Oasis in the Desert

Monday, July 27, 2009

Delayed Four Days

el patio

la cama

La Cocina

Our future abode in Tequisquiapan

Unfortunately, we have been delayed an additional four days in Oklahoma. Our revised schedule has us leaving July 29. We travel to Dallas, Houston, Austin, Laredo, Matehaula, and finally Tequisquiapan, Queretaro, Mexico. We will spend a night in each city.

Not much to do in the city of Duncan, Oklahoma. We did catch a movie and went to Walmart twice! There is neat museum called "The Chisholm Trail Museum". It is really quite impressive, but we have already been there, done that.
Pete, our Tequis contact, has us set up in a nice efficiency apartment. It appears to be compact, but after fulltiming in an RV, it looks cozy. We are renting the apartment for the month of August. We expect temperature in the day to be in the 70s and the nights to be in the 60s. Can't wait!

Monday, July 20, 2009

On The Road Again

10:45 AM Saturday July 18

We survived our going away party Friday night in Tulsa (just barely). We were hosted by our niece, Kathy and her husband, Pat and grandnephew, Kean and grandniece, Kylie. Our daughter, Shanon, her husband, Scott and grandson, Ashton joined in on the celebration. A great feast was prepared and a fierce game of Mexican Train followed the berry cobbler and ice cream.

Today, Stormy was once again released from it tether. The HHR was towed behind and Cindy followed in the Ford F-350 (our tow vehicle for the former 5th wheel RV). We were on the road again. Our first day’s journey brought us to Duncan, OK. Here we will visit with my mom, my brother, Tom, and his wife, Barbara. We arrived at the South 81 RV Park, (affectionately called the gravel pit) and checked in for a week. We settled into site # 4 (the grass burr site) and turned on both of Stormy’s A/Cs.

We have a busy week planned. We have appointments for our pre-departure check-ups with the doctors and the dentist on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. We have made appointments to complete the dining area re-upholstery for Stormy at a local shop. We have to purchase new tires for the HHR. And then, at the end the week we have to move all of our earthly possessions out of Stormy along with the Ford into storage. We are taking only what we can stuff into the Chevrolet HHR (and that will not be much). It will be a long week.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Chaper II: Another Mexico Adventure Begins

We had to say "goodbye" to our Cedar Creek 5th Wheel on June 18th, 2009

Now, we are going to say "goodbye" to Stormy when we travel through Houston, TX

In December of 2008, Cindy and I decided to spend the winter in Mexico RVing with Stormy (our Fleetwood motorhome). We asked those who had gone before to advise us on RVing in Mexico. Lynn, One of George and Ms. Tioga followers suggested that I read his blog (http://vagabonders-supreme.net). I have followed George’s adventures since December and continue to look forward to reading the blog. We left Oklahoma December 27 (2008) and toured Mexico until the end of March of this year. We traveled along the Gulf of Mexico, south along the Mexico/Guatemala border and returned to the USA by way of the Pacific Coast. His blog encouraged me to write one of my own. We returned back to the USA and decided to purchase a "home base" in Oklahoma. That thought lasted about three months. As July rolled around, we were not that excited about home ownership and its responsibilities. We wanted another adventure. We had been served an exciting lifestyle in Mexico and we hungered for more.

Once we did not want a “home base” to worry about we decided to be nomads at least one more season, maybe until March 2010. We considered a tour the Colorado Rockies, then, we changed our plans and decided to tour Red River, New Mexico. We changed our plans again and focused on Canada.

Well, our venture in Mexico still lingered in our minds, so we finally decided to return to Mexico and spend more time there. There was so much more to see, so much more to experience. An open itinerary really suits us best. As a result we decided to leave Tulsa, OK and journey to a city in Central Mexico, Tequisquiapan without our RV. We have rented a casita in Tequis (as the locals call it) for the month of August to experience Mexico at its best. We plan to have a great time!

Look at the website:
http://www.greatretirementspots.com/tequisquiapan-mexico-retirement.htm and you will get an overview of the area. View the second page (click on the bottom of the page) and you will discover why one family decided to retire in this colonial city. We plan to leave Saturday, July 18. We plan a stop in Oklahoma to visit with family and make final arrangements for our journey, then continue to Dallas and Austin (again visit with family), then cross the Border into Mexico somewhere outside of Laredo, TX. In just one day the journey begins. Wow!