Last time we were here, two and a half years ago, you had to walk into town alongside the highway. Now, they have a foot and bicycle path!
It doesn't look like it should be that far, but it's actually 2.4 kms (1.5 miles) to the central plaza from the campground. A lot of that is actually through the town though.
Old railway line. I wonder how far the path goes? (Edit: I just checked with Bonnie...she says the path is 7 kms, 4.3 miles long)
Sure makes it a lot nicer for walking into town.
There are obviously a lot of different sizes of automotive engine batteries available. I had taken Sherman's out in order to see the group size stamped on the bottom and I measured it as well just in case. Oh, and I found the date stamp too...May 2006, so we got almost eight years out of that battery!
The group size is 78...a fairly large battery, but that stands to reason as it has to turn over that big 454 cubic inch (7.4 litre) engine!
The first automotive store we stopped at did have that size, however only in the "top of the line" model. We don't need or want the top of the line one. It's not like it'll ever have to come through in -20 weather or anything! Plus, they wanted a somewhat ridiculous 1,900 pesos ($167) for it.
The second store did have the battery we wanted. The guy said it was 1,320 pesos ($116), but 1,250 ($110) if we brought him our old battery. That's better. I checked Walmart's online price in the US and a similar battery would be around $95...so we're not far off.
Bonnie had said she would drive us in to town before we leave in order to buy it.
We wandered around town and bought a strawberry cream popsicle and sat in the central plaza. Then we went to the butcher shop and bought some rib eye steaks. We had bought them here last time, and they were cheap and tender. This time, we asked for two steaks and he went to cut them. When he brought them back, they were huge! Total cost 131 pesos ($11.50) for the two of them, but we'll only cook one at a time and split them up!
There must be a larger grocery store in this town, but we haven't found it yet! So we bought everything we needed at a variety of little shops and walked back to the trailer park.
What was for dinner last night?
That's a big steak!