(Tuesday Nov 15, 8:00pm). We went through another time change when we crossed the border into the state of Nayarit. Between the daylight savings time change and the border time change, our schedule is a little messed up. It’s only 8:00pm as I write this and it feels like it should be bedtime.
I thought this was a leaf on Sherman's windshield!
Ruth and a big tree we found on our way around the lake.
So Tuesday morning we went for a hike around the lake. Part of it is on a trail, and part is on a dirt road. We brought Ruth’s little laptop with us and the cell stick. Sure enough, half way around the lake I was able to get a weak signal that was good enough to post yesterday’s blog.
Kevin, posting yesterday's blog.
Further around the lake we saw several expensive homes, although it looks like they are all only used on weekends or holidays. Quite a few maintenance people around, but it didn’t seem like many people actually live in them. And, we stopped in at what looks like a very expensive resort, but there was nobody around.
A very expensive looking resort...with nobody around!
You’ll remember on Monday when we met the two drunken guys in a pickup truck. Well, don’t we come walking around a corner this morning and there’s a tow truck hauling our drunken friends pickup truck out of the ditch! And a deep ditch it was. And their windshield was badly broken where their heads hit it. I bet they didn’t feel a thing! So we still don’t know what happened to them. Maybe they tried to outrun the cops yesterday, or maybe they simply meandered their way off the side of the road. Either way, justice seems to have been served and thankfully they only hurt themselves. We thought it was kind of funny, and they got what they deserved.
Spent the afternoon sitting by the lake, reading. I tried to pay our bill here, but nobody seems to be around. What a strange way to run a business. The caretaker guy we spoke to yesterday said he would be back this afternoon, but he never showed. I found one guy who was more like a gardener, and tried to tell him that we wanted to leave at 7:00am Wednesday morning, and I wanted to pay the bill. He said that Oscar would be back then, but I will be surprised. If there is nobody around, I guess we will just drive away without paying. How are you supposed to collect money from your customers if you don’t have somebody in charge to pay?!
(Wednesday Nov 16, 9:00am). Was up at 6:00am and ready to go by 6:50am. Walked around, went to the caretakers house and knocked on the door. A little 3 year old girl came, and I asked for Oscar. She said something to the effect that nobody's there. I tried explaining I wanted to pay the bill, saying it loud enough that hopefully an adult would come to the door, but no response. So we drove away. If they want their money, they can come and look me up, rather than me having to look them up. What a way to run a business.
We had to leave early for two reasons. The little town we had to drive through was very tight and we wanted to get through it before it was busy. And we did. And second, the RV park we are at in Tepic is located behind a small shopping mall, and if there are too many cars at the mall, it's tight to get into the RV park. Sure enough, we made it into Tepic at rush hour this morning and there was a lot of traffic. But we made it into the RV park without issue. Tepic is a fair size city of about 300,000. This little RV park is nice, and the lady is charging us 100 pesos without hookups. We're parked in the sun, so we should be good for a few days. This place looks fairly secure, so if we are confident enough of that, we are going to leave Sherman here on his own and take the bus up to Mazatlan to visit with our friend Lee, and hopefully meet with fellow blogger Contessa.