Busy day in San Felipe

I never thought I would be busy once I retired-was I ever wrong:) Today started early about 5:30 in the morning when “Mother” decided I had to get up and take care of business. I checked the weather and was surprised to note that it was cool outside (70). I got my breakfast of english muffin and tea and fed the fur kids. Once my stomach stopped complaining it was hungry I made the bed swept out the house and started watering the trees and bushes. I noted I was getting low on water again, I have been using an unusual amount of water because of the new plants and trees trying to get them established. However, several trees look in distress, something has attacked my bougainvillea bushes, a few days ago I borrowed some spray to defend the bushes and trees. When I saw my neighbor in her yard working on her garden I returned the spray and tools I borrowed. In this area during the summer we often get our gardening done as early as possible before the heat and humidity gets high.

I loaded the car with the RV towing parts to take to the garage to get the tow ball changed to the new towing apparatus and also loaded up the trash. I went inside to check my email had more tea and took a shower got dressed and got ready to take Shelby my lab to the vet for her appointment. On the way to the Vet’s I stopped and dropped off my trash and signed up for water delivery. The vet is in town and he doesn’t speak english to well and I don’t speak spanish to well but somehow we communicate. Shelby’s fatty tumor is looking better, but surgery at her age is risky so I am going to not do it . She has some new cream and we’ll see how it goes-the site of the tumor looks better, ugly but better.

I stopped at the vet store across the street  after the vet appointment and got kitty litter for the other fur kid and went to the pharmacy for some meds for Shelby. Then we went to the gasoline station for some fuel and headed to our house which is out of the village a few miles. Before going to the house I stopped at the market for a few things and then went to the garage to get that ball changed over on the towing rig.I talked with the mechanic about some things I needed looking after on the RV and made an appointment for next week to bring it in and have him look at it, nice having a mechanic in the neighborhood.

After the garage we went home unloaded Shelby, and stuff from the car and it was time for lunch. After lunch I was sleepy so I took a siesta for over an hour. I love retirement need a nap take a nap. After siesta time I got up did some light house work (the only kind I do) and got on-line to check my email and annoy people 🙂 Then it was time to feed the fur kids their dinner and think about what to have or where to have my dinner tonight. Tough life EH?

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  1. Dayton

    Julia, Really enjoy your blog.
    Have you traveled south of San Felipe along rhe gulf? Wondering if the pavement got extended.
    Been years since I visited San Felipe but did stay in Pete’s Paradise, travel trailer or van camping.
    Are there lease holds for sale? I’m most familiar with Mazatlan over in Sinaloa as far as property. Know you searched long and hard. Your efforts seem to have paid off.

  2. To the pavement question there are two answers the first is yes the pavement goes all the way to San Felipe, however it is under improvement and a substantial part of the road is dirt and gravel along the improvements. The improvements will make the road more durable when the storms come and will make the road safer in some areas when all the work is done. This road work is a huge undertaking lots of heavy equipment and material being transported. most of the work could be done by this fall. Then again it is road construction and who knows.
    The other part is about my choice of where to live. At Pete’s camp there are lots for sale and homes too. The owner of Pete’s leases the property to you and you build on it or pay for the building/improvements with the current lease holder. There are fees and restrictions etc.
    One of my reasons for living here is the proximity to the border if a need arises to return to the “old country” it is only 2.5 hours away. The other is there are enough facilities and such to support my needs. For most of the year the weather is wonderful, the winters are mild, spring and fall delightful, summers hot and humid from July till September. Social life is what you make it, the Mexicans are kind and hard working the beach is gorgeous. The only thing, for me that is a draw back is the lack of an intense Mexican culture, gringos have a huge influence here-still Mexico adapts and carries on.
    The town is getting a new super market (Calimex) opening sometime this fall (maybe). I think that if this store is a success other brand name businesses will consider moving here too. Some gringos are upset by this new store changing the “quaintness” of San Felipe, I don’t care I have my slice of Mexico and love it.
    By the way today is so beautiful, the sun, the waves on the beach, the light breeze, 84 degrees, 60% humidity, the birds chirping, and I live here to enjoy it ! It is just wonderful (sigh).

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