Out for a drive south of Chisinau, Moldova. Photo taken December 6, 2016.
Where are Kevin and Ruth right now? Chisinau, Republic of Moldova.

Where are they going next? Transnistria. The country that doesn't exist! Arrive December 8th.

Friday, December 25, 2015

Feliz Navidad!

Merry Christmas to all of our friends, relatives, and loyal blog readers! We hope that you are exactly where you wanted to be today.

We are very happy where we are, with perfect weather and good friends. We are only missing our family this Christmas. Sure would be fun to spend Christmas with the grandkids, they're at the perfect age. Perhaps another year.

We had a good day yesterday just puttering around the motorhome. I cleaned the windows and wiped down the outside.

In the afternoon, we walked into the nearest little community, called El Arco and bought some more fruit. There was a guy with a truckload of pineapples selling them for 10 pesos ($0.83 CAD) each.

Deal of the day at 83 cents a piece! One ripe for now and one that can sit for a couple of days.

In the evening, Chago came to get us around 7:30pm to go see what was going on at the church. Chago and Carmen have three children...a 15 year old boy, Isidro, a 13 year old daughter, Marielle, and another daughter, Fatima, who will be 3 on Sunday.

Marielle and Fatima came with us to the church. Carmen stayed at home doing some cooking, and Isidro is a 15 year old boy...doing his own thing!

There was some kind of ceremony going on where people were lined up with baby dolls and other people were going through kissing the baby dolls and giving candy. No idea what it was all about! We tried asking, but still didn't understand. We didn't stay long...Chago decided it was not very exciting and we agreed.

Chago and Carmen's daughter Marielle, 13.

And other daughter Fatmina who will be 3 on Sunday. Yes, she certainly is adorable!

And then we went back to their place for food. Tamales are a big thing on Christmas Eve in Mexico. 


So we had some tamales, and we were pretty much full! Then, Carmen brought our dinner! Turkey breast with a ground beef and veggie topping. It was really good, but unfortunately we couldn't eat the pasta side dish.

Chago and Kevin

Christmas Eve dinner.

A fun Christmas Eve. Back to Sherman by 10:30pm, and a good night's sleep.

This morning, we have friends Luis and family coming over for pancakes and real Canadian maple syrup!

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24 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas from our house to yours.

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    1. Thank you Jim and Sandie, I hope you had a wonderful Christmas as well!

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  2. Merry Christmas to you both! Enjoy the day.

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    1. Thank you Bob and we hope that you had a Merry Christmas too!

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    1. Thank you George, it sounds like you and Suzie had a very Merry Christmas too!

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  4. Love that you share your adventures! Feliz Navidad!!! Peter & Bonnie Dickens (NS)

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    1. Thank you Peter and Bonnie, we are glad that you are enjoying them. Felize Navidad to you both as well.

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  5. Merry Christmas from Vancouver!!! :)

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    1. Thank you Karyn and we hope that you and Skyler enjoyed your Christmas in your new home.

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    1. Thank you, and we hope that you and Anneke had a very Merry Christmas too!

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  7. Merry Christmas to you both. Looks like you are enjoying the good life!

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    1. Thank you, and yes we are enjoying life to it's fullest. :-)

      Hope that you both had a very Merry Christmas as well.

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  8. I believe they were representations of baby Jesus, you kiss them and then receive a piece of candy.

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    1. We had figured that but we couldn't figure out why there was so many. I thought that they would only use one and then place it in the manger. I guess this is just another way of getting candies. ;-)

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  9. We didn't have traditional tamales this year (missed them, too). Hope you had a grand day!

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    1. Yep, the tamales here are so delicious!

      Hope you had a very Merry Christmas as well.

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  10. Merry Christmas Kevin and Ruth, looking forward to another year of your adventures.

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    1. Thank you Peter. Hope you both had a wonderful Christmas too!

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  11. Merry Christmas and Happy 2016 from our house to yours.

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    1. Thank you Erin, hope you both had a very Merry Christmas too and many more adventures in 2016.

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