The village of Ducaj near Boge, Albania.
Where are Kevin and Ruth now? Tirana Airport, Albania.

Where are Kevin and Ruth going next? Porto, Portugal on June 25th!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Puerto Escondido (day 3)

Mary took Ruth into town today to do some shopping. Ruth wanted a new swimsuit and we are both better off if I don’t have to be there for clothes shopping!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Puerto Escondido (day 2)

This morning, our friend Mary and her daughter Nataly and her niece Danna came with us and we took the collectivo into town and did a grocery shop at the relatively new Bodega Aurrera store in Puerto Escondido. It’s not a very big store, and I don’t think it was well planned.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Return to Puerto Escondido

We pulled out of our spot at Playa Zipolite at 7:15am. We wanted to make it throught the tight streets of Mazunte before there was any traffic, and we did okay. Still, the first 8 kms (5 miles) or so was pretty slow going.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Playa Zipolite (day 7)

Well I guess it was a 24 hour stomach bug! I woke up this morning surprised that I had slept so well through the night, and proceeded to feel better throughout the day. Now, I feel just about fine, I think!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Playa Zipolite (day 6)

One thing I forgot to tell you about regarding the downside to RV’ing in Mexico. Every time that we have been here, we have picked up some kind of stomach bug at some point during our stay. Usually related to eating out…

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Playa Zipolite (day 5)

We each went for our walks on the beach this morning. We pretty much have to go separately now because Whiskey doesn’t seem to enjoy it. It’s about a 2 km (1.6 mile) walk. Although she was a little more chipper today…I think she just wasn’t feeling well for a couple of days.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Playa Zipolite (day 4)

We don’t talk much about the downsides to RV’ing in Mexico because we feel the benefits far outweigh the drawbacks. But there are some minor issues that you have to deal with if you want to RV inexpensively in Mexico.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Playa Zipolite (day 3)

At around 9:00am, we started walking towards the village of Zipolite. From there, we needed to take a collectivo taxi to the next village of Mazunte so that we could visit the sea turtle sanctuary.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Playa Zipolite (day 2)

Didn’t do much today. Went for a walk down to the other end of the beach and then through part of the town and back to here.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Playa Zipolite

We stopped and got some groceries, and then some propane. We try and refill our propane tank when it gets down to about ¼ full. It’s a large tank and from full to ¼ full seems to last us about a month. That’s pretty good with the fridge running constantly on propane, and all the cooking we do.

Playa Chahue (Huatulco, day 19)

Had a good sleep parked up on the dead end street. We were parked just far enough off the road that nobody could see us down there, and as far as we know, nobody did.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Playa Bocana (Huatulco, day 18)

We were up well before 7:00am, but it was still almost 7:45am before we actually hopped on the bikes and went for a ride. Not sure why it takes us so long to get going sometimes!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Playa Tangolunda (Huatulco, day 17)

When Ruth took Whiskey out this morning, she came back with my other sandal! It had a few tooth marks in it, so it was obviously a dog or two who had walked away with them during the night before. But I’m glad to have them back.

Yearly full time living expenses

Readers Rob and Sherrie from Alberta asked about our yearly expenses while living fulltime in Sherman. We've kept track of pretty much every dime that we've spent, so I can kind of give you a breakdown.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Playa Tangolunda (Huatulco, day 16)

Ruth took Whiskey for a walk this morning as I was watching the stock market. It is sure an interesting time for gold, and there is a lot of money to be made with the junior gold stocks. It will be interesting to see how the whole U.S. monetary policy situation ends over the next few years.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Playa Tangolunda (Huatulco, day 15)

We went for our morning walk along the main road that runs by the entrances to the resort hotels. They have a sidewalk on either side, so no worries about vehicles. But you had better have your eyes on the sidewalk when you’re walking!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Playa Tangolunda (Huatulco, day 14)

Ruth walked down to the beach at 6:45am to see the sunrise. We are usually up before 7:00am anyhow, but today Ruth wanted to go watch the sunrise. I don’t blame her, the sunrises over the ocean are beautiful.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Playa Tangolunda (Huatulco, day 13)

First thing on the agenda was to clean the fridge burner. In this kind of hot weather, the burner for our fridge runs non stop.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Playa Tangolunda (Huatulco, day 12)

Up at 7:00am, after not a very good sleep. A couple of dogs barking, and a few kids playing soccer in the middle of the road in the middle of the night. I guess you get what you pay for sometimes!

Our RV'ing story

We have a lot of new readers, and not all of you know how we got into this Rv'ing thing. So for a change of pace we thought we'd tell you all the story.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Playa Tangolunda (Huatulco, day 11)

Had a coasting kind of a morning…me on the internet, while Ruth and Alex took Whiskey for a walk and then sat out playing cribbage.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Playa Tangolunda (Huatulco, day 10)

Our cellular internet went funny last night, and it still wasn’t working this morning. We were leaving this morning anyhow, so we decided to get up and leave right away.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Playa La Entrega (Huatulco, day 9)

Another day of doing nothing. Well, we did nothing important. Played games, went snorkeling…beach bum sort of nothing.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Playa La Entrega (Huatulco, day 8)

This morning, we went to the other beach. This is a small beach that is only accessible by boat or a walking trail. We got there about 9:00am and we were the only ones there.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Playa La Entrega (Huatulco, day 7)

We know that life is not always easy, and that sometimes tough choices have to be made. So the first decision of the day was to figure out which beach to go snorkeling at.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Playa La Entrega (Huatulco, day 6)

Got up to watch a beautiful sunrise this morning. Because we’re on the part of coast that is actually almost east and west, we get to see beautiful sunrises and sunsets from our location here.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Playa La Entrega (Huatulco, day 5)

We looked out the back window this morning to see the sunrise, and were surprised by a huge cruise ship backing into the bay. The boat was the Norwegian Star and it was on a Panama Canal cruise from Los Angeles to Tampa.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Playa La Entrega (Huatulco, day 4)

We left the public campground at about 11:00am after dumping our tanks and refilling our water supply. We didn’t have far to drive…only about 7 kms (4 miles)!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Playa Tangolunda (Huatulco, day 3)

Alex and Ruth went for a bike ride into town this morning. Whiskey and I stayed with Sherman and played on the internet until they got back.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Playa Tangolunda (Huatulco, day 2)

We are probably boring you with beach pictures, so we’ll try not to post as many. However, we are at the beach. We took a couple from our walk this morning. Aw, what the heck, we might as well show one more to you…!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Playa Tangolunda (Huatulco)

We actually ended up leaving at 7:30am. There were no cars blocking our exit, so I said goodbye to uncle Eugenio and confirmed that we didn’t owe him any money for parking. He said no, that we are friends of Mary’s and that is enough. We shook hands and said goodbye for now.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Playa Zicatela (day 5)

It’s our last day here at Playa Zicatela, and Alex and I wanted to spend it on the beach. So we got walked down there fairly early (around 10:00am) and paid the 100 pesos ($8.33) for the nice lounge chairs and umbrella.

December living expenses and income

Not a bad month! We spent a total of $1,550 for the month, and that included going to the dentist!