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, February 24, 2016

Massages and pedicures

We're sat in one place for a while, with nothing official planned. So Ruth and I have been organizing other group activities which people can participate in if they want to...or not.

Yesterday, Ruth walked with everyone who wanted to go into town. Villa Corona is a nice town. And yesterday was their weekly market day.

And, there is a church built into a pile of hardened sand. We were there back in 2009, and it's kind of interesting. Apparently it's in the Ripley's Believe it or Not listings.

But when they got there, it was closed and they couldn't find the right person to unlock it for them.

The sand church. The entrance is behind this monument, but it's gated.

After that, they went to the market. Ruth bought a big bag of boneless skinless chicken breast, brocolli, bean sprouts, tomoatoes, carrots, onions, potatoes, jicama, and peppers. For a total of about $15.00 CAD. Our grocery expenses are really low this month, partly because of all the eating out we did with the caravan group. I think we're going to come in under $200 for the month!

One of our RV caravan group, Colleen, with their dog Maybe. 
As in "Maybe we'll keep her, or maybe we won't"!

I stayed back and cleaned Sherman's air filter. Quite a few years ago I had bought a fairly expensive K&N air filter, and I really like it. But, you have to clean and re-oil it every few thousand miles, so yesterday was the day for that.

Late afternoon, we were all invited over to Mike's for happy hour. He and his wife Barb live in their fifth wheel here at Chimulco water park for five months every winter.

Happy hour at Mike and Barb's!

Today, we've got a real treat planned for the group. Through the office here, we organized massages and pedicures for those who want to take part. 250 pesos ($20.00 CAD) for a 40 minute massage, and 100 pesos ($8.00 CAD) for a pedicure. They are even going to do it right in the RV park clubhouse, so we don't have to go anywhere. Should be a nice relaxing day. Even I've signed up for a massage!

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16 comments:

  1. Looks like you are having fun. I'm curious about the air filter. Are dusty Mexican roads the reason you changed to this filter.

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    1. No, it is just a better quality filter that only needs to be cleaned regularly and not thrown out and replaced each time.

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  2. Our coach came with a K&N air filter, love it !
    That's a good deal for a massage, we would have gotten one too.

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    1. Kevin really likes the filter as well and it is nice not having to replace them all the time.

      The massage and pedicure were great!

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  3. Boy was I surprised at the title for your blog today. Pedicures. Up town for sure. Although I'd be all in for the massage. Sorry you didn't get to see the inside of the church. It looks very interesting.

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    1. I treated myself to both the pedicure and the massage, Kevin even had a massage and it was lovely!

      We had seen the inside of the church before but the others in the group hadn't, so it was a shame that they weren't able to see it although we did enjoy our nice walk to it.

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  4. Great idea for a down-time day. I love going to local markets when I travel, one of my favorite was a market in Amsterdam that was strictly locals that our Turkish Hotel owner told us about outside of the tourist zone.

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    1. Those are the best kinds of markets and much like this one. Other than us we didn't see any other "gringos" around. We love getting all our fresh produce from these markets.

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  5. Hope you enjoy your massage! That is a good price!

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  6. Mike and Barb have a really nice set up.
    Never heard of a traveling massages and pedicure company. Only in Mexico! hehe

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    1. Yes, they really do have a nice set up. They decided to spend their money on making this place their second home, instead of spending a ton of money on building an actual house. Also by doing things this way they have full daily use of the waterpark.

      Both of the women who came to do the massages and pedicures don't actually do it this way all the time but because we are a large group it made it worthwhile to come to the campground and they both had very a productive day so it was certainly worth it for them.

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  7. Always great to have a massage. We did ours on Sunday with a Temazcal. Four hours. It was great.

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    1. They have Temazcal here at the park that is open on the weekends now, it is pretty new.

      The massages were wonderful!

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  8. Wish the Caravan company had offered the opportunities that you and Ruth are offering. Perhaps we would not have left several weeks before the Caravan ended. Would I take another Caravan? NEVER!

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    1. Sorry you had such a bad experience with the caravan you were on. This caravan company seems to have lots of great things organized for the group and when there isn't anything on the go then we try to find things to do that they would be interested in doing. It also helps when the group gets along really well and this group sure does. I think everyone is having a fun time.

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