View on Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania last February.
Where are Kevin and Ruth now? Ottawa, Canada.

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

Thursday, October 13, 2011


We have to think that all this rain is payback for the three and a half months of perfect weather we had last winter! Well, it may be wet, but at least we're not cold and that's the most important part.

And it's still raining as I write this morning. But, this should be the last day and it's looking like it should be quite nice the next few days so we're looking forward to seeing the sun again. So, we spent the day indoors, although we did get out for a quick couple of laps around the park for a walk. Ruth made a loaf of gluten free sure does smell good baking in the RV.

Baking bread in the motorhome.

Hurrican Jova spared Puerto Vallarta, however the city of Manzanillo had bad flooding and north of there the beach communities of Maleque and Barra de Navidad were also said to be under water. We will likely be visiting these areas next month, so it will be interesting to see what long term damage has been done.

We want to point you towards some blogging friends... Trent and Teresa have been reading our blog since the early days and now I'm happy to report that they are about to take off on their first winter away from Canada as they are officially retired! Happy travels Trent and Teresa, we'll be following along!

Today, despite the rain (or perhaps because of it) we are going to go into the town of Mazamitla. We need to pick up a few groceries, plus there is a nice waterfall there. We visited this waterfall back in February, but it was during the dry season and there wasn't much water falling! We want to see it again, and with all the rain the last few days it should be really different.


  1. Glad to hear the weather will be improving, we had another round of rain last night and it is cloudy today, then we are supposed to have three nice sunny days in a row.Rigg's is being his old self, vying for attention, and trying to keep Sadie away from his food dish, then he will feel sorry for her and give her a couple of pieces.You guys be safe out there.. Sam & Donna....

  2. glad to hear that Hurricane Jova has spared most of the Puerto Vallarta area...hope the sun comes out later for you both!!!

  3. Sure glad to hear that you guys are okay if a little water logged. The bread does look good.

  4. Its still very pretty there even with the rain...nice to see everything 'green' and you at least still have the warmth..the bread looks good...enjoy and stay safe looking forward to your future posts and pics:)

  5. Good to know you two are safe and it sounds as if the wx is going to clear within the next day or so. The bread sure looks good too.


  6. Wet and warm, is heaps better than wet and cold any day.

  7. Yep, rain better than snow.
    Donna W.

  8. The rain will dry up but had there been mud slides in your area that would have been bad for the locals. Glad Jova settled down a tad.

    Life is to be enjoyed no matter the circumstances. Have a good one.

  9. I found another gluten free bread recipe using potato starch and millet flour. They say it is more like "real" bread then rice flour breads. I'm going to try it out tomorrow... I'll let you know :)

  10. you will be paid back with splendid weather soon...

  11. Bread sure smells good! We can't wait to hit the road, we will be leaving in 11 more days and counting.

  12. Hi there, thanks for looking at my blog.

    I, too, bake bread in our 5th wheel. Two loaves at a time. I usually bake in the oven but I have also baked bread in our counter top roasting pan.

  13. You have made it thru Jova, some rainy days, but not cold, gotta love it. Soon the sunshine and traveling will be on the agenda.

  14. We have been in rain for 4 days. Sometimes it is nice to have a day or 2 of rain just to catch up on things but 4 days is getting out of hand!

  15. Well we think the rain has gone. Friday was a much better day. We were getting cabin fever. With the rain everything will stay greener a little longer and the wild flowers will be in abundance.

    Elaine, John and Ellen...The bread is very good, even if it is gluten free.

    Bob...We agree!

    Donna W...You bet it is!

    Contessa...There were no mudslides that we know about in our area.

    Lindsey...Let me know how it turns out. Not sure I can get millet flour down here though.

    Chris...It smelled so good. We are looking forward to seeing you again at the end of December.

    Palamine...I can only cook one at a because it is for me only (gluten free) and I cut it up and store it in the freezer, no room for more. Love to see people baking in a RV.

    FULL-TIMERS...OCT. 17, 2009...Yep, 1 or 2 days is fine but after that it gets old quick.

    Kevin and Ruth


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