First off, it's our son Alex's 24th birthday today. How time flies! Alex is running a half-marathon this morning in Plattsburgh, N.Y., in preparation for running his first full marathon towards the end of May. (Update: He ran 13.1 miles in 1:29:45 which works out to 6 minutes 52 seconds per mile! Came in 30th out of 705 people and 6th out of 98 in his age bracket! Good job Alex!)
Our son Alex, during his playing days at Plattsburgh University.
Happy Birthday Alex!
Next, is anybody looking for a short work camping gig in Florida? Second week of May until the end of June.
Friends who own a small motel and RV park in Cedar Key on the gulf coast are looking for caretakers for six weeks. They had someone set up who has cancelled sort of at the last minute. You can bring your own RV, or you can stay in the small house onsite. We've been there, it's a nice little spot.
Contact Pat and Cindy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 352-543-0700
We did our fruit and veggie shopping at the Saturday market in town yesterday. We love that market! The guy who runs it is hilarious, when he's adding up your purchases he does it so fast he sounds like an auctioneer. Can't understand a word he says until he arrives at the total. And, as he's adding it up he throws in a freebie or two. Yesterday, he tossed in a mango and two more apples as he was doing his rapid calculations.
So, here's what we got...two cantaloupes, four red delicious apples, a mango, broccoli, bag of carrots, bag of potatoes, bag of onions, two green peppers, three small cucumbers, bag of tomatoes. All for 80 pesos ($6.40).
We have been enjoying relaxing here at Hacienda Contreras. We had done so much running around with our trips to Mexico City and Las Vegas that we were due for a break! The weather here is absolutely perfect, and there are no bugs at all. Sunshine and blue sky every day with daytime highs of around 27C (80F) and lows at night around 10C (50F).
Fellow RV travelers Doug and Nancy are on their way to Hacienda Contreras and should be here late next week. This is their first time in Mexico with their VW campervan. They've been reading about our travels in Mexico for the last few years and finally decided to take the plunge themselves! They came down through the Baja and took the ferry from there to the mainland. We're looking forward to their arrival!
Okay, time to vote. Had another record day yesterday with 235 votes. At the current rate, we will be in first place by May 1st! The contest doesn't end until June 7, so we should be able to build a big lead by then.
Thanks everyone, have a great Sunday!