Duden Waterfall, Antalya, Turkiye.
Where are Kevin and Ruth now? Antalya, Turkiye.

Where are Kevin and Ruth going next? Paris, France on May 1st.

Saturday, February 12, 2011


We slept great last night, and we didn’t notice any cars pull into the parking area until a pickup truck pulled in about 6:45am and a couple got out and starting exercising! Around that time we got up and made coffee and tea and opened the blinds to a beautiful sunrise.

Sorry no sunrise picture though! Then, we took Whiskey for a walk and got ready to head out. We took our time leaving, it was probably around 9:30am. Again, we didn’t see any cars at all until we got to the main highway. We had a nice short drive today, of about 93 kms (58 miles). We stopped once along the way to look at a beautiful view, and again to have a snack and to use the internet.

Not sure what they were doing here. The road was not under construction.

Hardhats and steel toed boots? Nope...some of these guys were wearing sandals.

We pulled into Zihuatanejo (Zihua) around noon. We were here two years ago, so we were a little familiar with the area. It’s not the most RV friendly town to tour around though, and we had only been to the Playa La Ropa area last time. Never the central district of Zihua.

John and Wendy, the parents of a long time friend of ours (best man at our wedding) rent a small apartment in Zihua for a couple of months every winter, and we were looking forward to visiting with them. They had scoped out a spot that they thought might be suitable for us to park for a few days, but we have learned to stay away from the central area of Mexican towns. So we parked at the large Mexicana Commercial grocery store, and I walked to “El Centro” while Ruth stayed with Sherman and Whiskey. I did manage to find a parking area behind a restaurant, pretty much right downtown. Cost is 120 pesos ($10.00) per night, which is a bit pricey for us, but we also consider that the RV parks here in the Playa La Ropa area cost about 300 pesos per night. So we get to park close to the friends we’re visiting, and it’s really not a bad parking spot considering it’s right downtown. (GPS location n 17.63962 w 101.55593)

Can Whiskey come in the restaurant? Nope, but if she sits on the sidewalk, it's okay.

So we met up with our friends and spent an hour chatting at their apartment before going out for lunch. Whiskey came with us, but the restaurant we went to said there was no pets allowed (this area has a lot of gringo tourists) so we moved a table close to the sidewalk and asked if it was okay if Whiskey sat on the sidewalk. Sure, no problem! I love Mexico.

Kevin, Whiskey, Ruth, and John

Then we walked around and they showed us some local sights.

Zihuatanejo harbor

Love the translation issues.

We’ll probably stay for three or four days, so we’ll get a lot of opportunity to explore.


  1. Another great beach header pic. you guys sure know where to go to have fun, Like all the in town pictures also, I think one of these days we will ahve to try what yopu are doing as I for one feel safe with it. be safe out there. Sam & Donna..

  2. Looks like awesome weather once again.


  3. Sam and Donna... Mexico is safe to RV in. Trouble will find you if you look for it, same as anywhere else. We don't look for it. We don't ever travel at night, or even go out much at night. We try and arrive at our destination before 2:00pm, that way if you have problems you have time to fix them that day.

    WBY...I meant to mention on the blog post that we haven't seen ANY precipitation since Dallas Texas...3 months ago!

  4. LOL on Whiskey's "banishment" to outside of the open air restaurant. Oh my, such a poor doggie to be restricted like that. A whole 2 inches from the back of your chair?????

    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard

  5. "WBY...I meant to mention on the blog post that we haven't seen ANY precipitation since Dallas Texas...3 months ago!"

    You really love to rub it in!

  6. Looks like a great day in the sun..........

  7. Years ago we were allowed to bring dogs onto all the outdoor patio areas in Whistler, Mojo really enjoyed his afternoons drinking beer with us and sitting on a chair and getting lots of ice cubes and attention, things have changed and dogs aren't allowed on any patios however, there's still one left but it's a secret.

  8. Karen and Steve and Kelly and Mojo...We haven't had any problems with this before, I think it may be because it is more "gingoized" than the normal Mexican restaurant.

    Chris...Sorry, but you could always move a little further south!

  9. jajaja.. I had read a lot of yours post..and until now i understand whiskey is the dog.. I read many days "we take whisky to walk"...and i traslate like "we drink whisky to walk" i speak spanish, sorry. I wonder how this couple many days need a whisky to go to walk.!! Jaja.


  10. Gustavo...You sure got us laughing on that. I know Kevin likes Whiskey (to drink) but we don't need it to walk. Glad you are enjoying our travels.

    Kevin, Ruth and Whiskey


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