Ah, the day that would be nice to have a do over. One big lesson learned is when one of the two of us feels really bad, then it would be better not to make it a day of travel. But our plan had been to spend Saturday and Sunday nights in Hermosillo before getting to San Carlos on Monday, so off we went.
About 45 minutes down the road Garry asked if I could drive because he just didn’t feel that great. I drove for about and hour and a half. And then he did again for awhile. Soon though he said he just needed to rest – the cold medicine was putting him to sleep. So I took over again. Fortunately the roads were not horrible, traffic was light and so I had no problems. He woke up when we were on the toll road and I had to stop and pay the toll. The. He went back to sleep.
Side note about the toll roads… if you take them and keep your receipt, then if you have any accident, breakdown, flat tire, your help comes and is paid for by the government. If you are on non-toll roads, you are on your own. We went through 2 toll stops and they were about $8 each for motorhome and trailer.
Garry took over driving just before Hermosillo so I could navigate us to the small RV park in the city that Google had found me. I was really nervous about it even existing because this the same Google that sent us last year to the wrong neighborhood for Costco and Walmart. We ended up winding through narrow crowded roads to only discover my fears were right. No RV park in existence. In fact it was 66 miles away, the wrong direction for us.
It is now late afternoon so we headed to Walmart with plan B…staying in their parking lot. After asking if that was possible we were warned there is no security and they did not recommend it at all.
Plan C was next. We had passed a Hampton Inn, so if they had enough parking we would stay there and just park the motorhome. Once again, I google the address and it show 2 Hampton Inns pretty close to each other so we head to the one closest to us. Darn Google again!!! There is only one and there never has been two. And we are on the wrong side of the river with all kinds of one way roads. We finally made it there and got a room. On the side of the river we had just left is a mall, but not safe to walk to at night and not what you want to do when you don’t feel well, but there were restaurants there and we needed dinner. Fortunately the hotel would shuttle us over and then we could call and they would pick us up. The shuttle was one of their employees cars. We went to Buffalo Wild Wings because it was familiar and easy to deal with when you are tired, grumpy and not feeling good. We had an ok dinner but when we called for the shuttle it had broken down. Sigh.. ok now what. Well they sent a taxi for us. Just as we got back to the hotel Garry realized he couldn’t find his wallet…. well, that created a bit of a panic. I had paid for dinner but he was worried it had fallen out. I waited in the taxi while he went through the motorhome then went up and checked our room….where he found it. Whew!! So I paid the taxi (it was all of $4) and we went to the room and just crashed. Well, we did watch the NFL playsoff game in Spanish, but who needs sound for football.
Sunday was not as bad, thank goodness. We decided to stay another night at the hotel, so off loaded Stubby and headed for Costco. We didn’t need a lot but it was fun to go through the whole store. Then we hit a place for lunch, then Walmart, then back to the hotel so Garry could rest. He was still feeling pretty miserable. That night we didn’t want to be driving looking for a restaurant and I didn’t feel like cooking in the motorhome so I went down to the desk and found out Dominos delivers! Between my translate app and trial and error pizza was ordered and it arrived about 45 minutes later. It was fine and we made it an early night.
Monday morning Garry was feeling better and we headed to San Carlos. It was an easy 2 hour drive and it was really nice roads. There has been much construction over the last few years and almost all that part of the new highway is complete. In the past we have had lots of detours as we zig zagged from old bumpy old road to sections of new. This year was so nice! We arrived at our condo, La Posada, at noon, too early to check in so we off loaded Stubby and Garry did a little driving around while I organized what to take into the condo.
Today is Thursday… we have had some great days already, met some nice people and Garry is finally feeling good. I will write about those adventures later.