We took the jeep to a car wash facility for a much needed cleaning after the off-road experience in search of Catch-22. This consisted of a backyard lean-to, 2 entrepreneurial young guys equipped with a hose, soap, a couple of rags, a shop vac, and Armor All. $10 with tip got us a shiny, clean car.
Then off to the big city of Guaymas in search of a shop that could recharge the AC's 134r refrigerant. Hmmm...this took some major multilingual sign language. First we stopped at a taller mechanico, the taller the better. Though he didn't have the necessary tools he was kind enough to make some calls and do an internet search and found us an aire acondicionado mecanico in Guaymas central. A Google map was provided and we found Jorge's on the 2nd attempt at maneuvering the busy, narrow back streets. Once again, not exactly your typical American repair situation but oh so efficient and cheap. Don't let the sign fool you. Those are pesos so divide by 12!
|Jorge's shop in Guaymas|
This is hardly ordinary life as we know it though the sunsets and beach scenes and the fancy surroundings are quite nice. We dearly love Mexico and San Carlos is a great town, but when our conversations become dominated by travel talk and then expanded to circumnavigating the country, with a lot of what ifs and how abouts thrown in, you know we're missing our gypsy lifestyle and little casa mobile! We are both approaching milestone birthdays, albeit a decade apart, so we need to stay healthy; wealthy and wise would be nice too! I know, I know..we can't keep doing this forever that's why we gotta keep going while we can. We're missing our family so May through July will be spent in the Bay area before any major trips materialize. But in the meantime, here's a look at the last week or so.
|The Saguaros are blooming|
|An island of Organ Pipes in Guaymas bay|
|A short hike into Canon de Nacapule to a small palm grove, sort of a mini Palm Canyon as in Anza Borrego|
|An odd symmetry along the Miramar waterfront (located between San Carlos & Guaymas)|
|A San Carlos landmark|
|A nice anchorage my sailing friends!|
|Mount Teta Kawi dominates the San Carlos Marina landscape|
|A whole bunch of conch shells at Bahia Delfin|
|A colorful collection of blankets and hamacas|
|Don't forget 12 to 1, pesos to dollar, makes for a cheap happy hour|
|A cloudy sunset is still beautiful|
|All sunsets are beautiful!|