February 19, 2010

Today we went painting.

Mary Lou (painting teacher) took us out to a friends’ farm, where there were many choices of things to paint. She has lots of animals on her farm; cows, horses, donkeys, goats, geese, turkeys, chickens, peacocks, doves, and of course dogs…. The cows here are sure a lot skinnier than our cows.

They use pallets for fencing and for the animal pens.

Our hostess was Margarita and she was a wonderful hostess. She made us lunch; carne asada (bbq beef); tortillas, salsa, guacamole…. Very good!! (the beef here is very chewy, not like our good old Costco beef!!)

February 11, 2010

The season premier of Survivor was on this evening so we had a Survivor Party. We decided on a fish fry. We cooked the fish on the BBQ and we all brought a complimentary dish to along with it. We all had lots to eat (and drink) and had a good time…. In this picture we’re all stuffing our faces.

In this picture we’re all ready and waiting for Survivor to begin….
(front row l to r: Wendy, Patty and Joe. Back row l to r: Karen, Rick, Michel, Rich, Tina, Deb and Wayne)

February 8, 2010


Took a picture of the sunrise the morning of our road trip. We were on the trail by 7:00 - Rich and Tina, Wayne and Deb (from Utah) and ourselves. Our destination: San Luis Ganzaga about 65 miles south of San Felipe, give or take a few miles….

First stop along the way - Cowpatty’s, just north of Puertocitos. It would be a beer stop, but it wasn’t open so we just used the facilities and took advantage of the time to take pictures.

They are building a new highway to Ganzaga, and it’s a wonderful road; brand new hard top, nice three foot shoulders, pull-outs at view points…. but about 20 miles south of Puertocitos the road just ends. And when I say ends I’m not kidding. The writing on the ground is ‘finito’ and there is about a 10 foot drop…. We were traveling at about 80 kmh and literally had to slam on the breaks..

But we only just missed out turn, so we just had to backtrack a little and take the ‘old’ highway. This is the old highway - -


We ran into our painting teacher, Mary Lou about 5 miles down the old highway and followed her and her party to an old onyx mine. We spent the better part of an hour rummaging through the rocks and taking pictures before we said our good byes and carried on.

The trip to Ganzaga took us about 5 hours, including all our stops along the way. The reason it took so long to go such a short distance….. Check out these roads!!! We averaged 20 mph. But all in all we figure it was worth it.

The hotel wasn’t anything to write home about, but the bay was beautiful and the restaurant we had dinner at had very good food.

The next morning we had coffee on the patio and watched the sun come up. We had a good breakfast right there at the hotel and made it back to San Felipe in only 4 hours