Monday, June 20, 2016

Gearing Up For Summer Trip

Almost forgot about Little Bit has had this eye problem for over a year and the last week he was so depressed and lethargic that I found one of only five veterinarian ophthalmologists in Mexico.  LB has a corneal ulcer which never healed and only got worse.  He must have been in severe pain and still is.   The doctor had to open his lens and scrape the ulcerated tissue and then sew him back up.   He was in bad shape for the first two days.  Now I am happy to report that he is opening his eye.  That said, he is still depressed because he has to wear what my niece calls a "humiliation collar".   But, if I take it off he will start rubbing his eye and it needs time to heal.

Well almost that is.   The plan is to leave next weekend.   I have some things pending though that need to be taken care of.  That requires making lists.  One thing that got done was tires for the travel trailer.   I looked all over Mexico for trailer tires to no avail.  I know that many people are using LT tires these days but I didn't want to take the risk.  

I ordered them on line from Discount tire and we drove up to Laredo.  I had to pick up a package at the Greyhound station.  I had ordered some slacks from Ebay and Costco which were sent to our house in San Antonio.   They put them on the NBO (next bus out, lingo in the Greyhound world).   Did some minor shopping at Walmart and headed back home.

The SUV had some suspension work done on it and an engine check.  All looks goods so now it is mostly packing, filling the LP tanks etc.  We took some great pictures of Cerro de la Silla (Saddleback Mountain) when we arrived to Monterrey.   Amazing to find clear skies considering we have made "the most polluted city" in Mexico.

I'm still waiting for a reply from the director of the Botanical Gardens in San Miguel de Allende.  I always like to ask permission before pulling up and parking.  He hasn't responded yet so maybe he doesn't like the idea of having an rv parked in front (last year I was parked outside the parking area so it really wasn't Botanical Garden land).  I'll give him a call tomorrow.  If he says no, I'm screwed.  I don't want to have to move around constantly for a month while I'm there.

I don't know if I mentioned it but I found a volunteer job.   I will be working with disadvantaged kids teaching them English.   Two hours a day at the most and it is flexible.   That plus my gym routine and all the things I like to do there will make for a fun time.   The weather in Monterrey has been 40C all week.  It is raining today but they say tomorrow it's back to the same ole same ole.   In San Miguel the high has been 24C and the low 12C.   Now you see why I am so anxious to get out of here.

After, as I said in the last post, a trip to Zacatecas and then to the mountains of Durango.  I'll be back home the second week of August for some trips for the University of Dayton.  

Pictures of Mexiquillo, Durango taken from the internet.

I am so looking forward to the trip and getting the rv out.   


  1. Looking forward to reading all about it. Kevin and Ruth parked at the botanical gardens for a couple of nights with out a problem, except for a brush fire that got a little too close for comfort. If you have no luck there the "San Ramon" hotel and RV park will accommodate...

  2. Looking forward to your trip to Mexiquillo. It looks very interesting and certainly our type of place. I am sure that you will love it there.

    Glad to hear that Little Bit is doing better. Is he coming with you for your trip?

  3. So happy for you. You certainly deserve some quality time off.

  4. Happy travels. Have used LT tires for 23 years and about 300,000 miles on our 5Ws. They are better than STs.

  5. Beautiful photos. Enjoy your time.

  6. Beautiful photos. Enjoy your time.