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Saturday, January 31, 2009

Four Wheeling!!

On Saturday, Earl, Mike and Bill, who had hauled their four-wheelers to Puerto Penasco, offered to take three of the Tiffin Trash (Richard, Mark and Chuck) to go riding on the dunes.  Manuel, who it turned out was the smarter Tiffin Trash, declined and stayed at the campground to clean up his Phaeton.

We started out riding, but the owners soon let us take off by ourselves…….. (maybe our wives paid them to get us hurt!!!!)  The three of us had a great time.  Chuck was heard saying that it would take a week after he died to wipe the smile off his face because he was having so much fun.  Mark had driven one before, and Chuck may have had some experience.  However, I had never been on one.

Here are some pictures…………. and they speak for themselves:  (Note:  Mark is wearing the blue shirt, I am wearing the black shirt, and Chuck is in short sleeves)

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After 4-wheeling for a while, we went to a nearby town and had some drinks at a local bar.  Of course, shopping was available……

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We also saw the ‘vehicle’ that they use to launch boats into the water.  Note the engine up high.  The vehicle hooks onto the boat trailer, and “drives” it into the water.  We did not get to see it in action, though.

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Tomorrow, the plan is to borrow the 4-wheelers and take our wives out for a spin.  It should be a fun day!!

Sue Didelot has a Birthday


On Saturday, Sue Didelot celebrated a birthday.  We had planned to have a group dinner, but the Tiffin ladies also had purchased gifts for her….. so we had a little surprise birthday party in our Bus during the afternoon.  Patsy made her a birthday cake, and the other ladies brought other foods.

Here are some pictures from the party.

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The cake did not have candles because it was already pretty warm in the Bus, and the water pressure at the campground is too low to fight a coach fire!!!


At 5:30PM, the group assembled to walk to the Playa Bonita resort restaurant for the birthday dinner.

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We walked along the concrete walkway along the beach.

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The restaurant set up a long table for us on the patio.  Sue immediately started drinking margaritas and whatever else was handy while the musicians played happy birthday to her….

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Mike and Kathy presented Sue with a flower, which she immediately broke by trying to make a hat out of it!!

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Mike Nicks, never one to miss out on a party, began to drink heartily…….

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The restaurant offered a Mexican food buffet, so that is what everyone had.  Frank and Manuel were first in line:

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Here are my plates of food.  It was good for the price.

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Here are Patsy, Bob & Linda, and Manuel enjoying the meal.

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Here are Mark and Sue enjoying a dance before dessert….

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Here Sue is dancing with Mike, while Connie and Manuel show their stuff………..

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Here’s a picture of Linda with Mike at her side, taking a picture of me taking a picture.  Notice the sunset in the background!!

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In the picture above, Sue is reading her birthday card signed by everyone in the camping group.


Happy Birthday, Sue!!

Shopping in Puerto Penasco

The following series of pictures were taken while we (really the wives) shopped in the two main business areas (“Shacks” Fifth Avenue and the ‘Old Port’) in Puerto Penasco.  We also ate lunch at a local restaurant.

Patsy shopping at a store on Shacks 5th Ave:

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Manuel looking for his rocking Peacock……..

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Connie and Patsy posing with a black horse….

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Mike cleaning his shirt with a “Tide Stick” at the restaurant……

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Fishing boats taken from the window of the restaurant:

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Our campground viewed across the water from the Old Port restaurant:

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(l—r) Connie, Lorraine, and Patsy shopping…….

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The three shoppers posing at a statue in the parking lot:

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(L—r) Richard, Patsy, Lorraine, Connie and Manuel at the Restaurant --- 3rd floor!

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The ladies navigating the spiral staircase from the 3rd floor of the restaurant to the 2nd floor….

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The Old Port main street……….

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The ladies shopping in the Old Port area:

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I am sure that there will be more shopping……

Travel – Border to Puerto Penasco


On Wednesday, we met up at the border crossing in Lukeville, AZ, and all 13 rigs (12 motorhomes and 1 fifth wheel) convoyed to Puerto Penasco.   The first picture below shows our Bus in the middle of two other rigs.  The picture was taken by Connie Esparza, who was fourth in line………..

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The following pictures are scenes of Puerto Penasco as we drove through town on the way to the campground taken through the Bus windshield by Patsy…….

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The next couple of pictures shows us approaching the campground and entering through the gates….

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The next two pictures show the four Tiffin coaches lined up on the same row.   Right to left:  King’s, Esparza, Didelots and North.  The fifth coach is a Holiday Rambler belonging to Bob and Linda of Because-we-can fame …..

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We will be at this campground until Wednesday of next week.