February 2, 2018 Xcalak, Mexico When I’m writing or cartooning, I get really absorbed in what I’m doing. John knows not to bother me or make a lot of noise when I’m in “creative” mode. If my thought train is jostled around, when I’m on a roll, it takes me at least 20 minutes to get […]
John and I have always loved going to estate sales, yard sales and farmer’s markets. There’s something about buying from local community members that is special and we have always made it an adventurous treasure hunt each time we take a “market” excursion.
Before we succumbed to our travel addiction and hit the road permanently, we used to make Fridays “date day” and would go to as many estate sales and markets that we could cram in before it got dark.
We love ‘em!
SPOILER ALERT!!! Prepare to be wowed by some of the cleverest, cuddliest and cutest animals south of the “wall.”
This past November and December, John and I were fortunate enough to get to “critter sit” all the wonderful creatures at Rancho San Francisco in Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico. From pigs to peacocks, ducks to dragons (iguanas), horses to hummingbirds, and bunnies to burros, it took only a few days for us to be sappy and giddy in love with each one.
Are you ready to go “awwww…?” Ta Da! Meet the Menagerie!
Have you ever seen the movie, The Long, Long Trailer? It’s a Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz classic about a newly married couple, who decide to spend their honeymoon trekking across the United States in a brand new travel trailer.
In it, the trailer itself almost becomes a character in the story and the scene, where Lucy tries to cook dinner while Desi is driving the pair to their next destination, is uproariously funny. It made me have hiccups I laughed so hard the first time I saw it. Do yourself a favor and watch, or re-watch it. Well worth the time.
So, here we are at a wonderful housesit on the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico, also known as the Mexican Riviera. It’s gorgeous, however getting here was arduous, at best. Thank goodness we weren’t pulling a trailer!