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November 13 to 19, 2015




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Monday November 13, 2015


We woke up to rain this morning, no trip to Mexico for us today.
 

It was a morning for reading and surfing the net.


The rain stopped in the afternoon, but we still had a few sprinkle here and there.
Murielle and Gilles invited us over to taste some fried spinach.  Andre and Louise were also with us.
Fried Spinach?  It was good, different, but good.
 

Today, I went to talk to Gilles and unknowingly stopped on a fire ants nest.  In less than 5 seconds I had 10 of them on my foot.  Five or six of them managed to bite me before I got them all off.  The bites hurts and burns at the same time, not fun.


It was bingo night at the park.  There was not a lot of people.  It was because the Winter Texan are not all here yet.
 

The pros, Michele won one bingo ($3), but it costs $3.50 for all our cards...
 

A good day.



Tuesday November 14, 2017


We finally made it to Mexico.  It was warm, 30°C.
 

Mexico.


My dentist is located at the purple tooth building.
I am getting one of my front crown repaired/replaced.  It fell off last summer.
The dentist had a little problem getting the old crown off.  He prepared my tooth for the post and took prints for my new crown.  I was on the chair for about one hour and half.
My next appointment is on November 29.


By the time I was done with the dentist, it was lunchtime.  I could not eat for another hour to give time for the glue on my temporary crown to set properly.  Why not have a good frozen Margarita while waiting for the hour to pass!


There has been a lot of renovation since the last time we were here during the winter of 2014-2015.
This store was pretty shabby back then, but now all is new and better.
 

The Pancho Bar was pretty small, but now it includes a restaurant.


 

Here we are with our frozen margarita.  We ate tacos and natchos.  With our drinks, it costs $343.03 pesos, or $18.90 US.
 

We had never seen tequila in a one gallon plastic jug!


The big Canada Store is also being renovated.


On our way back home, we passed thru Weslaco, TX.  The downtown area is pretty.


As soon as we were back home, we headed to the pool.  It was 30°C outside and the pool was at 32°C.



Wednesday November 15, 2017


As usual, on Wednesday we went for our walk in the small Mexican flea market nest door to the RV Park.
This is a cute way to advertise that you sell  corn on a cub.  BTW, corn on the cub here is not very good, not as sweet as ours up north.


Once again, at around 3 pm, we went and joined our friends in the pool for an hour or two.  Michele even went to the hot tub.
 

Over the pass few years, I could not go in the pool.  I would end up with a skin rash.  I had some cream left over from a prescription from last summer.  I used it just to see if it would work.  IT DOES!
I can go in the pool now.



Thursday November 16, 2017


Our plan for the winter is to stay in one RV Park for a month and then change RV Park for the next month and so on.  We want to see and experience different area of the Rio Grande Valley.  We traveled west from Donna to the city of Mission looking for a RV Park that would suits our need.  Mission is about 35 km west of Donna.

This used to be a drive-thru beer and wine store.


We visited five different RV Park that could fit our needs.
This one had a cute stop sign.


Beautiful.


We finally found what we were looking for at Blue Bonnet RV Resort near Mission.  Now we decided to go home and wait a few days before we actually book our stay at this park.  Just to make sure this is the one we want.


We had lunch at the Grand China Buffet before we went home.
 

We want to switch site at our RV Park, why?  Two reasons for that, the first reason is the lack of shade we currently have.  Because of the way our MH slide is, our awning does not provide much shade until about two in the afternoon.  When it is +30°C, it is important to have shade if you want to sit outside.  The second reason for moving is the bird poop.  Our neighbor behind us feeds the birds and they poop on everything.
Just before we went home from Mission, we stopped at the office to ask if they had something available on the other row behind us.  We do not mention the poop issue.
They do!  We will move tomorrow morning.

Where did we go in the afternoon?  In the pool.



Friday November 17, 2017


This is our new site and we are very happy that we moved.
 

A view of our street and our MH.  It is tight a little, but that is the way it is in most RV Park.  Unless you pay a lot more money for your site.


The same site in Florida would cost us between $800 to $1,000 + electricity, if not more.  Here in Texas, it only costs $400 + electricity.  The more time you stay, the cheaper it gets per month.  Five months only cost $285 per month.



Saturday November 18, 2017


We decided to go and check out the other flea market, the Mercadome in San Juan.
It is a little difficult to see in this photo, but on the table there was a large pile and I mean pile of auto parts thrown together on these tables.


Lots of piñata for sale, close to a hundred.
 


We had a nice 34°C today.

In the middle of the evening the wind picked up and it was strong, all that because we had a cold front coming our way.



Sunday November 19, 2017


 It got cool last night, 15°C.  We reached 22°C today and I used this cooler weather to unpack some more.  I got the wheel covers out for the MH, I got more chairs out of the basement and I also found our pétanque balls so we can play this evening.

We went for a nice bike ride in the RV Park, 6 km to bike all the roads in the park.


After supper, we played pétanque with other campers.  It was a good mixture of anglophones and francophones.
 


We had a good time playing pétanque.

Until next time.

Life is good...



    
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