Sunday, 5 October 2014


We have a HAPPY BIRTHDAY wish to a good friend of ours, Barb Contreras. We first met Barb and Sal Contreras in Valle de Juarez, JL, Mexico. They were the proprietors of the Hacienda Contreras campground that we visited over the past few years. In 2013, we spent nearly 3 months there. We loved hanging out with them.

So, Barb, our great friend - Doug and I wish you an amazing birthday, filled with love, laughter, good wishes, great health and good cheer. Of course, all surrounded by your wonderful family and friends!! (Oh, add some cake too, please!!)

That is it for our quiet weekend here. Don & Diana were over for dinner last night. We had a mini-celebration for their 23rd wedding anniversary. I don't normally put our family (except for our kids) anniversary wishes on the blog. That could get complicated, couldn't it? But since we were together last night and had a great evening, we are wishing them a very HAPPY ANNIVERSARY today! 

Don & Diana on holiday last year in California...
Have a great day you two!!
We saw this picture posted by Lindsey Read Corkum on Facebook. Hope she doesn't mind us using it. Obviously, it has been "doctored" by someone along the way but it made Doug and I laugh out loud. Having driven our VW Westfalia through speed zones like this in this travel year (ahem....Houston and San Antonio) we really appreciate it!! 
Looking forward to our week. We get to have two "Gus" days while the kids are at work so those will be fun. Let's see what kind of trouble we can all get into!! (That's what Grandparents are for, right?) 
Thought for the Day: If you have a family that loves you, a few good friends, food on your table and a roof over your head, you are richer than you think...


  1. Enjoy those Gus days to the fullest, amigos!

  2. Saw a West Falia the other day. It had a bumper sticker that said, "0 to 60 in 11 minutes"! I thought of you.

    1. Ha ha ha - very funny!! True, but funny!!

  3. Felicidades Barb. Have a wonderful birthday. Oh, the memories of those fabulous days in Valle de Juarez - and you two were right at the heart of the fun! Miss you and Barb and Sal and Jerry and Paula and Renate and Pete and . . . . . and Love you two bunches!

    1. Thanks MP! Always great to hear from you!!