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.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Looks like winter is off to an early start

Yikes. Looking at the weather across most of the United States and Canada makes us quite happy that we're in hot and sunny Mexico! We're planning on heading up to the southern Arizona and California area in January...I guess we'll keep an eye on the weather before making that decision.

Don't mind chilly nights, but so long as it's warm enough for a light jacket when doing some hiking we'll be fine.

Being chilly is the least of our worries here in Puerto Escondido. Here...I'll show you what I mean...

Playa Principal.

We went for a long walk today. Down Playa Zicatela to our favourite breakfast spot. It was actually almost lunch time, but we had breakfast anyhow. Then to Playa Principal where we checked out some construction where there used to be an RV camping place. Now there's no room for RV's, and a commercial strip mall has been built there. But one of the tenants is TelCel with a new customer service center. That's a good thing actually.

Playa Principal.

Ruth, looking at the boats. No chilly thoughts around here.

Not very busy. November is just the beginning of high season.

We walked through town to get to Playa Angelito. Mary and Alfredo had taken us there the very first time we were here back in early 2009. Nice little spot that mostly the locals go to. In fact we only saw one or two other gringos. Lots of empty tables and by then we were pretty thirsty. Ruth decided to treat herself to a freshly made pina colada for 50 pesos ($4.25) and I had an ice cold Victoria beer. My favorite, and only 20 pesos ($1.70). The beer was refreshing, and so was the price. Imagine buying a beer at a beachside restaurant for under $2. I love Mexico.

Nice chilly pina colada!

Playa Angelito.

Nice calm beach. Great for kids.

We walked from there to the Bodega Aurerra grocery store. It was open today, so I guess the protesters took the day off. We bought some groceries and some wine and a 12 pack of Victoria beer for me. They had some leftover boxes that were special for the November 1st "Day of the Dead" celebration, and I picked up a box for 127 pesos ($10.80). It came with a special prize inside!

Three nice coasters!

A box of good beer, at a decent price, and with a treat inside. What more could you ask for??


12 comments:

  1. Boy did you hit the jackpot with your beer prize. Now what big plans to have for your treasure?

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    1. It seems that it doesn't take much to make us happy campers! Our big plans will be to put them to use! :-)

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  2. Nice, enjoy the warm sunny weather, we'll take care of winter here!

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    1. Thanks Peter, we will and we will have a drink in your honour for looking after that!

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  3. Such a deal! New wall decorations for inside Sherman... :cD

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    1. That's an idea but I think we will put them to use so that we protect Sherman's "beautiful" wood interior surface. ;-p

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  4. Love the boats and beach photos!!!
    B&C in PA

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  5. Methinks three coasters is an odd number to have. And since cala-beer-as at the Bodega are just a mere 90¢ a bottle, another case is definitely in order!

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    1. We were also thinking that. I am pretty sure another case will be in order!

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