Monday, January 18, 2010

Alive and Well in San Carlos, Mexico

Here we are in beautiful San Carlos, Mexico. This is the sunset view from the patio of the restaurant next to our RV Park.

It is warm and humid. The views and sunset are incredible. The beer and 'vino blanco' are icy cold, and the shrimp is as fresh as if you just caught it yourself.

It doesn't get any better than this.
After MUCH effort yesterday (all day long packing, organizing and cleaning - in bed by 1:30 a.m. and up by 4:15 a.m.), we hit the road for Mexico at approximately 6:30 a.m. I'll admit, there was some grumbling about leaving our new home, but we both knew this would pass as soon as we hit Mexico.

We crossed the border at Nogales, and it was a surprisingly easy border crossing. We were a bit concerned, as last year we failed to turn in our tourist cards and heard after the fact that there could be some expensive repercussions. Luckily, this was not an issue at all for us.

Also, we had quite a few vehicles to secure VIP registration for (vehicle import permits) - the motor home, trailer, SUV and motorcycle - and were afraid that we might be pushing the envelope in terms of numbers. Again, no issue.

So off we drove, without a hitch. Having travelled this route last year, the stress levels were fairly non-existent. We knew this road, and could relax - knowing our route and our stops. The only raised stress levels were experienced by the cats, who could not understand why they were torn from their new home and tossed into the evil moving motor home again.

We are staying at the Totonaka RV Park, where we stayed on both our trip down and return trip last year.

After a leisurely walk along the malecon, we are calling it an early night, and are planning to be up and on the road again early, so we can make Teacapan before nightfall. We plan on spending a few days there.

In September, San Carlos experienced a flash flood during the hurricane that struck the area. It washed out a good portion of the road coming into the town. They are now rebuilding the road, and putting in a bridge just in front of the RV Park. Here's a shot of the work in progress.

Will keep you posted.

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