500,000 bottles of sparkling wine mature in this section of the underground cellars at Cricova Winery just north of Chisinau, Moldova. Photo taken December 3, 2016.
Where are Kevin and Ruth right now? Chisinau, Republic of Moldova.

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

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

We're back in our motorhome!

Spent most of the last two hours trying to write a blog post. Unfortunately it seems that our cellular internet stick isn't making a very good connection this morning here at Altarose Rancho RV Park.

So, not sure when we'll get this posted. On top of that, I can't get Chrome to open up, so am trying to work it with Internet Explorer and that's not going so well either!

But on the bright side...we're back in our motorhome!

Yesterday, we flew from Toluca (just outside of Mexico City) to Puerto Vallarta. First time flying with the local Mexican carrier, Interjet. And we gotta say, we're impressed! It was only an hour and five minutes flight, but even for a short flight it was nice to have the extra legroom. The only time we've been on a plane with that much legroom it was in first class and I'll tell you, that doesn't happen very often!

And, they even served free booze!

So, note to self... when flying in Mexico, try to use Interjet.

Arrived just after 4:00pm. We knew how to take the local bus from the airport out to Valle de Banderas, so we waited outside the airport. Didn't take long, and our bus arrived. It was pretty full but Ruth got a seat right away. Not vey comfy because we had our bags with us and we ended up with our bags on our laps most of the journey. And boy, did we stand out like sore thumbs! Not very often a couple of gringos get on the local bus to head out to Valle de Banderas.

Then, we get into the central plaza and get off the bus with our bags.

We knew that there wouldn't be any food in Sherman, and we needed some supper. I went to the local roast chicken place, but they were already sold out. So Ruth went into the fruit and veggie store and bought eggs, and some fruit and veggie. That'll keep us going until we can get stocked up today.

Then, we looked for a taxi...but there were none to be had. The girl in the fruit store said that there are only collectivos. Hmm. We knew we could walk to Sherman. Without bags, it's probably a 20 to 30 minute walk. With bags, not the easiest, but it was doable. So we set off.

We walked by one house where we knew the people outside. They own a little restaurant beside the RV park and they recognized us from before. The man offered to drive us there! Nice! That was much appreciated and he was quite hapy to take the 50 pesos I offered him for the service.

Sherman looked pretty sad. Very dirty. It's pretty humid here over the summer, and he needs a good scrubbing. And he was partly under a tree so there's a bunch of bird crap over the front end.

Overall, the interior was not bad. A couple of dead ants, a couple of dead wasps, and a couple of mouse poops. Only enough to say that one or two passed through. We haven't seen any indication that any mice were living in here at all.

We sat out with park owners Garry and Jean and they plied us with a few welcome drinks! Nice to see them again.

Lots of time over the next few days to get Sherman all cleaned up, so we better get to it. We had planned on sitting here between a week or two, but with the poor internet connection from our cell stick, we'll play it by ear.

Happy to be back in Sherman!


26 comments:

  1. Ruth's smile says it all. Its good to be home. Enjoy! :)

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    1. Thank you Dianne, and yes it is good to be "home"!

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  2. Like being home. Well, more than "like" I suppose. You get to sleep in your own bed! Hazzah!

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    1. For us Sherman is "home" and yes, it was wonderful to sleep in our own bed again!

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  3. Nice isn't it to be treated well on an airplane! That's Mexico, Central and South America. AeroMexico, Interjet, MexicoConnect, and Volaris have open bar. VivaAerobus charges 40 pesos for a cocktail which isn't bad. Can't wait to see Sherman all cleaned up. Happy happy!

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    1. Have to say that Interjet is our favourite Mexican airline yet with Volaris a close second. VivaAerobus was OK as long as you follow the rules but they will charge you for everything!

      We can't wait to get Sherman all cleaned up and looking spiffy again!

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    1. Thanks Peter, and yes there is a lot of scrubbing to do!

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  5. No place like home! Glad Sherman is good!

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    1. We are so happy to be back "home"!

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  6. Welcome home! Even for world travelers, it is always nice to come home once in a while.

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    1. Thank you Cheapchick! And, yes you are totally right, it is nice to be back home.

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  7. Yay, you are finally RVers again!

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    1. He looked a little sad when we arrived back but already we can see that he is feeling happy and cleaner again!

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  9. Yes indeed the "smile" certainly tells a story...I look forward to the next chapter....P.S. I had trouble with Chrome and downloaded firefox as i don't like explorer....

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    1. Thank you Leslie! We sure were happy to be reunited again. Can't wait to get things all cleaned up.

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  10. Nothing like returning to your home after such a long time away.

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    1. It wasn't as long this time as it was last year. All in all, we are definitely happy to be back!

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  11. Home sweet home! Take it easy, one day at a time and just enjoy being there.

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    1. Thank you Contessa! Yes, we will take it one day at a time and slowly get Sherman all cleaned up and ready to roll.

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