Thursday, October 26, 2017

Bus to Vallarta

Took a Coordinados bus from Melaque because it was the next to leave and little did I know it was going to become a milk run.  We made 16+ plus stops along the way.  Last time I took one that was headed south at 11:30 PM and only one stop.

I'm grateful US passports are issued for 10 years so I don't have t do it soon or maybe never again. The last renewal was in Vallarta in 2007. Last time I drove but I hardly recognize the town anymore and highway 200 is a mess with the construction.

I never got a hotel recommendation of a hotel near the bus station but Hotel Terminal is less than 2 blocks away. Nice and inexpensive. Try to get away from the street as it's a busy street.

Up in the morning and grabbed a taxi from the bus station for only 140 pesos. I was early so had time to have some pictures taken. The consulate suggests you download the application and have it filled out but they will give you the form at the window and you can fill it out there. Worked well for me

Boy have I been lazy with this blog

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Our Neighbors

Lorena noticed the pregnant mom months ago so we watched on each trip to Melaque. I didn't see the very small ones so we got these fotos when they were less than a month old. No mud but they still got dirty.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

End of a story

Very sad day yesterday when I found Coyota on the roof. This area is famous for dog poisonings and that is all we could think of because she was healthy. She adopted me and the workers 8 years ago during construction. She now lies next to my lime tree in the garden.  I'll soon work on a cross with
her name.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

First rain of the year

At least I don't remember any rain in January and am sure none for the following months.

It started last night with  CFE working on the lines at 4 AM. Fans went off and bathroom light went off 4 times. Then a bunch of short cut offs. Up in the clouds lighting started before they were done. I hoped they didn't stop and come back the next day.

The lightning and thunder got closer and finally let loose around 5 AM and the lights flickered a few more times like we always get with first rains. A good soaking and the smell of wet earth is refreshing. Going to check the place out and see how much dust was washed away 

Thursday, June 01, 2017

Finally a new mattress

Finally bought a new mattress (Colchón) at Muebles Hogar in Melaque. I was surprised at the quality without breaking the bank. It was getting hard to find a flat spot in the old one. Sleeping better for sure and it's reversible. 

The construction of the house finished in April 2011 and I'm pretty much settled in. As of March 2014 I'm in preparation for rain mode for this coming summer. That includes sealing and painting things and dealing with drainage issues from last year.

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