Sunday, 14 February 2016

Melaque (Day 9)

It was brought to my attention that I did not include any information on where we were staying. We checked with the owner of this property and she has said to forward the link to her site here at Villa Xochipilli, so here you have it:

It is also in Mike & Terry Church's book, Travellers Guide to Mexican Camping. If you have any questions, drop Irma an email. The campground is tiny. It is really suitable for small units. I believe there is a no children and no pet rule. It is best to contact her for availability and to make reservations. She is an awesome lady and will help you out.

This  morning, unlike other mornings (uh huh....)we relaxed and made breakfast.

Well, isn't that a Valentine's day site.....
So today, we did some housekeeping fun-ness. We seem to have acquired some tiny, wee little ants here. My major fear about sitting in one spot for too long. We have wiped everything down and put Comet around the tires. It is supposed to keep them away. We will see. We don't have many, just enough that we needed to swab things out. A bit gross for sure......
Doug marked out the tires and put a little
trail of Comet around each mark...

Looks like something out of a crime scene!!

Then we just pushed the van back into place.....Yes, pushed.
We didn't even bother to start the van up as we only had to move it about 12 inches.
This afternoon, the owner here, Irma, had a nice fiesta "pot luck" for quite a number of people. It was fun to meet new folks and we even had entertainment. The same family that were at the restaurant the other evening, father, son and daughter. Pretty sweet.....

Irma introducing the little trio and inviting everyone to enjoy
themselves to the fiesta of love and friendship.

Brandon, the very large Rottweiler is never far from everyone.

Quite a good turnout and very nice of Irma to organize this fiesta!!
One small thing about travelling that I find hard is the events you miss at home. Today, Josh & Kathy are having a pancake Birthday party for Jasper who is turning one year old on Wednesday, Feb 17th. We are sad to miss this fun time with the kids. He is a delightful and amazing little boy and we are head over heals in love with him. He is the sort of little guy that lights up a room with his smile, which he does most of the time. He has now pretty much mastered the art of walking (with a few expected mishaps). We were glad he started doing this when the kids were in Mazatlan so we got to be around for that. Anyway, here are a few pictures that the kids sent.

Big brothers are really good at helping
you out with your cake!!

Nope, this one is all MINE!!!

Jasper, we LOVE, LOVE, LOVE you to the moon and back. We can't wait to see you (and big bro Gus, when we return). You are one beautiful and awesome little boy!! We are so very lucky indeed......
Peace everyone and goodnight. We love you, Jasper and Gus!!!
Thought for the Day: If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart. I will stay there forever…..Winnie the Poo


  1. Thanks...I was kinda hoping you would post the details on the RV'ing in Mexico forum on FB...but if you're not so inclined, then I guess life will go on.

    1. I will get to that as well. I am a bit slow on my homework!!

  2. Awww, cute kids. Happy Birthday Jasper!! Hope you get rid of the ants. Happy travels.

    1. The ants really aren't too much of a problem and today (Monday) I have not seen any so maybe we got them all. The Comet around the tires is just a little precautionary thing I read that an RV'er can do when stationary for a while. Certainly not unusual for a warm climate. People had Comet around their wheels in Mazatlan as well.

  3. See - that's why you needed the basket.
    Happy Birthday Jasper !!