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Feb 21, 2010 - Painting and Carving

The rain has stopped….for now, more predicted in the future. I’ve been busy doing some painting, finally, and Ralph is doing some more carving. Just hanging out here for our last couple of weeks and making plans for our journey back north and deciding whether to go east or west when we arrive at the border. So far we still plan our extended trip, so if all goes well, we will have some new and interesting sights to talk about.

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Feb 17, 2010 - Rain

They were right this time, the rain came last night and it still hasn’t stopped late this afternoon. The RV Park is awash and we may need a boat to make the road if this keeps up. Good news, Peter’s passport arrived in Puerto Vallarta yesterday, so Ralph took him downtown today to pick it up, a real relief for both Heather and Peter. Ralph also took Eric, our neighbor here in the park, to the airport, he just got word that his mother passed away and needed to get to California for the funeral. On a happy note, I’ll be watching his dog...

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Feb 15, 2010 - So Long Bob and Sue

Today Bob and Sue had to head home, we were going to go into Puerto Vallarta to do some touring, but Sue didn’t feel up to it, so we stayed in town and watched more of the Olympics. We have been thoroughly enjoying the events, but it’s hard to stay indoors with all this beautiful sunshine. There is more bad weather predicted in the next few days, maybe it will mean a chance to watch more games.

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Feb 14, 2010 - A Week in Lo de Marcos

I have been playing and not writing this week, so I’ll try and get caught up. Wednesday we all trouped over to a little house in town to take a look. I have been asking around about rental houses, thinking we might be able to save a few dollars next year (if we come back) by coming down without the RV and just driving the truck. We would save on fuel, on road tolls and certainly time. It was just a thought, but I mentioned it to Melanie, my friend here who owns the dog kennel, and she gave me the keys to a delightful little house that she...

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Feb 9, 2010 - Lo de Marcos!

Our drive from Playa Amor, near San Blas, to our current location here at Lo de Marcos was a whopping total of 54 miles and took us over 3 hours. It was the hardest and worse stretch of road we have encountered, or will for that matter, as we have decided to make this "our home" for the next few weeks, before turning around and heading back north! Lo de Marcos is a quiet, clean, beach town about 30 miles north of Puerto Vallarta and just south of Rincon de Guayabitos. There are 5 or so small RV parks, mostly situated right on the beautiful...

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Feb 8, 2010 - Compostela

Today we decided to go for a little drive; we took off going north and ended up going into the mountains to a town called Compostela. I don’t know much history of the town, but it has lots of leather workers and saddle makers, there are lots of ranches in the area. There were lots of high end cowboy boots made from crocodile and ostrich, also leather sandals and tons of other goods. We wandered around the downtown area, visited the town square and were invited into a “luncheria” with such enthusiasm we couldn’t say no. We had a great meal...

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Feb 7, 2010 - Bob and Sue's Visit

We picked up Ralph’s brother Bob and his significant other, Sue, at the airport in Puerto Vallarta yesterday. They will be spending 10 days with us, and we are hoping the weather holds at least as long as their stay. We arrived back in Lo de Marcos in the late afternoon, so they had time to unpack in to their little 2 bedroom bungalow in our trailer park. They have a nice big veranda and a spacious living area; I think they will be comfortable there. They were unpacked and ready to go just in time to walk in to town for the big benefit of...

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Feb 4, 2010 - Ralph's New Hobby

Ralph has a new hobby, he has been carving, particularly signs. He carved one for our friends Heather and Peter for the front of their RV with their names, and our friend Greti, liked it so much she hired Ralph to carve another as a gift for some other friends. Today was delivery day for his latest creation, he’s doing a beautiful job and I can’t wait to see what his next project will be.

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Feb 3, 2010 - Stormy Weather

Not much happening this week in terms of new adventures, but we have had some extraordinary weather in the last few days. The weekend was beautiful, but not much was going on, so I’m taking you on a photographic tour of Lo de Marcos, with some typical shots of streets and homes and even our shrimp and seafood salesman. My one big event was my singing debut at an open mike event at Pequeno Paraiso, the RV Park. Eric, our neighbor here in this park played the guitar, Heather and I on vocals, we sang 3 songs, and they tell us we were a hit....

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Jan 28, 2010 - La Isla

Today we hired a boat and skipper here in Lo de Marcos to take us whale watching and then over to an island that is just off the beach of Guayabitos, a little town about 10 miles north of here. Of course 10 miles by car is nothing like 10 miles by water but we had a calm morning and we were ready. It was just four of us gals; Heather, Daphne, Nancy and I. We headed out about 9:30, after Zumba of course, and went out looking for whales, what a treat, we found a family of humpback whales and they put on a great show for us. Lots of blowing...

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Jan 27, 2010 - A typical day

The beach is all but washed away in all this stormy weather, we have had huge waves and it has subsequently pulled all the beach sand out to sea. The waves have been too big to boogie board and the undertow takes the fun out of swimming, we have to work so hard just to get out of the water. I’m afraid to let the dogs go out too far for fear of them not to be able to get back in to the beach. The temperature is starting to climb and we have a bit more humidity than I would like…..but, with all that it’s still beautiful and I’m so glad we are...

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Jan 23, 2010 - Day Off

Lazy day today, although I did go to Zumba this morning, the rest of the day was just resting and relaxing. We have had a couple of weeks of really big waves, and this week they seem to have continued to grow. Swimming hasn’t been great because the undertow has been brutal. We went to the beach this afternoon for a short time but we couldn’t even let the dogs swim for fear of losing them in the big waves. This evening there was a benefit for Amigos de Lo de Marcos (Friends of Lo de Marcos), a group of Americans and Canadians who raise money...

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