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Our boondocking spot at dusk near Bridgeport, California.
Where are Kevin and Ruth right now? Bishop, California.

Where are they going next? South, towards Death Valley National Park.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Last blog post before Mexico!

Most of our regular readers know that we write up a new blog post for you every day. And it's normally published before 10:00am, depending on what time zone you're in. But that schedule could deviate a little over the next three months!

For example, tomorrow we will be up before the sun in order to make it to our border crossing at 7:00am!

So you're not going to get another update from us until we are at our first destination in Saltillo. That will probably be tomorrow evening, and it may be well into the evening hours! The next three days are going to be really busy for us.

Today, we've got a bunch of last minute stuff to do. Somewhere along the way, I still have to change Sherman's oil, and they won't let me do it here at the RV "resort". No vehicle maintenance allowed. So, when we're out picking up some last minute things I'll find an empty lot somewhere and just pull in and do it.

We had our first official group meeting yesterday afternoon. We went over a variety of items and answered a bunch of questions. We talked about cellular and wifi and internet in Mexico, pets and Mexican dogs, ATM's and banking, Buying fuel, and fuel scams, tipping, toilets, dumping black and grey water, fresh water, drinking water, border paperwork, and radio communication, among other things.

Lots to go over, and it's fun for us to be able to lead these people into what is very unknown territory for most of them.

Hey, there's us!

So... 12 rigs, 24 people, and 7 dogs!

There is 1 travel trailer, 2 fifth wheel trailers, 2 class B motorhomes, 1 Class C motorhome, and 6 Class A motorhomes.

6 American couples, and 6 Canadian couples.

Ranging in age from 52 to 78 (I think)!

Many have spent at least some time in Mexico, however I think two couples have never been to mainland Mexico. Quite a few have been to the Baja peninsula. 

They seem like a really sociable group of people. We think this is going to be a fantastic trip!

Five of the rigs in our group.
Photo taken at dawn this morning.

So, that's all for now... next blog post will be from Mexico!

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Good price on the RV State Sticker Travel Map...


And in Canada...





38 comments:

  1. Safe travels. No real need for any explanation regarding blog posts although, in your case, a missing post or two makes one begin to wonder if you've fallen off the face of the earth. I'm sure your group will have a fabulous time. You both look somewhat scholarly in that pic.

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    1. Thanks Bob and yeah, the next couple of days are going to be a little hectic we will try to post but not sure if it will happen.

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  2. This should be a lot of fun! I wonder if Mexico is ready for this group. lol! Behave and safe journey until the next blog post!!

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    1. Haha...not sure that Mexico is but we will certainly break it in! :-)

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  3. You are heading our for too much fun and I know you will enjoy yourself. Hopefully all will go smooth.

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    1. We plan on having a fantastic time, thanks!

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  4. Safe travels to the whole lot of you. I for one am looking forward to the experiences you will have in the next while.

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    1. Thanks Lorne! The fun has begun and so far so good. Hopefully we will have a bit of time tonight to post a blog.

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  5. How many miles from where you are to Saltillo?

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  6. Curious ... how long is the biggest rig with you? Does anyone require Ultra Low Sulpher Diesel (ULSD) gas? Will it be available?

    Excited to follow your journey!

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    1. Longest Class A motorhome is 36 ft, I think, but there are a couple of fifth wheels that will be more than that with truck and trailer together. Yes, two require ULSD and we have the list of stations that currently supply it. Supposed to be full roll out by December of this year.

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    2. We did the caravan in our 2016 B+ with a Mercedes diesel that requires ULSD. We followed the list and mostly filled up from stations on the list. There were exceptions, but we didn’t have any trouble. Supposedly the engine under load from highway driving helps. We also carried a gas can just in case. RV performed well.

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    3. Yes the list worked well. Only gap of any significance is Guadalajara to just north of Mazatlan and i suspect there are more selling ULSD than on the list which I obtained back in March. Too bad you can't just tell by looking at it or smelling it.

      LOL too bad that stupid diesel can of mine didn't. Why the heck do they design those things so they are now impossible to use?

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  7. Have all the fun and take all the pictures! This is going to be really good reading...

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    1. The journey has begun and it is going to be a blast!

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  8. Which company are you leading for? We look forward to your adventure.

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    1. We are leading for a company called Caravanas de Mexico. We are looking forward to the adventure as well. :-)

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  9. Blog when you can. Wishing you a Trouble-Free journey with your troupe.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

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    1. We will. We have had a couple of busy days but Kevin is working on the blog now, hopefully it will be posted shortly.

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  10. Have a wonderful adventure and so now we’ll all come vicariously. Perhaps in the future some of us will get to make the trip:) Enjoy!

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    1. Thank you Michelle. It will certainly be quite the adventure especially for some who have never been to or driven in Mexico. We have lots of interesting places to visit and a lot of new things to see and do.

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  11. So sorry we didn't connect today. It was a crazy day here at Leisure.
    We wish y'all a wonderful and safe adventure in MX. Of course we will be hitching a ride to see what mischief you get into. Happy New and happy travels.

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    1. No worries, it ended up being a bit of a hectic day for us as well and we really ended up being rushed for time trying to get last minute things done and helping out others who had questions or needed a little extra help here and there.

      Have a great winter and hope you enjoy following along with us virtually. :-)

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  12. Have a fantastic and wonderful time. Stay safe and enjoy looking forward to your Mexican blogs.

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    1. Thanks Brigitte! Our first post should be up shortly.

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  13. Sounds like a good group. Safe travels and have lots of fun.

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    1. Yep, it looks like a good one for sure. :-)

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  14. Sound like you are very prepared. Looking forward to meeting all of you here at the Oaxaca Campground. May all your Topes be small!

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    1. Well we certainly like to think we are! :-)

      We are looking forward to meeting you too Kate. It will be a while yet though before we get there.

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  15. Safe travels, I'll watch for your blog posts!

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    1. You don't have to wait any longer Connie and Barry, our first Mexico post of the trip should be up shortly.

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