Thursday, December 6, 2018

Meeting Up With The Caravan

We hosted the Kevin and Ruth Experience Caravan at our place in Montemorelos.  It was the best thing we could have done.  We met some new friends, some friends who have been blog followers for a long time and were able to put names to posts and faces.

As you know, we hadn't been out for some time and I wanted to do some things to get the rig in good shape.  Well, it performed beautifully.  Little Bit was in tow and he enjoyed himself as much as we did.  

We headed down on Sunday morning to avoid the traffic stopping at a popular restaurant between Allende and Montemorelos, Gran Principal.  They have great breakfasts and instead of serving chips and salsa they bring a crisp flour tortilla that measures 25 to 30 cm wide.   In addition, they also give you a couple of gorditas de manteca de res, or beef fat.  They are not greasy, probably not healthy on a daily basis but delicious to the palate with some of their wonderful salsa.

We arrived early, set up and took a quick nap.  The caravan made great time and I'm sure you have read all about it, if not here is the link to the blog, Travels With Kevin and Ruth A Great First Full Day In Mexico.

Sunday night after happy hour we had dinner with Ruth and Kevin.  We had marinated some steaks the day before.  They were great along with some delicious green beans.

We spent Sunday and Monday doing all types of activities.   You can tell we all pretty much come from the same ink in the sense that driving the group into town to do some minor shopping and get their cell phones working.   We all wanted to be in charge!  It was hilarious in the end.

We had a dinner out Monday night and it turned out to be a real bash.  We found a small place in downtown Montemorelos, Fonda San Miguel.  The owners really catered to us and the food was pretty good and so was the price.

We have made so many good friends who are so accepting and we just hope we return the same feelings and hospitality to them.

We left the rv at the park in Montemorelos because we had to shag for work thinking we would be back to pick it up.  We did go back but we didn't pick it up, we spent another night in the light rain enjoying conversation and going over the time we had with the caravan.   Up early this morning, heavy fog, rain and traffic my first thought was that I wouldn't be able to get the rv into the driveway.  Then I had a change of mind and thought, "Have I ever not been able to back the rv into the driveway?"  Never.   We pulled up to the quinta, opened the gate and on one try I backed it in.

Special shout out to Paul who has been a long-time reader and we really hit it off.   


  1. Thank you so much Chris and Juan for setting us up to camp at your campestre for the two nights and for chauffeuring us around. We had a wonderful time and I think the group agrees. It was so good seeing you both again and thank you for the steak dinner, it was delicious. :-)

    Ruth and Kevin

    1. We wouldn't have it any other way. We had a blast meeting everyone and spending time with you guys. Hope to see you soon!!!!

  2. Thanks for the great hospitality. You really showed us how great Mexico can be. Hope to run into you again in our travels

  3. Hola Chris and Juan!We had a jolly good time with you running around Montemorelos trying to find the TELCEL distributor, then to Soriana to buy some water and showing us how to load our SIM card from an ATM and most importantly where to get Beer!Dinner and the night cap was the perfect way to end an unforgettable soiree with you two! We hope our paths cross again in the not too distant future!Muchas gracias mis amigos! Encantada! Paul y Lynnette

  4. It was great meeting the both of you! Hope we meet up with you again after the holidays. Thanks for your help with my phone. In the meantime, bottoms up! Salute!

  5. Nice!!!!!! Sounds amazing only makes us wish we were there too!!