Parque Natural Mexiquillo


Quarantine Week Five

The Good News

All my family and friends are well. Being the only camper in the RV park makes for a quiet stay, it is almost like being out in the countryside. Days are passing quickly, playing Qwirkle, watching Netflix, and daily walks with my sister.

Sad News

Vallarta now has 34 cases, 1 recovered and 5 deaths.

Yearning for the open road. 

Faux camping

I am getting a little desperate, the car wash is now entertaining.

Wildlife in my sister's backyard

Russian Oligarch's yacht available for charter. 
Wouldn't it be a great place to quarantine yourself.

My sister and I taking our daily walk around the shuttered golf course behind my niece's home. 

Stay Safe


Quarantine Week Four

I arrived in Vallarta one month ago. Biggest surprise is how fast time passed. The first week and a half, every time I cleared my throat, sneezed, or coughed my mind screamed YOU CAUGHT IT! Now coughing occasionally does not scare the hell out of me. It was a good news, bad news week.

Bad  News

My son shipped my mail and medications to me via UPS. $69, but he found a coupon and it was only $47.  Then Mexico billed me $67 for import duty and the package was scheduled to arrive last Tuesday. When it did not arrive I went on line and saw this.  

Mexico charged me import duty and then returned it.  No attempt was made to deliver it.

The Good News

The kids had great fun hunting for Easter eggs.

The haul

Maritza made delicious Dutch Babies for Easter breakfast

Hugo does it again. Back in December repaired the actuator for my parking brake. During our Mexican adventure my oil cooler sprang a leak. I ordered a new one and an INCOMPETENT mechanic in Valle de Bravo installed it. What he did not do was solidly reattach the radiator and AC cooler. This were allowed them to vibrate and fracture the AC plumbing. 

I had a new AC radiator shipped to Vallarta.

Hugo and his son removing the three radiators, engine, oil and AC

The engine radiator was clogged with oil from the leaking oil cooler that attaches in front

All clean
The tabs on either side of this part that attaches the radiator to the chassis were broken. Hugo got them welded back on. The mechanic in Valle de Bravo never bothered to repair them and that one the reasons everything was shaking it's self apart.
Hugo and son reinstalling the radiators. 
He made sure everything was rock solid, as a two ton boulder.
The last time this repair cost $1,100.  This time $724. 
Hugo Alberto Lopez Roble cell 044 322 103-2028

Costco is ramping up protection for their employees. 

Not the safest way to commute.

We did venture out to restock my sister's soda supply.
This will last a few weeks
Stay safe


Quarantine Week Three

Closures forge ahead. Vallarta shut down all hotels and rentals. There are not tourists in town. Just north of town there is a blockade at the state line. Only residents and people on official business are allow to pass south into town. The malacon has been curtained off. I think they could have left it open. I great place to walk and everyone was maintaining their distance.  There have been 8 cases in Vallarta, 5 fortunate survivors.

Safe contact with you mother-in-law

Beca and David playing Uno

No way was I going to a barber. Maritza did a great job.

Amazon, one day delivery. This will let the kids burn off some energy

Gay and I took a chance and got some rotisserie chicken the other night.
Very yummy 

Gay had some plants and potting soil delivered.

I scored my first triple Qwirkle. It is a great game, try it.

Stay safe.


Quarantine Week Two

Three of the Canadian rigs caravanned out this week. It is down to Serenity and one other Canadian motorhome. Spending my days cleaning in the AM and visiting with my sister in the afternoon.

Love is in the air. I believe "she" is nesting.

Maybe some randy males looking for a little action

What happens in the nest, stays in the nest.
I checked on the incubation period. It is 70 to 90 days. 

The two cruise ships that have been here since I arrived. They left this week.
There where no passengers on board and the crew was quarantined.

Keeping occupied 

My niece's husband Victor showing her how to make tamales. 

Hope that you are well. Stay safe