Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Big Storm Last Night – Mucha lluvia

We have been coming to Mexico for many years but during the winter months we have never really had a severe thunder & lighting storm. Last night was an exception.

The weather took a turn yesterday morning and really got hot & humid. Many of the campers were running their A/C. We just used our fans as we normally get a good breeze off the water. We got a few sprinkles during the day and wouldn't you know it, it rained during our Happy Hour. So we all huddled under our new big awning.
I didn’t take any happy hour pictures yet, so I thought I would post a picture of Claude & Mags from last year. They didn’t come to Mexico this year and we miss them both.
It stayed very humid and at midnight it started to rain. I could see lightening flashes in the distance but no thunder. Then out of the southwest the storm approached with very loud thunder and a really heavy rain storm. Our new awning worked OK, dumping the water off as it filled and since it wasn’t really windy I left it down to keep our patio mat and chairs dry. We had to close up everything tight but it cooled enough that we slept soundly until morning.
I expected to see washouts in the sand and stuff strewn about but everything looked about normal. I guess the sand can really soak up the rain and with no heavy wind no palm fronds came off the trees.
HappyHourWomenIt was still humid in the morning. Most of the women campers are heading off to Playa on a shopping trip.  From Brenda’s photo that I stole from her Blog it’s looks like it was more Happy Hour and less shopping.
Peggy & I are riding with Dierck to take some clothes to the laundry and do some food shopping. It seemed like we stopped at every grocery store in Playa. It was sort of looking like rain all day but all we got was a few brief showers.
Elaine_Reed2011I heard from Elaine & Reed. They left today from San Miguel de Allende on Wednesday morning and plan to arrive here on Saturday. This should work out good since Stefan & Nicole move off of their camp site and move their big 5th wheel to a storage area until next March when they expect to return from Austria.
Another two German campers arrived today, I heard they were travelling from Alaska to Patagonia. The one is a large unusual rig. Their friends have a small SUV type camper.
They are only staying a few days.


  1. It's rained here a few days ago but now it is just cold. No snow this year so far. The Keelhaulers dinner was fun with 20-30 people. Average age was 66+ though. You may have to pick up a little German to converse with your neighbors.
    Nice rainbow!

  2. Chuck, When do you leave for your winter trip?


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