Thursday, May 3, 2012
24 hours and counting
The great pack-up is almost done. Our house is stowed, boxed, shrouded and bagged for the next seven months. The last load of laundry was done yesterday, Mr. C is busy cleaning out the fridge, I've packed away all the linens and "beach only" duds. I think we're ready. Today I'll peel and slice the carrots, boil the eggs, get the salami and cheese bagged up, all to sustain us on the trip. We'll get on the road early tomorrow and head for Tepic. There's a very upscale market close to the hotel where we'll pick up a roast chicken for dinner and for the next part of the drive, to Topolobampo. With only one restaurant in that pathetic little town, I'd just as soon dine on cold chicken, al fresco by the pool. Sunday we'll drive to San Carlos, our last glimpse of the beautiful ocean before crossing into AZ at Nogales. Rumors of trouble along Mex 15, the main N-S route in western Mexico, are swirling around but I'm counting on the force being with us all the way home.