Tuesday, April 16, 2013

I've been moving northward, little by little.  From Tlalpujahua Salvatierra, where I had a nice visit with Don Rafa, the bicycle shop owner, and two other fellows I have met thanks to my friendship with him.  Don Rafa and I drove over across to the other side of the highway where Rafael Medina is in the process of constructing a new building, where he plans to open a bar and restaurant where he will sell drinks and serve snacks, primarily seafood.  The building seems to be coming along pretty quickly, as you can see from the pictures.  Construction began only about 45 days ago.  There is going to be a nice garden area beside the building, with tables and chairs and umbrellas.  There were seven or eight fellows who showed up the next morning for work, including an electrician.  The Grand Opening is supposed to take place in just a couple of months.
From there, I drove to Guanajuato, where I renewed acquaintance with the couple who run the trailer park and spent a day cleaning up the interior of my RV (cleaned the carpet).  Then on to Aguascalientes, for a short visit with my friend Jimmy and his family.  Jimmy and his wife and I took two of their grandchildren to downtown Aguascalientes on Sunday.  Almost all of the regular businesses seem to be closed on Sundays and a few blocks are given over to a flea market or swap meet where all manner of items, both new and used, are sold.  I found some things that I could use and Jimmy bought some equipment for his factory.  Then we went to the house of Ricky and Miriam, Jimmy"s son and daughter-in-law, for dinner.  They have just moved into a brand new house that is very nice and is in an area that is strictly residential, with a gated entrance and which looks just like a condominium development that you might find in Michigan.  I saw quite a few children playing outside, so it appears as if the neighborhood is mostly made up of young families.
    Anyway, now I am in Zacatecas and will cross the border in a day or two.  Then it will take four or five days of highway driving to cover the remaining 1700 miles until I am back home in Michigan.

He estado moviendo hacia el norte, poco a poco. De Tlalpujahua conduje a Salvatierra, donde tuve una agradable visita con Don Rafa, dueño de la tienda de bicicletas y dos otros compañeros que he conocido gracias a mi amistad con él. Don Rafa y yo dirijimos al otro lado de la carretera donde Rafael Medina está en proceso de construir un nuevo edificio, donde planea abrir un bar y un restaurante donde se venden bebidas y servir aperitivos, principalmente mariscos. El edificio parece estar llegando a lo largo de bastante rápidamente, como se puede ver en las fotos. La construcción comenzó hace unos 45 días. Va a ser una bonita zona de jardín al lado del edificio, con mesas y sillas y sombrillas. Había siete u ocho hombres que demostraron para arriba a la mañana siguiente para el trabajo, incluyendo a un electricista. La inauguración se supone que llevará a cabo en sólo un par de meses.

A partir de ahí, condujo a Guanajuato, donde renové conocido con la pareja que ejecute el trailer park y pasó un día limpiando el interior de mi RV (limpiar la alfombra). Luego a Aguascalientes, para una breve visita con mi amigo Jimmy y su familia. Jimmy y su esposa y me tomó dos de sus nietos al centro de Aguascalientes el domingo. Casi todos los negocios regulares parecen ser cerrado los domingos y a pocas cuadras son entregadas a un tianguis o swap meet donde se vende toda clase de artículos, tanto nuevos como usados. He encontrado algunas cosas que podría utilizar y Jimmy compró algunos equipos para su fábrica. Luego nos fuimos a la casa de Ricky y Miriam, Jimmy (el hijo de Jimmy y su esposa), para la cena. Sólo se han trasladado a una casa nueva que es muy agradable y está en una zona que es estrictamente residencial, con una entrada privada y que se ve como un desarrollo de condominios que se podría encontrar en Michigan. He visto a bastantes niños jugando afuera, por lo que aparece como si el barrio se compone en su mayoría de familias jóvenes.

De todos modos, ahora estoy en Zacatecas y cruzará la frontera en un día o dos. Luego tomará cuatro o cinco días de carretera de conducción para cubrir las restantes 1700 millas hasta que estoy de regreso en Michigan.


  1. So today is the 22nd, the Tigers have just lost their fourth straight. Are you home yet?

  2. Can you tell us more about this? I'd love to find out some additional information.

    Here is my webpage :: http://www.bestecigarettelist.org/lrg-clothing-for-men-is-fashionable-and-trendy/

  3. Donald!

    Shoot me an email when you get home:

  4. I'm impressed, I must say. Seldom do I come across a blog that's both equally educative and amusing, and without a doubt, you've hit the nail on the head. The problem is something which too few folks are speaking intelligently about. Now i'm very happy
    I came across this during my search for
    something relating to this.

    Have a look at my weblog; cheap nike air max 90

  5. Today, I went to the beachfront with my kids. I found a sea shell and gave
    it to my 4 year old daughter and said "You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear." She put the shell to her ear and screamed.
    There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear.
    She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is completely off topic but I
    had to tell someone!

    Feel free to surf to my homepage :: latsa