Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Day 6 - La Feria

Time flies here at the rv park.  We are building a loose routine.   I get up at 6 a.m., sleeping in too much.   I have a couple of cups of coffee, watch local and national news and then do speed walking for an hour.   After that, I workout in the gym for about 40 minutes and then shower.  By the time we eat breakfast and get ready to go anywhere it is already 10 a.m.   

Yesterday we went to the farmer's market along Business 83 near Weslaco.  They all have specific days but somebody is there selling something.  I complained the other day that the prices are very high here.   Well, we found by shopping at the farmer's market that we can save quite a bit although it isn't as much as in Mexico.  Here is a picture of what we bought for $6.31 (u.s.) which is about 85 pesos.  If you go to TravelwithKevinandRuth , Kevin sometimes posts what they pick up at the market and what he paid for it.   Mexico has us beat by a long shot and I am wondering if it has anything to do with the number of Mexicans who have returned to Mexico because of the lack of jobs in the U.S. making labor costs rise?

Today we did a Goodwill store, went to the local library to print out our coupons for the discount to the rv show we are going to on Friday morning in Mercedes.   We stopped by the post office to mail a card to my SIL who is recovering from a stroke in Hawaii.  She is doing well by the way and at home. 

Tomorrow afternoon is the "meet and great" here in the rv park.  We have already met a lot of wonderful people, in fact, one couple we met has signed up for a 47 day caravam to the Yucatan and had a lot of questions.   Many people seem to be interested and maybe we can stir some interest among them.

We are planning a trip to Progreso where all the gringos go.  I need to make a bank deposit and pay my monthly taxes that my accountant sent to me via email.

By the way, I have never seen a Safari Condo Class B until today.   A couple from Quebec were driving down the road.   Very expensive, this one was a popup top, but the top is hard-sided.   The interior and the bathroom setup is really cool.   They know how to design stuff.

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