A nice start to the day at Lower Mazinaw Lake, Ontario, 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, February 9, 2009

Hogar Infintil Orphanage (day 6)

Monday February 9…10:30pm

Ruth defrosted the fridge and freezer this morning, and then did a bunch of laundry by hand.

They have 4 laundry stations in behind the kitchen, and there was one of the older teenage boys there using one of them, so he taught Ruth how to do laundry by hand properly. Ruth says if we ever get a normal house again, she will teach me how to do it and we won’t need to buy a washing machine!

We rode our bikes into the town of Ocozocuatla this afternoon. We were running low on cash, and we need to buy gasoline tomorrow for the drive to Huatulco, so we had to find a bank machine. This town of 35,000 people has one bank, and 2 bank machines. Usually this means there is a long lineup for the machines, but one of the machines was available when we got there for some reason.

Walked around their “el centro” (downtown) area for a while and found the market. We bought a loaf of bread, a whole pineapple, a bag of carrots, and a bag of potatoes for a total of 37 pesos ($3.35 CAN, $2.75 US). I had a hard time walking around the market. The Mayan people are typically very short, so the awnings over the market stalls are not meant for someone 6 feet tall! I had to duck under almost all of them and walk hunched over most of the time. It was kind of funny.

Had spaghetti for supper, and then watched the rest of the Harry Potter movie we started yesterday. Hitting the road again tomorrow morning, headed for the Pacific beaches of Huatulco.

Total nights sleeping in a motorhome…474

February Fuel $ 0 CAN

February Grocery $ 55.16 CAN

February Overnight costs $ 20.00 CAN

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