Val went for her Tai-Chi first thing this morning and I drove to the computer place where I found out that my inverter for the Sirius radio was working, we tried the radio but no luck so I left it there to see if they can fix it. At 1 pm, we went to the desert near the Estuary where Lynden and Leo had built a golf course consisting of 5 holes, sort of! There even was an elevated hole. There were 14 of us out there (Lynden & Charlene, us, Leo & Lynn, Rick & Pat, Al & Brenda, Rick & Judy and Steve & Linda from the Lot). Craig and Billy from the “Lot” also joined the group after we had started. We had a lot of fun, needless to say, walking in the desert and with the recent rain, some spots were still soft and slippery which made things even more interesting; we were paired up with Leo and Lynn. Val got first prize (150 pesos which everyone had to pay into at the beginning, 10 pesos each) for the closest to the pin on the first hole. After everyone had returned, we all drove up to an abandoned building on top of a hill near the course where we proceeded to lay out food and drink beer or wine. Even the dogs had fun and were able to run freely. We were home by 5 pm and were so full that we didn’t have dinner but a snack later in the evening. We went over to Al for the evening fire and after much laughs, ended up going home by 10 pm.
Needless to say I took lots of pictures and uploading them.
DEC 27, Tuesday, SC
The day began sunny but clouded over by the afternoon cooling things down a bit. Val did a load of laundry and I put some of the X-Mas stuff away. We had hot turkey sandwiches for lunch and there is still lots left over. I went to the Computer place where I picked up my Sirius player, they got it fixed. The afternoon was spent reading and while I had my snooze, Val and Tucker went for a walk on the beach. At 5 pm, 6 of us went to Froggy’s pub for pizza, beer and listen to a live band playing jazz and blues. We were home by 7 pm, had a fire and in bed by 10 pm.
DEC 28, Wednesday, visit with Garry and Virginia
Val went for Tai-Chi; Rick and Judy left this morning for warmer pasture...Lo de Marco, north of Puerto Vallarta. Rick, Pat and us went to see Garry and Virginia at their place in “Loma del Mar” and had a great visit. We came home by 4 pm and happy hour at 5 pm. Supper consisted of the last of the turkey, mashed potatoes and carrots and gravy. Evening...fire at Al and Brenda then home for the night
DEC 29, Thursday, kayaking
We went kayaking at Esmeralda beach in the morning and had lunch out there. Present were Lynden & Charlene, Lynn & Leo, Al & Brenda and us of course. There also were a few Mexican families out on the beach. The day was sunny and warm; 25*C! On the way back to Totonaka, we stopped for a hot dog and cerveza then it was home to put everything away and read a good book, enjoying the rest of the afternoon.
The park is really getting full today. A lot of people have come in today and a lot are on their way south to warmer climate in the next few days. Fire was at Al & Brenda as usual.
DEC 30, Friday, fish cook-out
After Val’s Tai-Chi and a trip to Tekalie to return some books, we went in Guaymas for grocery shopping, lunch and the bank. We returned by 3 pm and got the stuff ready for the big fish cook-out a neighbour’s place. Over 50 people showed up from the Park and it was great food. The fish was Yellow Tail. What a way to end the year. Val decided to give Tucker a bath once we were home. He always gets playful afterwards.
DEC 31, Saturday, New Year’s Eve in San Carlos, Mexico
The day began with a beautiful sunrise, remained that way all day with temperature of 25*C. After cleaning house and getting another bottle of propane filled, we cycled to town for a hot dog at EL CHEQUE but ended up at THE EDGE instead for a hamburger. We then biked over to TONY and got some tomatoes and milk and came home. The rest of the day was relax and read. The eight of us (Pat & Rick, Charlene & Lynden, Leo & Lynn, Al & Brenda and us) had a short Happy Hour, got all dressed up and walked over to the Italian Restaurant just outside of our gate and proceeded to have a delicious dinner.
We walked back home and got a fire going, set up a TV outside and proceeded to play bowling on WII. We had a barrel of laughter; whoever got a strike and went into the gulley got shot tequila. Everyone had at least one with some as many as seven!!! I got three and Val four!! We brought the New Year in with lots of noise and joined our neighbours who were also partying. We finally called it quit around 1 am.