Kevin, out for a hike in the beautiful country of Lesotho, Africa. Photo taken February 13, 2014.
Where are Kevin and Ruth right now? Osgoode, Ontario, Canada. Just south of Ottawa.

And where are they going next? We leave November 1st for a six week trip to Romania and Moldova.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


Wednesday March 11…9:45pm

We were up in time to watch the sunrise at about 6:45am.

On the road by 8am, and did 100 km’s (60 miles) to Zihuatanejo in about 2 hours. The roads in the city itself are absolutely terrible.

Zihuatanejo was an old fishing village on a beautiful bay with a beautiful beach. It’s been a largely unknown tourist spot for probably about 40 years. Then about 30 years ago, Fonatur, the Mexican governments tourist bureau, created the purposely made tourist village of Ixtapa…right next door to Zihuatanejo. In 1975, Ixtapa had 11 small hotels with 491 rooms. Now it has only 13 hotels, but with 3,652 rooms.

As we got into town, they have two large grocery stores. The Bodega (owned by Walmart) didn’t have a large enough parking area, so we went to the Commercial Mexicana which is another large Mexican grocer. We did some stocking up there because I doubt we’ll see another large grocery for about a week.

We headed down to Playa La Ropa, and area with small hotels and a few that accept RV’s and even have RV hookups. WE had heard they are expensive, and we were right. The first one we stopped at wanted 350 pesos ($30 CAN, $22.50 US), and that’s way too much for us. They offered to reduce it to 300 pesos without electric, but that’s still way too much. One of the guys there took me aside and said there was a house down the road who’s occupants had already headed north and we could park on their small dead end street with no problems…so that’s exactly what we did.

Another nice parking spot, a five minute walk to the beach

We went for a walk down the beach with Whiskey. Lots of watersports available, like parachuting behind a boat, or fishing or sailing. The whole place is a little too touristy for me, but not nearly as bad as Cancun. On the way back, we stopped in at one of the other RV parking areas and spoke to an older couple from Vancouver.

Playa La Ropa, Zihuatanejo

Playa La Ropa, Zihuatanejo

Seems to be a pretty quiet spot once it gets dark. If we have a good night, maybe we’ll stay one more. We seem to have lucked out with this spot we are parked at!

Total nights sleeping in a motorhome…502

March Fuel $ 87.00 CAN

March Grocery $154.08 CAN

March Overnight costs $ 62.10 CAN

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