Out for a walk beside the Ottawa River in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada!
Where are Kevin and Ruth now? Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Where are Kevin and Ruth going next? Heading to Nova Scotia around August 1st.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Barra de Colotopec (day 2)

Yesterday we just lazed around. We are beside the Colotopec River and so Ruth and Lindsey took Cameron down to the river to cool off. The locals from the mountains come down to this spot on weekends and lie in the river all day long.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Barra de Colotopec

Yesterday morning, we moved Sherman to our friends house in Barra de Colotepec. Or simply called, "la Barra" by the locals. On the way, we stopped by a hotel that has RV sites and used one of the dump stations to empty our tanks. They charged us 50 pesos ($4.00) to do that. There was only one RV there, a fifth wheel from Quebec.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Puerto Escondido (day 7)

Had another great day yesterday. Went for a walk up to the highest point overlooking the beach, then sat and watched the surfers, then went to la Barra for late afternoon dinner.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Puerto Escondido (day 6)

We relaxed for the morning yesterday, then we took a taxi downtown. For 3 people (plus Cameron!) it costs 15 pesos ($1.20) in total to take the camionetta and we would have had to walk up to the main road. The taxi took us right to where we wanted to go and it was only 30 pesos ($2.40).

Friday, January 27, 2012

Playa Zicatela

We didn't so much but laze around the beach yesterday, so I figured I'd tell you a little about the place we're staying. It's called El Salvador Restaurant y Cabanas.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Puerto Escondido (day 4)

Yesterday, Alfredo, Mary and Nataly came to get us with Uncle Eugenio's borrowed pickup truck. We could have just sat in the back and bounced around, but Alfredo suggested we make it more comfortable. So he went and put two of his uncle's beach chairs in the back for us. That worked well!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Puerto Escondido (day 3)

Yesterday before lunch, we took a camionetta (a small pickup truck with benches in the back designed to carry passengers) to Barra de Colotepec, the small pueblo where Mary and Alfredo live about 7 kms south of Puerto Escondido.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Puerto Escondido (day 2)

We sat on the beach most of the morning. Mary and Nataly were coming over at some point, and just before lunch they showed up and went into town with us.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Puerto Escondido

We left Playa Ventura just after 8:00am. Destination, Puerto Escondido, about 281 kms (174 miles). We don't like doing much more than 200 kms a day under good driving conditions, so this was a pretty long day for us given the topes and small towns we had to drive through.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Playa Ventura (day 2)

30C (86F) every day. Clear blue sky every day. No need to check the weather forecast because it's exactly the same, every day! From here south to the Guatemala border it is rare to have a cloudy day in the winter.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Playa Ventura

We were a little late getting started yesterday, and we left Acapulco Trailer Park just before 10:00am. First thing we had to do was to stop for gas. And this is where we encountered a minor problem.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Acapulco (day3)

Yesterday was a "relax" day. We pretty much just hung around the RV park for the day except Ruth walked down to the end of the road with Lindsey and Cameron just to show them the area and buy a popsicle!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Lindsey and Cameron arrive!

Spent the earlier part of yesterday morning just doing some maintenance and cleaning of Sherman in preparation for Lindsey and Cameron's arrival. Checked their planes status on the internet and it looked like they were going to be about 45 minutes behind schedule so we didn't need to be at the airport until about 1:00pm.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


We left our boondocking spot at Piedre de Tlacoyunque at just before 7:00am. There were fisherman already showing up at 6:30, so we got an early start. We won't boondock there again though.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Piedra de Tlacoyunque

We left our spot near "el Centro" in Zihuatanejo early yesterday, but pulled in to the huge Commercial Mexicana store to do a grocery shop. Deal of the day? An imported bottle of Scotch for 90 pesos ($6.93). I love Mexico.