Out for a hike in Colombia, South America. Photo taken November 25, 2015.
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 16, 2011

Zapote de Tizupan

We got up at 7:00am, and got ready to head over to the big Comercial Mexicana grocery store. As I was out walking around Sherman to make sure everything was ready to go, who walks by but Wendy! She knew we were heading to the store and hoped that we hadn’t left yet so she could catch a ride. So we gave her a ride up there.

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.


  1. Unbelievable!! I guess you aren't going to be buddies. Makes you kinda hope that their satellite or generator stops working!! Keep on smiling and have fun. Tony and Helen

  2. I don't understand why they didn't pay for full hookups....I bet it is only 15AMP and they need mucho power!! What a way to ruin an evening!

  3. The nice thing about full time RVing is that you know you don't have to put up with bad neighbors for longer than a couple of days. Shake it off, make the best of it and ignore.

    Good luck, it really does look like a pretty spot!!!

  4. What a bunch of buggers to do that... and pull in the site next to you when all the rest are empty?

    We had that happen once, and it's amazing why they would pick the site next to us and then stay in their rig all the while anyhow?

    Flocking or Herding Instinct? LOL

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

  5. Our most ignorant neighbors story. Tulalip Casino, we pull in late in the afternoon, need to start the generator, advise the neighbor next door, no problem (they apparently have just bought their unit). At 0500 we have the diesal pusher running (them) attempting to attach their tow car, with their diesal pusher running, 35 mintues later, I get out of bed, walk outside, and very nicely tell them that I really don't care to hear them yelling at one another and that there is a couple of acres of empty parking lot to learn how to attach their tow car, to no avail. Then I hear another person tell them to move on or he's going to throttle them, I laugh, they move on, I go to sleep and can't believe they're Canadian. The Oddesye (sp) had a similar incident there. There's ignorant people everywhere.

  6. We are full time as well, (class A towing a car) and do not understand why people, travel in these big coaches, park in a beautiful location only to fire up the generator, turn on the TV and air conditioning and stay inside. May as well stay home. Even with one solar panel and two batteries we hardly ever turn on our generator, especially in nice weather.

    At least it is not a long term situation.

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  9. Yikes! How did Quebec come into this? Sorry guys, but my blog is not the place for Canadian political commentary. Nor is it a place where you are allowed to publicly call me ignorant. I will GLADLY have private conversation with you if you like...please, feel free to email me!

  10. Tony and Helen...Unfortunately the generator nor the satellite gave out but the noise did stop around 9pm so we did have a peaceful night.

    Contessa...Not sure if they did pay for full hookups as you were right on the nose, only 15amp service, so not nearly enough power for them. The funny thing was that the air conditioners were going but they were all sitting outside.

    Karen and Steve...We've had it happen a number of times, so it really didn't surprise us. When we park up some place we always try to park away from our neighbours as not to get in their space. Guess not everyone is like that!

    Kelly...Yep, they are everywhere. I guess some people don't care if they annoy their neighbours.

    George and Suzie..We're with you on that! Isn't the idea when boondocking to be able to enjoy the wonderful nature sounds all around you. They had access to power but it was only 15amp so it wasn't enough for them and as I mentioned above they sat outside while the air conditioners ran and nobody in the units!

    Kevin, Ruth and Whiskey

  11. WBY...Sorry missed you in that batch. You're totally right. If you don't like your neighbours you can always move. We did make the best of it and we did have a great night's sleep.

    Kevin, Ruth and Whiskey

  12. No doubt that Zapote de Tizupan is a beautiful place ... I had been there once and I planning to go again this year during the easter holidays.
    Great blog ... regards. Omar

  13. Omar...All along that part of the coast is beautiful. Enjoy the easter holidays there.

    Kevin, Ruth and Whiskey


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