Rideau River near Manotick (Ottawa), Canada.
Where are Kevin and Ruth now? Ottawa, Canada.

Where are Kevin and Ruth going next? Reuniting with Max in Germany on October 1st.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Brownsville (day 4)

Monday November 17…10:30

Well the main project today was to get Sherman’s alternator problem fixed. I removed the new alternator and Steve and Glen (hereafter referred to as S&G) drove me over to the auto parts place. They
tested the new alternator on their testing machine, and it tested “PASS”. I insisted that they exchange the alternator, because it definitely didn’t work when I had it installed. It made no sense. They were very good about it though, and let me have the other new alternator that they had ordered in the replace the defective one they had already sold me.

Went back to Sherman and installed the alternator. It worked perfectly! It just makes no sense that the one they sold us yesterday tested a “PASS” on their machine. Oh well, at least this one works fine.

And so we spent the rest of the afternoon getting some final details ready for our next few months in Mexico. Photocopies of documents etcetera.

Then we left our home of the last couple of days on the Walmart parking lot, and drove over to visit a couchsurfing friend of S&G’s in order to park on the roadway in front of his house. It’s a nice area…and a fairly new housing development.

Harry and Sherman at sunset, parked in a Brownsville residential area

We have set a time to leave here by 7:30am, and will head straight for the border. We’re going across the Veterans Bridge, as that is the crossing that does not allow any pedestrians, and should be easier for two motorhomes.

We are headed for a beach at Barra Del Tordo. It’s about a 5 hour drive south of Brownsville, so we may not make it there is one day. We plan on spending a few days there once we arrive though.

I should mention that our internet access while in Mexico may not be as regular, and so if this journal goes a few days without getting updated it’s probably because the beach that we’re camped out on doesn’t have wireless internet access!

Total nights sleeping in a motorhome…391

November Fuel $ 434.74 CAN

November Grocery $454.06 CAN

November Overnight costs $ 32.80 CAN

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