The Dniester River with Moldova on the left and Transnistria on the right. Photo taken December 10, 2016.
Where are Kevin and Ruth right now? Soroca, Moldova.

Where are they going next? Back to Chisinau, Moldova on Tuesday. Then the Wednesday overnight train back to Bucharest.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Eating out...again!

Man, the entertainment budget is taking a hit this year. But, at least we're being entertained!

We include all meals out in the "entertainment" category, although we should really include a
separate category for meals out. Maybe I'll go back into the budget and separate things.

I think we have eaten out more this winter season than ever before.

We walked over to La Cosinita yesterday morning to meet Barb and Sal, and Heinz and Ulli for a
9:00am breakfast. Forgot the camera, so I guess we'll just have to go back once more before we
leave!

Nice filling breakfast, with fresh squeezed orange juice for 135 pesos ($10.50 CAD), tip included for the two of us.

Then, the six of us drove in Sal's truck about a half an hour over to the Las Jaras hot springs in the town of La Garita.

The new change rooms are fancy. Nice wood log wall.

Heinz, Kevin, Ulli, Barb, and Sal. Soaking in the hot tub.

Barb, in the bubbles!

This park has nice hot pools to soak in, as well as a warm swimming pool and a kids play pool with small slides.

Cost was a little pricey, at 120 pesos ($9.36 CAD) per person. But a nice way to spend a few hours.

Ruth on the grounds of Las Jaras hot springs. The place is really busy on weekends!

The main swimming pool.

It was around 2:00pm by the time we made it back to Mazamitla, and we decided to go out for lunch as well.  Barb suggested La Troje, and since we've been there four or five times and never had a bad meal, it was easy to say "okay"!

Needless to say, we didn't need much for dinner. One of the reasons that our grocery expenses
are really low so far this month.

It was cloudy, cool, and windy for the rest of the day. And then the rain started.

It rained most of the night, with some really strong wind gusts. Have never seen rain like that at this time of year here.

And now, at 8:00am...it is still raining!

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20 comments:

  1. Sometimes you do what ya gotta do and the budget takes a beating.
    Fed and entertained with friends is priceless.

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    1. Yes, and that is actually what we are doing! It just feels very strange to be eating out so much but we know that we are getting good value for our money and that we won't be doing much of this once we are north of the border.

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  2. Part of life is enjoying yourself and you guys work like crazy and spend little in the summer. At least those meals out aren't costing a fortune!

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    1. So very true, and yes we are getting great meals for a great price. :-)

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    1. We will have some great days when you get here! :-)

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  4. If you are going to bust the budget, looks like a good place to do it:)

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    1. Absolutely! We will miss this delicious food when we head north.

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  5. Also pouring here in Las Palmas, Matehuala SLP. And 46 deg. We went big on dinner last night at the hotel. Fantastic.

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    1. Hope the rain has stopped for you today! Are you spending a few days there? If so you need to go and see Real de Catorce, it is an amazing little town up in the mountains!

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  6. Wacky weather everywhere apparently. The hot springs look relaxing. Good after all that work you did on the caravan ! :)

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    1. The hot springs were wonderful and so relaxing and we really enjoyed the great company too!

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  7. Poured big time in Mazatlan and strong wind. Kevin and Ruth further to your question about Celestino...we arr7ved at Villas Celeste this morning seems to be the only one open. 2 other rigs here. 200 pesos oer night

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    1. Yes, there appears to be a big storm over much of Mexico right now. Hopefully it will blow over soon.

      Thanks for the info about Celestino. We will be there around the 21st...

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  8. $120 pesos ($240 total) each for the hot springs. That makes Villa Corona pretty cheap at (as I recall) +/-$250 per night for full hookups AND full use of the pools!

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    1. Yes! Villa Corona is now 270 pesos per night in the RV park. So if you make use of the pools there, it is a good deal. Pools alone at Villa Corona is 110 pesos per person, so pretty much the same as where we were yesterday.

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  9. I can't deny that I like to eat out. That said, I usually eat way too much, food that is fattening and not very healthy. If it's a vegetable garden, a simple salad, not worth eating out. I can do that at home :)

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    1. Yep, we have been eating too much food too when we eat out and we have even shared a meal at a few of the places and we still walk away stuffed! We find that it depends on where we are, on whether we eat out or not. Here in Mexico if we are out for the day we will generally have lunch out but if we are north of the border or hiking then we will pack a lunch. It is rare for us to eat out at dinner time though.

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  10. I guess we sent our rain your way. Either I could say, "sorry," or "you're welcome!"

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    1. We don't mind one day of rain, just don't need it to last any longer, and it didn't! :-)

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