Sorry no sunrise picture though! Then, we took Whiskey for a walk and got ready to head out. We took our time leaving, it was probably around 9:30am. Again, we didn’t see any cars at all until we got to the main highway. We had a nice short drive today, of about 93 kms (58 miles). We stopped once along the way to look at a beautiful view, and again to have a snack and to use the internet.
Not sure what they were doing here. The road was not under construction.
Hardhats and steel toed boots? Nope...some of these guys were wearing sandals.
We pulled into Zihuatanejo (Zihua) around noon. We were here two years ago, so we were a little familiar with the area. It’s not the most RV friendly town to tour around though, and we had only been to the Playa La Ropa area last time. Never the central district of Zihua.
John and Wendy, the parents of a long time friend of ours (best man at our wedding) rent a small apartment in Zihua for a couple of months every winter, and we were looking forward to visiting with them. They had scoped out a spot that they thought might be suitable for us to park for a few days, but we have learned to stay away from the central area of Mexican towns. So we parked at the large Mexicana Commercial grocery store, and I walked to “El Centro” while Ruth stayed with Sherman and Whiskey. I did manage to find a parking area behind a restaurant, pretty much right downtown. Cost is 120 pesos ($10.00) per night, which is a bit pricey for us, but we also consider that the RV parks here in the Playa La Ropa area cost about 300 pesos per night. So we get to park close to the friends we’re visiting, and it’s really not a bad parking spot considering it’s right downtown. (GPS location n 17.63962 w 101.55593)
Can Whiskey come in the restaurant? Nope, but if she sits on the sidewalk, it's okay.
So we met up with our friends and spent an hour chatting at their apartment before going out for lunch. Whiskey came with us, but the restaurant we went to said there was no pets allowed (this area has a lot of gringo tourists) so we moved a table close to the sidewalk and asked if it was okay if Whiskey sat on the sidewalk. Sure, no problem! I love Mexico.
Kevin, Whiskey, Ruth, and John
Then we walked around and they showed us some local sights.
Love the translation issues.
We’ll probably stay for three or four days, so we’ll get a lot of opportunity to explore.