed completely.

We went to happy hour with our traveling companions and then to dinner with the other couples and forgot all about it. Nothing to be done until we get ready to leave the next day. San Blas looks like (and is, according to Ian, who has been here before) a really nice place to spend some time and we'll have to come back to do that, but not this time. We did, however, have a delicious dinner and a really nice sunset.

We got up early and prepared to leave with Fred and Barbara Goll and Bill and Louise Gatewood to drive north to Mazatlan. After some heroic work on the roof by Ian and Frank, helped by one of the other guys who was already in the park, we got the slide-topper out of the way and the slide in so that we could get on the road.



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