Out for a lakeside walk in Valea Morilor Park in Chisinau, Moldova. Photo taken December 4, 2016.
Where are Kevin and Ruth right now? Chisinau, Republic of Moldova.

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

Saturday, July 30, 2016

One more week!

Isn't it hard to believe that our motorhome Sherman has been gone for almost two months?! Yes, he returns to us next weekend, in only one more week. It's funny that we're excited to see him again!

We received a couple more photos of him. He's actually been down south across the border! Tana and Graham had mentioned that they were interested in going to Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, and of course that's only 400 miles (640 kms) south of the Canada/U.S. border.

I had given them a letter of permission to take Sherman across the border, so apparently they made it with no problems.

Sherman, camping down in Yellowstone.

I don't know if they made the attempt or not, but we would have chosen Glacier National Park and it's sister park Waterton Lakes National Park on the Canadian side. We thought they were much prettier than what we had seen of Yellowstone.

We thought that Yellowstone was worth a stop if you happened to be going through that way, but we wouldn't have made it a destination. Each to their own, I suppose.

Oh, one of the local ladies asked Ruth if she wanted some fresh veggies. She was going to the local Hutterite colony to buy some, and was happy to bring some back.

Not bad, for $9.00 CAD ($7.00 USD).

A big bag of fresh green beans, a huge head of cauliflower and broccoli and a big bag of mini cukes. Not quite Mexico prices, but not bad!

Back here at the park, we're one night through our busy long weekend. Lots of people up partying last night, and a couple of noise complaints, but no real problems. I'll have to make time for a nap though because I didn't make it to bed until almost 2:00am.

And the mosquitoes are horrible! They had been not much of a problem for the past few weeks, and all of a sudden on Tuesday morning they showed up in hordes. And it's not just here at the park, it's all of the surrounding area including the nearest towns. I've been using our new fogger, but it's just barely keeping up. They are bad! 

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12 comments:

  1. Hi Kevin and Ruth,

    LOVE your blog!! Heading to Valle in September and remember reading about your friend Santiago at the embarcadero there. Hoping we can take a sail with him as you did. Just show up and explain that we are friends and offer to pay him? Should we call him from Mexico City a few days before? Best of luck with your upcoming adventure in Ramania.

    Mark and Terri

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    1. So glad that you will go to Valle de Bravo and stop in at "Chago's" marina. Yes, I would suggest that you call him first especially if you want to go for a ride in his sailboat as he is quite often busy and may not have time when you get there. I would suggest doing the sailboat ride during the week, it might be easier for him to find the time. Not sure if you are Mexican or not but Chago doesn't speak English.

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  2. Because of the drought in Ontario, we have only been getting leafy greens, green onions and radishes from the organic farmer. He is worried about his well going dry!

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    1. Wow, really wish we could send you some of the rain we have been getting and will get in the next week! It just doesn't want to stop. :-(

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  3. Will be nice to have Sherman back with you again, he will have many stories to tell.

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    1. Yes, it will be nice to have him back and then we can start getting him ready for our getaway at the end of September. :-)

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  4. Of the two parks, I personally, have always liked Yellowstone the best.

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    1. Too be honest when we were at Yellowstone the weather wasn't the best so really we didn't get to see all the beautiful scenery that is has to offer. I think we need to go back again and give it a second chance.

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  5. I, too, would spend all summer at Glacier/Waterton, rather than a week at Yellowstone (which is always so danged crowded). Nice veggies; now that we're home, we're enjoying our Nevada City farmer's market. No skeeters here ... it is HOT, HOT, HOT! Skeeters have all been fried. Be nice to see Sherman, eh?

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    1. We can't wait until we can travel to these parks when the weather is better but not so good that the parks are packed with tourists! One day we will get to that point.

      You are lucky to not have the mosquitoes! They are insane here at the moment and nothing seems to be killing them. :-(

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  6. I won't mention the cost of fresh produce here in Mexico. We've been blessed with great broccoli and asparagus the last couple of months. Avocados are expensive though, we've had two extremes around the country; drought and excessive rains. The price has now dropped from a high of 80 pesos a kilo to 52 pesos a kilo.

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    1. Gosh, we sure do miss all the nice fresh fruits and vegetables and their wonderful prices in Mexico!

      We found the cheapest avocado prices to be in the Pátzcuaro area, at least from all the traveling around that we have done but maybe it depends on the time of year too.

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