English: Wine grapes from the Guadalupe Valley in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico. Español: Uvas para vino del Valle de Guadalupe, Baja California, México. Français : Grappe de raisins de cuve dans la Guadalupe Valley. Municipalité d’Ensenada, Basse-Californie, Mexique. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Ensenada, Mexico at night (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
I am thinking of downsizing or completely selling off my RV rig. I don’t seem to have the same level of intensity to travel as much. I’m comfortable here in Mexico and have friends and a social life for one of the few times in my life. I would like to see more of Mexico, but even doing that I would prefer a more sedate and comfortable mode of travel. Driving large distances finding a place to park and then doing it again in a few days has lost its appeal. Of course I may change my mind tomorrow, but that is how I feel this evening. I have thought of getting a smaller rig like a camper van to do shorter trips in then I would be able to use the van for non-camping trips too. I haven’t found anything yet to switch to, but who knows what may happen? There is a little bit of serendipity yet to this old lady’s life so stay tuned as they say.
I am planning on visiting the Ensenada area next weekend for the first time. Ensenada is on the Pacific Ocean side of the Baja peninsular and both north and south of there are many communities that interest me. The summers are cooler there than in San Felipe and some folks leave here during the summer and rent a place there to be more comfortable. I’m hoping to see for myself what it is like in that area. There is a valley there called the Guadalupe Valley where there are many vineyards and wineries-every year there is a Winery tour that takes several days, sounds interesting.
Life has been good lately and I’m grateful for it.
I got news that a friend here at Pete’s camp died this morning. He was elderly and had lost his wife last year about this time. He and I would share stories of our travels in europe. We had been to the same places and enjoyed the same foods and adventures even though we had been there at different times. I toasted his memory this evening with a bit of brandy and let a few tears wet my cheeks. I will miss him.
I did a few things in the rig today. One was to a-fix the rear view mirror to the windshield again. It has been down for quite some time. An interior rear view mirror in a class A RV is a waste, but I didn’t want to throw it away and it might come in handy when I hear something fall in the RV as I’m driving I can try to use the mirror to see what the problem is and if I should do something about it. The other is I have a closet rod I use to hang drapes from that I have mounted across the RV just behind the driver’s and passenger’s seats. The purpose of that is to keep the hot air in the driving compartment in the summer and the cold air there in the winter. I am not sure if it is worth all the bother. I have seen other Rv’rs do it so I gave it a try. One thing I have learned is not to have the rod up when driving because if I hit a bump, not an unusual occurrence in Mexico, the rod comes down and hits me in the head. So before driving the rod and drapes are stowed out of the way.
I do know that my RV traveling days are not over; I still like the feel of the open road and the adventure of traveling to someplace new. Winter isn’t the best time to do that of course as it is cold and the weather can turn dangerous quickly. I think I’ll be back on the road one day soon; going to who knows where just as long as I’m going I’ll be happy. Not as happy as when I had my fur kids with me, but happier than sitting in one place to long. Yup getting that itch again 🙂
I went to bed and woke up in the night hearing the waves on the beach and seeing the flash of the lighthouse. The waves were coming ashore just 5 or 6 meters away from the rig. The sky was clear and the lights on the fishing boats were bright ….beautiful !