The Transnistria parliament building with a statue of Lenin out front. In the city of Tiraspol, Transnistria. Photo taken December 9, 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.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Time for a holiday!

We had our first telephone interview for a summer job yesterday morning. Not telling you what we're doing or where we're doing it until it's confirmed though!

We had received an email on the weekend asking if we could call. So we drove into town and used a telephone caseta. This is a storefront business that has about eight little telephone booths. The girl at the front dials the number you want, and when there's an answer she directs you to one of the booths where you continue the call. Cost to call Canada is 2 pesos (16 cents) per minute.

After that, we walked over to a used clothing store that Ruth had been to last year with Mary. She bought a pair of capri shorts for 90 pesos ($7.20).

We had made arrangements meet a friend of a friend at between noon and 1:00pm. It was getting close to noon, so we drove over to meet up with Kate. She is storing some boxes for Tracy, a girl we had met here a couple of years ago. Anyhow, Tracy needs those boxes shipped up to Puerto Vallarta so we're going to organize the shipping for her. We wanted to know just how many boxes there were and if we could use the little blue car to transport them. Turns out that we can do it, but we'll make two or three trips. We're going back on Wednesday morning to repack some stuff and get it ready.

Then, we tried to find the Sunset Point Resort Hotel where our new friends Dave and Bonnie are staying. These are the people we met in Acapulco and they followed us to Playa Ventura. We found it, and what a GREAT spot it is! In fact, it's so great that we moved in! We decided we needed a little holiday, and it's close to Mary and Alfredo's so we can still visit them easily. We'll tell you more about it tomorrow, but you can have a bit of a preview by the following photos!

Having a refreshment with Bonnie, Dave, and the owner Chris.

We agreed to go up and have dinner at our place and Dave and Bonnie brought the wine. Ruth whipped up a quick pasta dish and salad. It was delicious!

The master chef at work!

Dinner is served.

This friendly gal came up and joined us!

View of Puerto Escondido at dusk.

10 comments:

  1. I have it narrowed down to Canada.

    Sunset Point looks like a neat place to have a refreshment.

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    1. You have it narrowed down pretty good, Paul and Marsha.

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  2. Nice to take a holiday and visit with friends too. Good luck with the jobs.

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  3. Looks like a good place to holiday for a little while, especially with friends. Glad you are having a good time. be safe out there. Sam & Donna.

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  4. OK, you hooked me. Now I have to find out what the job is.

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    1. You may have to wait for a little while to find out because we aren't saying until we have been excepted.

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  5. Hope the job works out. Will be a shock to the system after such wonderful holiday experiences.

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    1. Thanks Paul, and yes it will be a bit of a shock but it will also be something different for us to do and talk about.

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  6. butterbean carpenterJanuary 29, 2013 at 10:46 PM

    Howdy R&K,

    IS THAT A VOLCANO IN THE MIDDLE OF THE HEADER??? It looks like if it went off it would take out the town!!! I really enjoy going places with y'all; you have the neatest adventures!!!
    Ruth can cook a meal anywhere, out of anything!!! Enjoy the hotel stay, at least you have a bath available!!! Have fun!!!

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    1. Nope, no volcano around here, so no worries!

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