Among our first and best friends in Mexico were our Roca Azul neighbors, Russ and Ruth Ann. Many an evening they entertained us in the spacious hospitality of their impressive 36' 5th wheel trailer. We'd dine or play games at their table, or watch a movie snuggled in their leather reclining couch. Most goodnights were accompanied by our half joking comment that if they were ever interested in selling, we'd be interested in buying. We weren't thinking of buying a 5th wheel or anything bigger than our beloved truck camper, but this was a special and very liveable rig that had a "someday" feel about it. An offhand remark by mutual friends this winter that Russ and Ruth Ann were thinking of selling was all it took...that and a trip to Texas, many days of beaurocratic hassles, and $$. No problemo.
Here she is in the parking lot of one of the many Rio Grande Valley immigration offices we visited in our attempts to get her "imported" by the Canadian owners so we could register her in the US before importing her to Mexico. Got that?
We had an uneventful trip back to Jocotepec other than the sixty mile an hour winds northeast of Monterrrey that blew the big awning off the trailer. She rode nicely behind our dually F-350 and the roads were good and traffic light. Driving a 36'er around the pereferico (ring road) of Guadalajara was muy interesante and unexplainable..you really had to be there. And once was enough.
Happily and permanently parked in our spot at Roca Azul with our smaller travel rig..
Love the floorplan with room for us to spread out and have company..
Love our new cocina...room to cook together and wash and dry in style..
LOVE the new bathroom set-up and the bedroom has sooo much storage and closet space. Getting spoiled!
Mornings with café, the sunrise, and our hummingbirds are quite pleasant..
Now as we approach the end of our 180 tourist cards, we're having the fun of deciding what to leave here in our "home" and what to travel with us in what will be a noticeably lighter truck camper. We'll still be fulltiming in the tc our six months up north and using it for our beach trips and other Mexican exploration while here. The best of both of our worlds.
Sad to say goodbye to another amazing six months but sooo excited about coming to our Mexican home next fall. Our spring is full of beautiful colors and warm sunshine, hope yours is as well...