The Dniester River with Moldova on the left and Transnistria on the right. Photo taken December 10, 2016.
Where are Kevin and Ruth right now? Tiraspol, Transnistria...the country that doesn't exist.

Where are they going next? Northern Moldova. Arrive December 11th.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Puerto Escondido

We left Playa Ventura just after 8:00am. Destination, Puerto Escondido, about 281 kms (174 miles). We don't like doing much more than 200 kms a day under good driving conditions, so this was a pretty long day for us given the topes and small towns we had to drive through.

We've done this drive several times before, and we knew that it takes about six hours in the motorhome.

One of the towns along the way. Fortunately, it was a Sunday morning and traffic was fairly light.

Twisty windy two lane roads.

Scenery along the way.

Stopped only twice, once to feed Cameron, and once to feed ourselves some lunch. Arrived at Playa Zicatela, the famous surfing beach just south of Puerto Escondido at about 2:30pm. 

In February of 2009, we made a wrong turn and ended up meeting a wonderful Mexican family. Eight days later we were the witnesses for the bride at their wedding! Since then, we are treated like family. Uncle Eugenio owns a small hotel and restaurant right on the beach at Playa Zicatela and he allows us to park Sherman there. Our friend Alfredo works for his uncle, and when we pulled in yesterday, Alfredo was there to greet us. He called his wife Mary and she and daughter Nataly came over to say hello as well. And, Mary is pregnant again and due in May!

We sat around and chatted for most of the evening. 

Nataly has grown a lot in the past year! She is now 3 1/2.

Today, Mary is going to come into town with us and go to the bank and do some shopping. Alfredo is going to take a couple of days off work this week so that we can spend some time together.

10 comments:

  1. how very nice to have a nice Mexican 'family' so far from home..hope Lindsey and Cameron are enjoying their visit...

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  2. That is a long drive in Mexico.I would need to rest for 2 days after that.Great to have friends right on the beach.

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  3. nothing like spending some time with a local family!!..enjoy!!

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  4. What a story about meeting the family and then being in the wedding...WOW.
    What a lovely looking family.

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  5. Now you have even more family to spend time with. :)
    Enjoy!

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  6. Absolutely the best way to improve your Spanish. Looks like a fun group too.

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  7. Wow, Natalia is so big! And look at all that hair! Say hi to Maria for me :)

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  8. Always nice to be accepted as part of the family, I'll bet little Natalie is thrilled with Cameron and will act like a babysitter.Finally back on line be safe out there. Sam & Donna.

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  9. Nataly is so precious. Nice to have local "family" to spend time with.

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  10. It is great that you have met such wonderful people on your travels!

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