Our daughter Lindsey, near Mont Saint Saveur, Quebec, Canada. Photo taken by Ruth October 25 2016.
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, February 9, 2011

Acapulco (day 2)

Up early this morning and got caught up on the internet. Ruth did some hand washing and walked Whiskey on the beach, then we went grocery shopping.

We took the local bus into Acapulco. It cost 5 pesos (42 cents) each for the 11.6 km (7 mile) trip. The local buses are all independently operated, and they can be in any condition, so some of them are totally beat up, and some of them are fixed up nicely depending on the operator. They can have music blaring and decorated inside the way they want. There are no standards, so it’s very interesting. The bus we were on was very basic, but we weren’t sure it was going to make it. Sorry no pictures, we were trying not to look like tourista’s!

There is now a new Bodega (owned by Walmart) store across the street from the Chedraui grocery store. We checked prices at both stores before deciding on the Chedraui. Usually, the Bodega has better prices, but in this case the Chedraui had better prices, and better selection. We hadn’t done a grocery shop since Jan 28 so the fridge was looking pretty empty! The deal of the day was the grapefruits. They had a skidload of them, and the were on sale for .86 pesos (7 cents) per kg. We bought four large pink graperfruits…for seventeen cents! They might as well have been giving them away.

We took a taxi back to the campground because we had too many items to carry on the bus. The taxi cost 80 pesos ($6.75), and I gave the guy 100 pesos ($8.40). He was helpful with the groceries, and a nice guy to talk to. So different from most taxi drivers in other parts of North America! The taxis in Acapulo are almost all VW Beetles. The older style of Beetle, like the ones from the 1970’s. The older style of Beetle was manufactured in Mexico up until 2003, and there are still LOTS of them on the road, especially in Acapulco.

We did some more cleanup this afternoon, Ruth doing some more laundry items by hand, and me working on Sherman. We’ve decided to stay here one more day because we still have some cleaning to do. The motorhome gets pretty dirty from the salt blowing in from the sea.

Our spot at Acapulco trailer park.


  1. I can see why you like Mexico so much, between the cheap prices and beautiful beaches.

  2. Looks like another day in paradise, I wish grocery prices were like that here in dardenne Prairie. Even with Donna working and eating at the restaurant 4 nights a week, we still go through about $100-$150 a week for the three of us and then Andy's girlfriend 0n the weeknds and the kids every other weekend. Hope your summer vacation last a long while. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna.

  3. Gotta love the friendly people in Mexico and all the great experiences, we miss them this year.

  4. Can't beat those prices that's for sure, but I'm still unconvinced about going to Mexico. I don't think we'll ever RV down there so it's nice to read about it in your blogs.

  5. Great deal on the grapefruits!

    Sooo why are the bottoms of the trees all wrapped or painted???

    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard

  6. Karen and Al...Don't forget about all the wonderful people too.

    Sam and Donna...I think we definitely have a lower food budget in Mexico and fresher food. The US isn't too far behind Mexico but Canada definitely lags behind on pricing.

    George and Suzie...You may be missing them here, but I am sure you are finding just as many in the US of A. There are wonderful people there and great sites to see as well.

    Rick and Paulette...We understand that Mexico isn't for everyone and we don't have a problem with that. We are glad you enjoy reading about it though.

    Karen and Steve...They taste great too! We have asked about why the trees are painted white and we were told that it is to keep the bugs off them, but we still see bugs on them, especially ants. I guess it is one of those great mysteries.

    Kevin, Ruth and Whiskey


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