Sunday, June 8, 2014

Great Saturday and Sunday Visitors

Saturday was  a relaxing day.  We did a short hike around the lake, talked a lot with Kevin and Ruth and played with the kids.   We put together the grill for Kevin. 

Last night Ruth fixed curry.   She know how much we like that and it was better than ever.   We had a drink and then settled down for an entertaining evening with the African travelogue.  Kevin and Ruth spent several months in Africa after winning an essay and photo contest.  We had voted for them almost everyday on Facebook hoping they would win and sure enough, they did. 

A truly amazing tour through Namibia and South Africa.   They answered a lot of questions we have always had about Africa and gave us their take on what Africa is really like.  Incredible stories and pictures of African wildlife and its people and culture.   We ended up going to bed around 11:30 last night.

This morning we prepared breakfast for everyone.  Juan made a great salsa to go over our huevos rancheros, and I made potatoes and chorizo and some pretty mean refried beans.   No, we didn’t use the pinto beans from Bow Island, the town before Gas City (Medicine Hat).

The big surprise of the day is that blog readers Mark and Jean drove down from Saskatoon to have lunch.   They left in the morning arriving here at the park around 11 a.m.  They brought some really delicious hot dogs and sausages that Kevin cooked on the grill (not the one we put together, I think he was concerned about our assembly talents).   We had all the fixin’s; cheese, salsa, guacamole, chips, pickles.  

Mark and Jean have a motorhome and are experiencing the joys of rving.   They hope to someday come down to Mexico in the rv.  They have traveled extensively to other countries as well; Costa Rica, Honduras, Trinidad, Mexico (Akumal) and other places.   It was a fun afternoon of conversation and walks around the park.   We hope to see more of them in the future.

All in all it was  great day.   We nailed down our dates to be in Nova Scotia with Jerry and Paula.   We will be arriving there on July 14th for a week before heading back down into the U.S. for our trek back to Mexico.  Time is flying and it has been almost two months since we left Monterrey.   Homesickness has worn off and we are on the road.   Tomorrow we head for our last stop in Canada, Weyborn, SK., before heading into North Dakota and over to Minnesota.   We will then head for Chicago to visit our friend Enrique who we haven’t seen for over 20 years but keep in touch via internet.  


  1. Such a busy time you are having, meeting up with so many friends along the way. Keep having fun and travel safe.

  2. What a treat having Jean & Mark come by for a visit. I'm sure that between you two and Ruth & Kevin they have lots of info about RVing to Mexico.

    The rest of your journey to Chicago sounds great.

  3. make sure Paula taks you to the whirly gig festival!!!!!! great and safe journies les

  4. You'll see us the future for sure! We had a great time. Kevin and Ruth are awesome hosts. Fun, friends, food.....what more can a person ask for?
    Mark SK