Thursday, December 31, 2009

Mexico here we come!



We've been hanging out at the Mexico/Arizona border for a few days. Yesterday we met a Terry & Teresa from Tubac, Arizona. They invited us to their home for a delicious Mexican lunch. Their house was beautiful and decorated in a bright Mexican colours. Teresa is originally from Mexico, what a sweet lady. Ron talked American politics with Terry and Teresa showed me her beautiful gardens and the amazing view from their rooftop. The photo I've posted was taken from their rooftop at sunset, what a stunning view. Oh and I had to show you Ron's pig face as well, lol. They have wild pigs called Javelinas that run around here and in Mexico, they have tusks and aren't very pretty. I guess they're really boars and not pigs.

We enjoyed our stay in Arizona, but now its time for Mexico!

Adina



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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

It's worth the trip up the hill...





We lucked out again with clear roads and didn't need chains to get us up the mountains, it was a little slow going but my old girl made it up just fine and the RV did ok too. haha Adina.

The Grand Canyon was incredible. The snow and a 7 bellow windchill made it even more interesting. The sidewalks were slightly sloped toward the edge of the canyon. Gotta hang on to those railings! It was beautiful and I'm glad I finally made it here. Maybe we'll drop in again on our way back when its warmer and we won't slip and kill our selves.
Right now we're at a the Mountain View RV park in Nogales, Arizona..in a few days we'll be crossing the border into Mexico - hola!

Ron

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Friday, December 25, 2009

Ho ho ho from Vegas

Merry Chistmas & Happy Hanukkah!

Adina & Ron





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Thursday, December 24, 2009

San Francisco was great, now it's off to Vegas!






Our first night in San Francisco was spent driving around the scariest parts of the city - thanks to Dave aka our GPS. It sent us to a so-called RV park which was actually just the parking lot of a crack shack apartment building. It also sent us down a one way street next to Candlestick Park. Again Ron's driving skills were superb, he managed to turn the RV around on a one way street. Lol now we know that sometimes the direction of the streets change and the red X's above the street lights mean don't enter! oopsy. After our exciting tour of the hood, we managed to find a Walmart parking lot to park in for the night. I've never been so happy to see a Walmart in my life. Funny thing was they kicked us out early in the morning after giving us a warning ticket because we parked too close to the Macy's. Signs were posted? We didn't see any signs officer, really we didn't. Another oops.

The next day we went for a hike up a mountain trail and watched the ocean waves crashing below, it was so beautiful. We also went over the Golden Gate bridge, we saw Alcatraz from the shore of the Bay, now I understand why only one person has ever escaped, that's quite the swim.

We stopped and bought delicious tree ripened oranges from a road side market, they were soooo good. They were so fresh they still had green leaves on them. I wish I could bring some back home with me, but customs won't let us, bummer. We'll just have to eat as many as we can before we come home. :)

For me the highlight of San Francisco was riding our bikes through the famous gay village in the Castro district. I haven't ridden a bike in that much traffic in years, and there I was on the hilliest streets of American riding my bike, gotta love it.

Now we're in Vegas, this is gonna be fun fun fun....

Adina


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Monday, December 21, 2009

Nothing like a little Weed in California...



Ok fine we haven't smoked any weed, but we are in Weed, California.

Ron sure likes to drive. We got off the ferry in Vancouver at 9pm on Saturday and we arrived in California 24 hrs later. We lucked out and had no snow on the highway through the mountains so we just kept on driving all the way to the McDonald's truck stop in Weed.

Time for a McYukky breakfast...next stop San Francisco!

Adina




Sunday, December 20, 2009

Hasta la vista baby!

Well we're on our way to Mexico, a little behind schedule due to a few mechanical difficulties, generator going, water pump, needing to make the hole in the bathroom wall bigger (yes it's bigger now because someone forgot to measure his feet before he cut the hole lol).




Thanks to all our family & friends who wished us well, we love you, see you in April!

Adina & Ron

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Get busy living!

Shawshank Redemption is one of my favorite movies.

The lesson in this movie is that in life you have two choices, you can either get busy living or get busy dying.

I'm choosing to get busy living!

Ron

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Rancho De Los Ninos Orphanage


I'm so happy that we've finalized our plans to visit the Rancho De Los Ninos orphanage near Mazatlan in early February. It's one of the only orphanages in the area to care for children with disabilities. What a blessing to be able to go there and help out. If anyone is interested its $40 a month to sponsor a child from the orphanage, it works pretty much the same as World Vision. You receive letters & photos from your sponsored child and you can visit them if you're in the area. The orphanage has just started their sponsorship program and I think only 5 children are sponsored so far. If you've been thinking about sponsoring a child have a look at the sponsorship page on the Rancho De Los Ninos website. Many of the children are also available for adoption, there's a link to their adoptions page on the site as well.

Here's the link to their site and also to a few YouTube videos a Mexican doctor took while visiting the orphanage. The videos are in Spanish but you'll get the idea.

YouTube Video - Rancho De Los Ninos

YouTube Video - Lots of Laundry!

Rancho De Los Ninos Website

I think it may break my heart when I have to leave them.

Adina

Sunday, November 22, 2009

I got my swine flu shot yesterday...




...and I don't feel quite like myself today hahaha

Adina ;)

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Mission Accomplished!







The hole in bathroom wall is complete!

Adina never thought I'd do it, well I DID! I think it's a pretty good job, it's functional and it'll get the job done. If anybody is in need of any problem solving don't hesitate to get a hold of me. I am a man after all. And by the way have you seen the cut out for my driver's chair? It sure beats driving down the highway at a 90 degree angle and yes Adina's informed that the seats don't match now, well life is all about choice and priorities.

Ron


Oh my...what a solution

First here's the problem...Ron is too tall to fit in the double bed in the RV. I think Ronald can come up with a solution for pretty much anything but this one I'm not so sure about...today him and his friend are going to make a hole in the wall at the end of the double bed to make room for his feet. The proposed idea is that when Ron's sleeping he'll hang his feet through the hole in the wall, it would almost make sense - if it wasn't the bathroom wall! So now when I get up at 3am to use the facilities I'm going to have to move Ron's feet out of the way first! This is going to be an interesting trip!

Adina

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Should I get the swine flu shot or not?

Next month we'll be leaving for Mexico for the winter and I'm not sure if I should get the swine flu shot. Aside from having a sore arm for a few days Ron seems to be ok after getting it. If I don't get the shot I could always walk around in Mexico wearing one of these oh so cool swine flu masks...oink!
Adina