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Where are Kevin and Ruth now? Keinton Mandeville, Somerset, England.

Where are Kevin and Ruth going next? Birmingham, England on May 19th!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Puerto Escondido (day 4)

This morning, a woodworking guy showed up to build the tables for the restaurant. Why buy tables, when you can hire a guy to build them for cheaper. By the way, I found out that the guys who showed up yesterday to help with the concrete floor were each paid 200 pesos ($16.67) each for about six hours of pretty hard work.

The woodworking guy set himself up in front of the motorhome, and while this has not been one of the quietest spots for us, it has been one of the most interesting.

Building three tables just like this one.

Out for a walk in the river. During rainy season, you would not be able to do this!

Some of the locals do their laundry in the river

Ruth, practising to be la abuela (a grandmother)


  1. Wow hard to believe those guys get paid so cheap for such hard work!
    Great shot of the river.


    (south ontario is getting a blast again from mother nature!, glad it's there for a change and not here in the west!)

  2. Hola Kevin and Ruth,

    My husband and I have lived in PE since July. (I lived in Puerto Vallarta the last 3 years and love Mexico.) We both have to travel back and forth to the USA for work and family. I recently started reading your blog and want you to know how much we enjoy it. Would love to meet you. For some reason I thought you had already left this area. How much longer will you be in the PE area? We have to take our son to the Huatulco airport tomorrow....he has that same flight to Houston that your son did.

    Depending on your plans and driving back and forth maybe we could take you to lunch or dinner or have a drink together.

    Regardless, thanks again for taking time to blog. Love the photos too.

    Tracy and Jim

  3. Hi Tracy and Jim...of course we would love to get together with you. We had been planning heading a bit further north on Thursday, but we don't have any strict plans. Can you send us an email and we'll try and set something up?

    [email protected]

  4. Interesting that those guys can build tables cheaper than buying them. Sure isn't the same up here I'll bet.

  5. Ruth, you make a great looking Grandma, and the little one looks so happy with you. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna...

  6. WBY...That is actually good pay for them. The offical daily minimum wage is $53 pesos ($.42CAN) a day. Mind you a lot of Mexicans make more than that because they work for themselves in many industrious ways that goes unnoticed by the government.

    Rick and Paulette...Mary told me that the guy making the tables is charging 100 pesos (8.33CAN) to make the tables but Mary and Raphael have to buy all the materials themselves. Still works out to be a great deal for them. They ended up with 7 tables in total.

    Sam and Donna...Thank you, yeah Alondra had a huge smile on her face. I can't wait to be holding our own Grandson at the end of march.

    Kevin, Ruth and Whiskey


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