Out for a lakeside walk in Valea Morilor Park in Chisinau, Moldova. Photo taken December 4, 2016.
Where are Kevin and Ruth right now? Chisinau, Republic of Moldova.

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

Sunday, April 6, 2014

A walk around the block

It gets pretty warm here, so if you want to go for a walk or do anything at all strenuous, you're better off doing it as early in the morning as possible.

So yesterday morning, after coffee and breakfast, we set off on a walk around the block!

The "block" as it were, is 4.1 kms (2.5 miles).

This is a rural farming area, and lots of different crops growing. Most common are corn, watermelons, cantaloupes, pineapples, and mangoes.

A small field of pineapples.

I have always said that I would want to live in a climate where you can grow your own pineapples!!!

Missy and Reno came with us on our walk!

A large mango orchard.

It was fun taking dogs for a walk for a change!

Look at the size of these leaves!

The huge leaves come from these skinny little trees!

It's a pretty area.

An orange cheeked woodpecker.

In the afternoon, I had some repair work to do. The window on our entrance door had shifted and I could see a tiny gap where it wasn't sealed properly. I took it all apart and found that the little plastic support tabs had broken off the bottom. It's very cheap construction, as are most parts of any RV. There's a reason they call them a "cardboard box on wheels" in the industry!

I reversed the frame so that the glass would sit on the unbroken tabs on the other side. Then I sealed it all with a tube of silicon. Should be better than when it was new.

It was Mexico daylight savings time change last night, so we're now only an hour behind Ottawa and two hours behind Nova Scotia. Woke up to clouds this morning, for the first time since we arrived in Mexico. I thought it was still early because it wasn't very bright outside, but with the time change it was already 7:40am when we got up. Gonna have to get back on schedule!

A cattle drive went through our side road. I guess the younger cowboys like ATV's better than horses!


23 comments:

  1. AH the fun of RV ownership, correcting the cheap construction. :c(

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    1. Kevin says that Sherman was made better than what some motorhomes are made now that are brand new.

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  2. Oh boy, I wish I had your expertise in repairing "little things" in the RV. Great photos of Mexico, Kevin.

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    1. Kevin finds that the internet is a great go to source on doing some of his RV repairs.

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  3. I had the same problem with my RV window. A friendly neighbor repaired it the same way as you.

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    1. Happy you were able to find someone to help you out Renate.

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  4. Interesting to see how pineapples grow!

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    1. I think that was the first time that we saw a field of them up close!

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  5. When I was in Maui I looked at a map that showed the same climate zone in Mexico as Maui and they grow the same type of crops i.e. sugar cane, pineapple....I thought it was interesting. We brought back the sweetest Golden Pineapples from Maui. I wonder if Mexico's pineapples are just as sweet.

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    1. Yep, Mexico has some very sweet and juicy ones!

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  6. Yep, found that out when I installed the Fantastic Fan. But, what else is there for a well-built rv except maybe a Blue Bird bus? Keep checking, caulking and cleaning. Looks like a good place where you are at, have fun!

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    1. Yes, you are right Chris the best thing to do is to keep checking, calking and cleaning!

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  7. Hm, the only time I had pineapple anything in Maui was in a Mojito. Or whatever the heck drink that was with all that rum. Good thing we were within walking distance of our pad.

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    1. Might have been a Pina Colada, a Mojito is made with mint, I doubt that they would put pineapple in it.

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  8. Very interesting farming - makes our corn and soybeans "boring!" Aren't you glad you didn't have to rake those big leaves?

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    1. Got to love this tropical climate for all the beautiful fruit and veggies!

      I think raking those big leaves would be a lot easier than the small ones.

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  9. why did the leaves all fall off, looks like a midwestern fall.

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    1. Not sure but at this time of year they don't get much rain so maybe it is more like their fall. A lot of new growth, with flowers and leaves come more in September.

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    2. Not sure but at this time of year they don't get much rain so maybe it is more like their fall. A lot of new growth, with flowers and leaves come more in September.

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  10. Enjoy that wonderful weather.
    Always something to repair in an RV.

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    1. Believe it or not it is almost to hot at least for doing much hiking, it is great weather for just sitting around though! :-)

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  11. Looks to me like you have two friends there. Put those leaves in a grouping and you would have a powerful fan!

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    1. Yep, they sure love us and they keep looking for us to go for another hike! Reno smiles very time he seeing us now!

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