All Worth the Hassle!


Our trip here was quite the experience! 2 cats in cages, way too much stuff in and on the truck (even some hanging off the end) and stopped at the border where we unloaded it all and then had to wait overnight for the computer system to come back online in order for the truck to pass inspection; for the ENTIRE border.  Wow.  Thankfully Ana’s relative, Alonzo, came with us to drive and guide the way; he ended up volunteering to sleep overnight with the ítems while Ana and I headed to a local hotel.

We have arrived and for the past week have been settling in, getting my paperwork completed to stay legally and cleaning, cleaning and cleaning some more.  Did I mention unpacking?  Some ítems needed to stay behind but we have what we need to survive.

Satellite TV installed, slow internet connection turned on in the house (basic for email, some websites), cats relaxed finally and Ana has killed bugs by the truckload.  We should be set for now.

Next steps: get scythe sharpened and cut weeds outside.  Investigate what food producing ítems can be planted next and get some storage in the house.  Who will visit us first?  Check out Oconahua in Jalisco Mexico on Google Earth and “walk” the town.


On the Road Again!

DCIM101GOPROWe left Renton about 1:30 pm on Saturday August 16 with a fully loaded truck and our cats. At first the cats were petrified and when we stopped in Portland to say goodbye to friends Tom and Raina, poor Chukitty had peed on himself. Raina was so helpful and offered a clean up rag and calm petting. Thank you.

Now after a full day and half later, they are calm, hungry (we are about to hit the store) and active in this hotel room next to the Spaghetti Factory in Stockton CA. Tom says it’s a bit dicey here but the cops would probably defend the spaghetti place so we are good!