We don't normally plan things this far in advance. But the price was too good to turn down. One way, Toronto to London, for $327.50 each, taxes and fees included! Sunwing had a 50% off for the second person deal, and we got the first flight for $99 plus tax, so the second flight was only $49.50. Yes, taxes out of Canadian airports and into UK airports are high. But even if we flew out of the U.S., we couldn't find a deal that good.
So, although we don't yet have a house sitting booked over the pond, we are going. We haven't been to Britain since 2003, and Ruth has a lot of relatives over there we want to visit, as well as looking forward to seeing our travel "mentors" Glen and Steve, the ones who got us into this whole RV'ing thing in the first place.
We only bought a one way ticket because we have no plans. No idea how long we will be over there, or which city we will use to fly back. We want to visit some of Europe, and we don't know yet about the house sit we might or might not find. Now, the only thing to figure out is how we will get up to Canada!
Anyhow, back to the present....!
Yesterday, we took the collectivo taxi into town. The 15 minute ride costs 10 pesos (80 cents) each. We walked for a good two hours or so, just exploring and wandering around the back alleys and streets and up some very steep hills.
We found our way to "El Pino", The Pine Tree. This tree is estimated to be 700 years old, and it's not really a pine tree, but it has similar needles so the name stuck. It's actually a Montezuma Bald Cypress Tree.
Another view of the area.
And the town of Valle de Bravo from a different angle. It is the rock on the right that we climbed for a view the other day.
Then we walked to the Super Che grocery store and stocked up for another week. We took a private taxi back to Sherman directly from the store. Cost was 50 pesos ($4.00). We laugh because it now costs a ridiculous $6.50 for two people to take the local bus in our hometown of Ottawa, Canada. A private taxi here is cheaper than the public bus in Ottawa. How skewed is that??!!