Last relaxing day on the Beach

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Jazy takes an unexpected swim in the pool

It was a laid-back, relaxing day – just what we needed to refresh our spirits!  The kids did homework and played in the pool.  Jazy, in fact, accidently fell in the pool in her clothes and was lucky she didn’t get hurt on the concrete!  I got a good picture of her.

 

The kids really enjoyed practicing their Spanish with their new Mexican friends here at the campground. They are a delightful family from Puebla and gave Jazy all their emails so we can visit them on the latter part of our trip heading north.

 

We all were very impressed with Jazy’s Spanish efforts.  In fact, Jazy wrote a thank you note in Spanish for us for Antonio, the Campground Owner who cooked us dinner the other night, and she took it up with a giant Hershey bar as a gift, which was well-received.

Mike opens a coconut for eating
  Albu Campground used to be part of Neptune Campground, but they split off a few years ago.  So if you’re looking in the Church’s book, this Passport America campground is not in there, but just north of Neptune.

 

While it was rather cloudy today, we enjoyed socializing with our friends at the campground, wiping down the rig, uploading pics to the blog (be sure to look!), and reading up on adventures to come. 

 

I took Ciao’s front license plate off, just in case the back plate gets stolen for resale or a souvenir or if the police take it for a parking offense and I don’t notice.  When I tried taping the rear license in the back window, I couldn’t see it due to the dark tinting, so this is our best alternative I think.

 

Tomorrow we head to the party port town of Veracruz, where Carnival is held each year.

Beautiful bonfire
  It is supposed to be a city with distinctive flavor, similar to New Orleans, San Fran, NY, or other “neat” U.S. cities.  We’ll take the bypass around it and come into the campground from the south.  

 

There are some ancient ruins on the way that I’d like to admire too.  Lia said, “We saw ruins the other day- why do we need to see more?”  I thought that was funny and had to explain that she’d see lots of ruins on our trip so we could learn history of the people.

 

Today Mike at the campground told me about a family from Texas who came through about a month and a half before us as they headed south.  They are raising awareness for cancer since their son has recovered from leukemia.  http://milesofhope.net/subscription.htm  They left on their journey in June as we did, but are headed through South America, Asia, then Europe over two years.  I wonder if we’ll catch with them along the way.  They’re currently in El Salvador it says on their website.

 

We have enjoyed our time at Albu Campground on Costa Esmerelda SO much!  It is amazing how the atmosphere of sharing and helping each other at a campground can make the whole experience special. 

N_loves_T says:
Wow!! Just finished reading your Mexican adventures to date - just terrific!! What a great experience - and glad you're finding such nice people, both locals and fellow adventurers. I look forward to hearing your Spanish too.

Keep having fun and treasure this experience. And thanks for blogging...it's almost like I'm there.

Love,
N/D
Posted on: Nov 19, 2008
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