It was a little cool inside the motorhome when we woke up this morning, so this is the perfect time to tell you about our new little electric heater. We bought this specifically to use just to take the chill off in the mornings, and the reason we bought it is because it's only a 200 watt electric heater. This means that we can use it with our batteries and inverter on days when we are expecting to have a lot of sunshine.
We bought it at Walmart when we were crossing through the U.S.
Best part...? It was only $7.99!
Yesterday morning, Barb went into Mazamitla to use the bank machine, so I decided to get some more cash as well. And we stopped at a "ferreteria", a hardware store, to buy some "brocas", drill bits that Sal needed for the new construction.
Then, Barb took us into Valle de Juarez to pick up the tree that we had ordered for Whiskey's burial spot. Sure enough, Pedro the plant guy had remembered, and we bought a nice Bottle Brush tree for 120 pesos ($9.36).
Whiskey's tree. We will plant it today!
There's already a pretty flower on Whiskey's tree.
The tiles were delivered for the main floor of the new building, and the workers were hard at it. I'll try and get some pictures today. We were supposed to go for a late lunch in town because it was Sal's mother's birthday, but because the workers were trying to make up for lost time during all the rain last week, we didn't get out until almost suppertime.
Out for dinner with Sal's mom.
This restaurant brings you all kinds of different appetizers for free while you're waiting for your meal. Every five minutes or so they would show up with something different! You're almost full before your meal arrives! It was really good and we're going to try and return there again.
The restaurant had a really pretty cactus garden.
After the meal, we wandered around town. Sal grew up in Valle de Juarez, so he still has a lot of family there. It seemed like every couple of minutes he met someone he knew and we were introduced to more family and friends. The town is only a few minutes drive from the campground so it's nice to be able to wander around or go for a meal or pick up necessities.
The sunshine is back!