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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Mazatlan Wanderings

Into each life a little rain must fall, but it is usually followed by more sunshine. We’ve been getting some drizzle. Not of the weather wet kind.
Our usual empty back lot here in the Las Jaibas Trailer park has been populated more than usual this year.  Besides us there have been between 6 to 7 other rigs back here. We are all spread out so no one is cramped. Well yesterday a caravan of 17 came in. There are three rows of RV spaces back here. Us long termers have been in the middle row. The caravan rigs were settled in the front and back rows. Up against the fences. Here in the back there are 45 spaces. This is a big RV park. It has a pool and pretty good 30 amp electric. So there is plenty of room for everyone with empty spaces between.
As I sat here typing I heard the train that passes quite a ways behind us. The engineer was blowing the train horn from way far away until he crossed the highway quite a ways north of us. He never got off it. About three weeks ago at the crossing north of us a bus tried to beat the train. It didn’t make it. I wonder if it was the same engineer. The crossing has lights and arms that come down. Whatever was the bus driver thinking? Eerie sound the horn blowing for so long. We can’t hear the train just the horn.
Finally the parts for the Jeep are here from the states. The mechanic will pick up Willie on Monday and fix him. So we’ll be “by bus” for a few days. Why do we get car repairs done here – because it costs ¼ of what it would in the states? And with the exchange rate of 18 pesos to 1 dollar it is even better. And the work is just as good. 
And more drizzle – the AC in the Alfa quit blowing cold air yesterday. Thank goodness the temperatures here are remaining unusually low – about 77-80 during the day and down to low 60s at night. And today will be cloudy with an ocean breeze. We have already called someone who will check it out. Bill suspects that when we were living in the Alfa in Vegas during the month of 114° days it was just too much for the AC. It has been acting up since then. Oh well we all get older and things need to be fixed. [As I post this the AC repairman is repairing the problem and giving the whole unit a good going over.]
So enough of that. How about some pictures from Mazatlan? Fresh fish anyone. The boats come in and you can buy the fish and lobsters right from the fishermen. They will  even clean them. A new hotel going up in the background.
Lots of boats pulled up on the sand.
Carnaval is getting closer – one week from today and a zillion people will be here. Not out in the northern area where we are but in the Centro Historico. These gates will close off the street for some of the festivities.
A few days ago we stopped by where the divers dive – we just missed one – this is the roughest I’ve seen the water. Big crashing waves. Seems like it would be kind of dangerous to dive into that.
The diver’s platform I wouldn’t even go up the steps let alone jump off. They earn every cent they get.
One of the many pieces of sculpture along the Malecon. This one is by the divers.
Along the street are lots of vendors – trinkets and food. The pickup was loaded with the supplies need for the food cart for the day. Took them about 5 minutes to unload everything.
Up closer to town we went into a really nice store full of interesting things. This would go perfect in my small room. Just what I’ve been looking for.
Continued walking towards Centro we passed this house. It was built – not quite finished and abandoned. It has been for sale ever since we first saw it. But it must have sold as there is all kinds of work being done on it. Can’t wait to see it finished. When ever that might be.
And in the parking lot – the whale’s tail is almost finished. Wonder what they will do with it when it is done?
One of the few sunsets with clouds this year. This is from the RV park. 


  1. ...and it was fun tagging along with you guys!! Thanks!!!

  2. You had drizzle as in wet stuff from above!! Nothing here further south.