After groceries, around 9:00am, we headed north up the coast from Zihuatanejo. We had one small city to get through, Lazero Cardenias. It’s a mostly industrial coastal city, with not much to see there. We took the toll road from the Morelia turn off to Lazero Cardenias, but when we got to the toll booth at the enrance to the highway, there was nobody there and the gate was wide open. Not sure why, but we didn’t have to pay. It was a nice highway, and cut a lot of time off the free road route that we had taken when we were here two years ago.
Our destination for today was a little eco-tourista park that also has a small (11 sites) RV park attached to it. We had been the very first RV’ers to stay at this park when it opened two years ago. About 50 kms from the park, the road is very twisty windy, and quite a bit of it was under construction so it was very slow going. We did a total of 220 kms today, and we arrived at our destination just after 2:00pm, so almost 5 hours of driving. (GPS N18.20432 W103.11864)
Flagman?...nope! Just go whenever you think nobody else might be coming!
View from our lawnchairs
Sherman WAS pretty happy all by himself! I did not take an "after" picture with the caravan!
We were the only ones there so we pulled into the nicest spot, which is the very first one. Went and paid our 100 pesos ($8.40) fee for an unserviced site. I think it’s 150 pesos with electric. Got ourselves set up, and relaxed in our chairs with a cold drink. An hour later, a caravan of five RV’s pulled in to disturb our peace and quiet. They were big rigs, towing vehicles, and you could tell they were not the type to park without services. Our first thought was the dreaded “generator noise”! Oh, well, there are ten other empty sites, so at least they won’t be right next door.
The biggest unit, a 40 foot deisel bus style…probably a $300,000 rig, starts backing in right beside us! I immediately went around to the lady guiding her husband in, and said “Hola, you wouldn’t be generator people would you?” The lady says yes. I asked if they could maybe move down to the end, and she says no, because of the satellite dish for the television, as she pointed to the sky. But there was nothing blocking the view of the sky from the site at the other end, and I just shook my head and walked away.
I would have had no problem with them using their generator from one of the other sites…but the ignorance of parking right next door to us when there were ten other empty sites just grates on my nerves. Ignorant, inconsiderate people. Unbelievable.
As soon as they parked up, the generator started and so did their air conditioning. Did I mention they were ignorant people? We were not happy campers, and considered moving ourselves, but we had the site with the nicest view and I wasn’t going to give them the satisfaction.
The generator was turned off about 9:00pm, so at least they didn’t run it all night. We went to bed shortly after that because we were tired from the lack of sleep the last two nights from the bar music where we were parked in Zihuatanejo.