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Cedar, Leelanau County, Michigan (near Traverse City), United States
I am a 76 year old (born 7/4/1937) retired Public Radio Engineer from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. Happily married to the love of my life, Teddy (nee Teddy Schlueter). Teddy is a retired Medical Records Clerk from Theda Clark Hospital in Neenah, Wisconsin. Two children, Michael and Lon. Lon passed away in 1994. Michael is married to his wonderful wife, Toni and lives in Appleton, Wisconsin. For photos click on link below or visit our photo site http://www.flickr.com/photos/igboo NOTE: Click on photos for full-size images.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Mexico '08

As I said in my last post we left Lake Havasu on Monday the 4th for Puerto Penasko, Sonora, Mexico.
We stopped for Monday night in Gila Bend, AZ at the Elks Club parking lot and entered Mexico at Lukeville, AZ on Tuesday morning. The border crossing was uneventful. Before crossing Jim Babcock, of our group, walked over to the border and told them that we were coming in with a group of nine vehicles. They then just waved us through without even stopping. We then headed south on Mexico Hwy. 8 and a couple of hours later we arrived in Puerto Penasco. Some of the folks in our party had been there before and knew the way to the resort so we followed them down this tree lined boulevard...

...to the RV park entrance.

We were located all together in the second and third rows from the north end of the park right next to a big high rise condo complex, shown here.
Note the rows of RVs to the right of the condo. (click on pict for a larger image)
There was a nice restaurant and patio on the ground floor. Here Teddy poses with a pirate while we enjoyed a meal there.
There were nine RVs and we rented a tenth site in the middle of our group and used it as a gathering point to set up camp chairs, grills etc. Here we are at one of our community breakfasts. We usually ate cookout breakfasts there of omelets, bacon, sausage, potatoes, pancakes contributed by various members of our group and a couple of nights we had steak fries.

The beach was quite broad and Mexican vendors were continually walking the beach selling their wares. They were polite though and didn't pester you when you said, "no" to their offers. Here is Teddy making a "Sand Angel" on the beach. We all walked the beach daily but Teddy was the champion beach walker hiking three to four miles up or down the beach daily.

Vendors would come into the park daily with fresh shrimp so we regularly pigged out on shrimp. I also picked up a new talent as I now know how to peel and devein shrimp.
Several shrimp boats were always in view about a half mile off shore...

...and these hang gliders were flying up and down the beach daily giving rides.

We ate well, here we are having dinner at an area restaurant which was high on a bluff overlooking the city. photo by Ed BristowAfter dinner the girls went out on the patio for this pict.
L to R: Donna Vig, Gail Bristow, Niki O'Hara, Gail Martinook, Eileen Weber, Carol Dingman, & Carol Babcock with Teddy Page kneeling in front. photo by Ed Bristow

Of course we also made several shopping trips downtown to bargain for and buy things that we most probably didn't need at all.

The street was lined with shops selling all sorts of Mexican trinkets, souvenirs and jewlery.

I went crazy and bought this Green Bay Packer poncho. Here I am telling this fellow what a great quarterback Brett Farve is but he didn't seem interested.

One of our great finds was this primitive bakery shop called The Hole In The Wall Bakery which sold delicious pastries, needless to say we made several trips there during our weeks stay.

However, Teddy and my coup de grĂ¢ce was this stained glass window made in the right size to replace the door window in our Cardinal. It is particularly beautiful at night with the light from the trailer shining through it.

But, alas, our time in Mexico finally ran out. Our last night there we all went to dinner at the Puesta Del Sol restaurant (part of the Playa Bonita Resort)
photo by Ed Bristow

One last dance with Teddy.
photo by Ed Bristow


KWFenner said...

For a guy without a gall bladder, you sure know how to live it up.

Winter bad in Illinois; winter good in Mexico.

What's wrong with this picture????


Barb & Bill said...

What a great trip! White snow in Pennsylvania, white sand in Mexico.
Sunshine in Mexico, don't know what sun looks like in PA!! Just snow and more snow. Maybe next year.....
Barb & Bill