Ruth has a molar that's been bothering her and getting worse. Yes, it's the same tooth that we tried to have fixed in Toluca, although our dentist friend there had said the tooth was cracked and a temporary repair might or might not work. Turns out that it didn't work, so it was off to the dentist yesterday!
Chris and Juan were going over to the city anyhow, so we went together. We took the panga (water taxi) and paid the local rate of 8 pesos (65 cents) each for the one way trip.
The Mexican marines are in town!
Juan and Chris on the panga.
We went to the dentist, and she was able to see Ruth right away. Unfortunately she had to refer us to a root canal specialist and we weren't able to get an appointment there until Monday. She did give Ruth a prescription for pain killers so she can survive through the weekend.
Next up was a stop for lunch. Chris and Juan knew a place in the market where they do the best shrimp burgers. We couldn't have one because of the bun, but they sure did look good!
Shrimp burger. Sure does look messy to eat. Sometimes that's the best food!
Juan, getting a picture of his shrimp burger.
Juan, still getting a picture of his shrimp burger.
Holy cow Juan...how many pictures did you take??
Ruth and I each had one of the combo specials. A couple of quesadillas with pork and all the fixings, and french fries and a cold drink for 40 pesos ($3.20) each.
Back at the embarcadero (boat launch) we took the water taxi back to the Isla. This is also where the fishermen process some of their take, so there are always pelicans hanging around for the scraps. They sure are funny looking birds!
We had been invited to Colin and Contessa's next door neighbours for happy hour. Jurgen and Paula are from Vancouver area and had driven down here in their "new to them" 2006 Holiday Rambler Navigator motorhome. These units sold for close to half a million dollars when they were new, and can now be picked up for between $150,000 and $200,000.
Anyhow, they invited us for a tour, so we had a peek inside.
Paula, Ruth, and Juan.
Nice flower arrangement.
Their view out the front window.
The RV's here are kind of packed close together, so the only decent view they have is out the front window.
Kevin, trying out the driver's seat!
Very nice, but a little over the top for us. Besides, we could hardly afford to put tires on it! Oh, and to fill up the tank...it holds 600 litres of diesel fuel!
One of the best things about this location is the sunsets...yesterday's was truly fantastic!
We went back to Sherman, and plugged in the computer. Except, something was wrong with the power supply. Again! This is the fifth power supply we have bought for this little laptop. The last one was in October in Korea!
Then, I checked the power coming out of our backup inverter and it was only putting out 94 volts. Yes, it's supposed to be between 110 and 125. So, I guess we're going shopping for one of those as well.
Obviously because you're reading this, we've fixed everything up. You'll have to read about it in tomorrow's blog post!
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