Friday, April 24, 2009:
Reader Rosalie writes.
Rosalie, a senior from Canada writes, "Happy to hear you decided to go for it. At this age we must follow our dreams." That got me to thinking whether I could begin this kind of life now at my age of 71.
"I understand how it is very possible for people to pass the age where they feel able to do boondocking and have the "go-for-it" attitude. I myself am like that. If I were not already doing boondocking and "going-for-it", I likely would not be able to begin this life."
The Team Morning Camped in Ixtlán del Rio.
Note: I've stayed in Ixtlán del Rio before! [link].
4PM - Staying in Ixtlán.
We had a nice day in Ixtlán del Rio. We washed MsTioga's front end in the shade of the trees in the park. While in the park, we found a crack in the leg brace for MsTioga's table. One of the men tending the plants in the park told of a welding place just around the corner.
MsTioga drove around the corner where we met Ginio Lara who owns a truck spring repair shop. While the leg was being brazed, Ginio visited inside MsTioga.
We returned to the park and had lunch in a little restaurant across the street. Camarones al mojo de ajo [garlic shrimp].
We had a Team Meeting, and decided to stay the nite in Ixtlán. We like it here. Only traveled eight miles today!
Jorge and MsTioga at the park in Ixtlán del Rio.
Note: Temperature 90°F inside MsTioga. Elevation 3,402 feet. We have been posting temp and elevation because we are traveling into the mountains to find a cooler climate. And, we thought you would be interested in this stuff.
8PM - Abarrotes!
I just got back from a walk around the neighborhood. There was an Abarrote store and I bought some groceries. Abarrotes means groceries in Mexican Spanish.
During my little walk, I came across two tiendas de abarrotes [grocery stores]. One of them was soooooo small! I've been living in Mexico at least part time since 2003 and I still do not fully understand how a person may earn their living from a tiny abarrote store.
Some abarrotes are so tiny, that customers may not enter. There is not enough room. So, customers tell the clerk [or owner] thru an open window what they want and their purchase is brought front to the counter.
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TiogaRV Team Mission
To share the vagabonding life with our fellow RVers like yourself. We hope that you will try to boondock and dry camp.
We have found great joy in camping away from the RV Campground. We would like you to try our camping life style yourself.
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