Out for a drive south of Chisinau, Moldova. Photo taken December 6, 2016.
Where are Kevin and Ruth right now? Purcari Winery, Republic of Moldova.

Where are they going next? Transnistria. The country that doesn't exist! Arrive December 8th.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Happy to be Home!

We left Zacatecas around 9:30am yesterday morning. We've done this exact drive before with the motorhome so we knew what to expect and where to turn. However we had to go through the city of Aguascalientes and there are several ways to do that. The route we had done with Sherman last year was terrible and full of potholes, so we chose a different route. Got lucky, because it was all fresh, brand new pavement!

It was still really busy though. We carried right on through the city because we've been there before. Although if you've never been there the central area is worth a visit.

For anyone doing the north to south route through the city, this is the best way to go!

The city of Aguascalientes has a huge Nissan factory on the south side of town. The factory is doing so well that Nissan has commissioned a second plant to be built and it is going to be huge as well.

Huge Nissan factory being built.

South of Aguascalientes, we took the most direct route towards Hacienda Contreras. We've been on this road before with the motorhome, and it was in terrible condition. So bad that we would never take that road with and RV again. But we figured it would be fine with the little blue car, and it was...but we would still never take it again. Would suggest any route besides this one...

Really bad road!

Besides being in bad condition, we encountered this!

But, we made it through all that and at the next major intersection it was clear sailing as all the trucks went back on the main highway. We stopped in the city of Sahuayo which is the last larger city near our destination and did some grocery shopping to stock up a little bit because Sherman's cupboards would be pretty bare! Deal of the day? Well there's two of them...a litre of amber rum for 72 pesos ($5.76) and two grapefruits for 2 pesos (16 cents!!) each. I love Mexico!

Pulled in to Hacienda Contreras around 4:00pm. Sherman was happy to see us, and so was Sal. Barb is back in Chicago right now because her father is ill, but hopefully we'll get to see her soon too! Donkey and Bella and all the animals are doing fine, and we think all of the trees have grown in the last six months too.

Whiskey's tree is doing fine, but no blooms yet this season.

Temperature went down to 10C (50F) inside the motorhome last night, but we were nice and comfy in our own bed. Now, it's a bright sunny day with a high of about 24C (76F). Perfect!


34 comments:

  1. Welcome back! Hope to be home with you soon. Enjoy the place and walk Bella for me, eh?

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    1. Nice to be home again. Looking forward to seeing you later this month. Bella is walking with us on our morning power walks so she is getting lots of exercise.

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  2. Well done you adventurers!!! Now you can relax for a while.

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    1. We will thanks! When are you coming for a visit?

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    1. I meant to mention that. Yes, overall no problems. There had been a very minor water leak at the window beside the dining table, but I had known that to be a problem area in the past. Still can't figure how it's getting in, but I can see where the seat cushion had got a bit wet. Very minor though.

      He needs a good bath and cleaning of the exterior and windows, but we'll get to that over the next few days!

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  4. That is just great that you can leave Sherman in a safe place, go off to Europe and wander everywhere and return to find things A OK. It almost seems to me as if you were just leaving Mexico. Or at least just getting back to Canada. Time is just flying by.

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    1. Yep, it seems to us that it went by really quickly too. We were gone for six months and three days!

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  5. Home Sweet Home - take a break and enjoy yourselves - you sure deserve it! Sherman looks good!!

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    1. We are thanks, Connie and Barry. All Sherman needs is a good bath and polish.

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  6. It's always nice to be back in your own bed.

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  7. Glad you guys are home in Sherman, Whiskey's tree looks really good, I was going to ask to see a picture, you must have heard me telepathically.Relax for a few days. before hitting the washing and waxing to hard.At 05:00PM I will have a High life for you guys, Be safe out there. Sam & Donna..

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    1. We figured that everyone would be curious to see how her tree did over the summer. Can't wait to see the blossoms on it again.

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  8. Thanks for the photos of Whiskey's tree, that was my first thought. So glad everything inside was in good shape and no nasty surprises.

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    1. Everything is looking good so far. When Whiskey's tree has some blossoms on it we will take another picture of it.

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  9. So glad I found your blog. We are also fulltime RVers, and love Mexico; most recently 2010. Hope you visit our site. Lynda

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    1. Thank you Lynda. We will definitely check it out.

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  10. http://news.ca.msn.com/local/britishcolumbia/bc-man-killed-in-mexico-feared-for-his-life

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    1. Hi Mr. Anonymous. Thanks for reporting that. Did you know that there are almost 2 Canadians killed every day in Canada? It's a dangerous world out there...

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    2. Hi Kevin and Ruth, glad to see you made it back. We were Penscola this week and 2 people got murderd yesterday so we got the hell out of there and heading for Mexico as fast as we can. Bill

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    3. Have been reading the local newspaper police reports here in Champaign, Illinois. If that is all I knew about Champaign, I wouldn't be here to take care of my father, I would bring him to Mexico. It is terrible that a tourist was killed. However as in all cities, you are only hearing the bad. It pays to be careful anywhere.

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    4. ...almost 2 Canadians killed every day in Canada? vs more than 50,000 killed in Mexico in last 5 years per BBC world news and that is just the drug related murders.

      Seems to me that Canada is a much safer place.

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    5. Yes, if you are in the drug business, Mexico is a very dangerous place.

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  11. Thanks again for sharing, it was a fun trip, we enjoyed it all!
    -Bill and Bonnie

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    1. Thanks Bill and Bonnie, hope your trip down goes well. Hope to see you this winter.

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  12. Without doubt a great adventure. I enjoyed your reports. Look forward to many more and possibly meeting up in Mexico again.

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    1. Hoping to meet up with you as well this winter.

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  13. Something wonderful about sleeping in your own bed again. Glad you all are safe and sound. Looks like nice weather there.

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    1. We agree, there's nothing like being back in your own bed. The weather is beautiful.

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  14. So nice to be back home and in your own bed again enjoying Mexico.

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