Feb 16, 2017

Starting to relax once again

Carmeh is doing much better and almost seems normal to most people.  We see her weaknesses but are so very happy to see her running like the wind once again on the beach.  We still are taking it once day at a time but have started to talk about next winter here on the Isla and are including her in those plans.  I will however have to get her on another diet once we get back to Canada.  Meanwhile my mind wonders how the heck I am going to get her chicken into the US as it is not allowed and nor into Canada.  After a full day of travel we usually end up boondocking with no place to start buying chicken at 5PM and to cook it.  Thank goodness that is at least a month away.

We have been having some unusually cool temperatures around here this week.  The forecast does not look promising.  Many of you in the US are much warmer than we are.

I am not complaining but a bit more heat during the day would be greatly appreciated.

Yesterday it was too windy to sit in front so I sat in the back garden but soon became cool after lunch. The glass of wine and the blanket soon had me snoozing.

Not long after Colin took the photo of me napping I was awoken by a motorcycle.  Yikes, we had visitors.  We had no idea that Terry and Janice were going to drop in.  In fact they were on a mission to check out the RV park for friends.  They live in Mazatlan and their friends are enroute, driving in Mexico for the first time ever.  We had a great visit, amazing how quickly almost three hours passes, almost like the blink of an eye.

A special hello to new blog readers Claire and Pierre. It was lovely meeting you here in January, looking forward to your return visit in March.  They became aware of my blog as they were looking for an RV tech in Mexico.  Thank goodness for Eric, where would we all be without this RV genius.

Meet Audrey and Darwin.  They arrived here on the Isla in early December planning to stay a few weeks.  They never left until early February.  What is most amazing is that we had met them way back in February of 2004, 13 full years ago.  We were all staying in Lo de Marcos at Tlaquepaque Trailer Park for a few months.  It was great to reconnect and share some travel stories over years past.

My kale and swiss chard are definitely ready to eat, all 6 pots at once!  Wish you were here Rae.

I steamed some for dinner last night along with a fillet of dorado dipped in flour, then egg and then Panko bread crumbs, served with Singapore curry noodles and a Caesar salad.  Colin cooked the fish on the BBQ on the mat.

Have a good look at this image sent to my by a blog reader.  If you do chose to enlarge the photo you will have to drag it to your desktop first.

Simply incredible.




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14 Responses to “Starting to relax once again”

  1. Shelagh says:

    Dinner looks good.

  2. rae says:

    The greens look good! 🙂

    I would cross the border with a small amount of prepared chicken and declare it. If it’s cooked, you’re not likely to have any issues.

  3. Glad to hear that Carmeh is doing so much better.

    I have seen that photo of the camels a year or two ago, and yeah it is pretty neat.


  4. George Yates says:

    Nice to relax a bit, your should be able to take some “cooked” chicken into the USA and Canada, I know we have done that and no problems.

  5. Gail Todd says:

    Buy canned chicken. Just check the ingredients-should be packed only with broth. Also check USDA APHIS website. I think you can take chicken if it’s cooked. Stash some in your freezer.

    • contessa says:

      There is likely only one store here in Maz that might have canned chicken and I will check it out. I always freeze the chicken so hopefully I will be okay but I will check it out.

  6. I had honestly never even eaten kale until this year. I think I will grow some in the Spring…if the bugs don’t like it. Life almost sounds normal again – happy for you.

    • contessa says:

      Just be careful to not over steam it, it makes a huge difference. I do have to say that one year I have had bugs on the kale but the rest of the years have been bug free. Good soil makes a huge difference.

  7. Colleen says:

    It’s wonderful news to hear that Carmeh is doing so much better!

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