Somewhere in northeastern Romania. Photo taken November 30, 2016.
Where are Kevin and Ruth right now? Chisinau, Republic of Moldova.

Where are they going next? Not sure. We're staying in Chisinau for a week or so.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Another good day in Mexico

Just a nice day. That's what we had today!

Got all our internet stuff done before 11:00am thanks to the fast wifi here at Delia's Trailer Park in Etzatlan. And more...I even downloaded some old TV shows for watching later. Boy, when you don't have decent internet for a while it sure is nice to have that good connection.

And then at 11:00am, we went for a two hour bike ride!

When we were here two years ago, they had started building a multi use trail on an old railway line...walking, bicycling, or horse back riding. At the time, they only had about 5 kms (3 miles) of it done.

But now, they have something like 35 kms (21 miles) of it done!

Nice day for a bike ride.

Some kind of small hawk?

Stopping for a water break.

Us!

Along the way, they had a map detailing the cycle path as well as hiking trails.

We could easily spend more time here. Lots to do.

You know, this is small town Mexico. We're at least an hour drive outside of the big city of Guadalajara. And yet, they have all of these recreational activities including this fantastic network of cycling trails. Apparently they go all the way north to the next town of Magdelena.

The Tequila Volcano. The other side of that is the town of Tequila.

Along the trail there is a brand new washroom facility!

Ruth, riding up ahead.

And this is as far as we went.

When we turned around, we had done 11.2 kms (7 miles). So we did a total of 22.4 kms (14 miles). Not bad, considering it's the first real bike ride we've done this winter!

Back at the motorhome, we had lunch. And then, to celebrate National Napping Day, I lay down for a half an hour. No actual nap, but sometimes it's good just have a rest.

While I was napping, Ruth took these photos.

Funny looking dude.

These guys were flying above for a few hours. No idea what that was all about.

Sherman, parked up at Delia's Trailer Park, Etzatlan.

Long drive ahead of us today. Well, a total of about 280 kms (174 miles). But that's probably a five hour drive, especially with the route we're taking. So we're up early, and planning on being on the road around 8:00am.

And, it will be the first time this season that we'll see the ocean. We've been in Mexico (and Colombia) since last October, and we haven't seen the ocean other than from an airplane!

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18 comments:

  1. Don't you guys pull a car along with you? We want to go deeper into Mexico and the places you go look really interesting but we have a 41 ft. M.H. and a honda. See any problems with this?

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    1. No, in our eight years of RV travel we have never towed a car. We have bicycles, and have occasionally rented a car, and in Mexico we walk and use public transportation a lot.

      You would be a little more limited with a rig that size, but others have done it.

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    2. Perhaps he was thinking of the LBC?

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    3. Maybe but I don't think so because it has been very seldom that the Little Blue Car has ever been with us on a trip when we have had the motorhome with us.

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  2. Nice to get a bike ride done, I got out a few times this winter and was wonderful.

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    1. We really enjoyed our bike ride and would have enjoyed doing more bike riding his winter but on this trip the areas haven't been very good for bike riding.

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  3. Dang. I *knew* it was Napping Day but I didn't get a chance. Oh well, slept in this morning. That'll have to do.
    That whole "wash-room along the trail" program is definitely a nice amenity. Seems we're always looking for a wash-room.

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    1. Now you will have to wait until next year for a nap! ;-)

      We think the washroom stop was a great idea, as well as the bike trail. It sure would be nice to see more of them pop around the country!

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  4. What a nice trail! And I think that little hawk is Kestrel. We have a lot of the American Kestrels around Missouri. Safe travels!

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    1. It is a beautiful trail and we can't wait to go back and see more of it next time. Thanks, for ID'ing the Kestrel, I believe that you are correct on that. :-)

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  5. Beautiful bike trail! Does Mexico have any tracts of public land on which one can boondock in an RV?

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    1. It was a great bike trail, you would have loved it and been able to do the whole length of it in one day.

      No I don't believe that they have anywhere that you can boondock like BLM land but there are lots of places to boondock and most people don't care. Having said that we normally park on private land with permission just to have that feeling of a bit of security, when we aren't staying in a park. They also have state and national parks that have camping but no formal hookups and we have boondocked at a couple for little or no charge, not all of them can accommodate a large rig though.

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  6. Trail looks awesome. Last time we were at Delia's we rode our bikes into town via the highway, us and the cane trucks! I thought Bonnie was going to have a heart attack!! It looks really well made. Good for the community!

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    1. All you have do do now is cross the road and then bike a very short distance down the dirt side road and you will be on the path and if you go right it will take you into town, not the downtown but at least you miss out riding on the highway. Yes, it looks well made and we saw people using it so that is a good sign.

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  7. What's your main source of TV downloads? We've outrun DirectTV. Enjoying the new reports and taking notes.

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    1. We download torrents into the Vuze program.

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  8. here is one of many links to online birding. This one is for birds of NorthAmerica.

    http://bna.birds.cornell.edu/bna/#portal-globalnav

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    1. Thanks Chris, we do use the internet to find some of the birds but it isn't always that easy when you don't know the family of bird to look for or if you don't have the bandwidth to go searching for them on the internet, sometimes it is just easier to ask our knowledgeable readers. :-)

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