RVing in Mexico with Raymondo y Marsia - 2012


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March 21st 2012
Published: March 22nd 2012EDIT THIS ENTRY

Building new thatched patio roof.Building new thatched patio roof.Building new thatched patio roof.

Ellie said that from start to nearly finished, this project has taken only four days including installing support poles and roof structure.
Domingo, (Sunday) 11 Marzo, we rolled down the hill from 5000 feet to sea level. Ray is still bragging about his fuel mileage. We spent Sunday afternoon and evening at San Blas’s premier campground El Chaco’s Hotel and RV Park. Our hostess, Ellie told us that her mother-in-law owned the place. Ellie and her husband had lived in Los Angeles for many years but they moved back here to help his mom run the restaurant and campground.

San Blas is well known within the RV community for its mosquitoes and no-seeums. There is a nice beach and lots of palapa restaurants. We would have liked to have stayed a few more days to help Ellie's family but the insects were killing Ray. A week later, he still had awful welts.


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Stacks of palm fronds. Stacks of palm fronds.
Stacks of palm fronds.

Wouldn’t it be nice to grow our own roofing materials?
Passing the fronds up.Passing the fronds up.
Passing the fronds up.

As a former Catholic kid, my first exposures to palm fronds was on Palm Sunday
Finished roof. Finished roof.
Finished roof.

Evening of the fourth day. These things are amazingly water proof. We’ve never before seen a fresh green thatched roof.
Whoopee!  I saw the green flash.Whoopee!  I saw the green flash.
Whoopee! I saw the green flash.

The only time this year. Granted, we did not spend much time on the west coast.
Does anybody know what this stuff is?Does anybody know what this stuff is?
Does anybody know what this stuff is?

We passed acres and acres of it.


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