The drive from San Carlos took 13 hours and we didn’t arrive here until well after dark. Not a good day to say the least. Helmut missed a turn just 6 miles from San Carlos and came to a dead end in the plaza of a little tiny village, requiring him to try and backup his 5th wheel a good city block. He was stressed and could not make the trailer go straight. Several police were standing around watching and smiling and finally one of them told Helmut to get out of his truck and the policeman expertly backed up the 5th wheel in nothing flat. Then they had another policeman on a motorcycle lead us a good 10 miles to the main highway.
Helmut in the road while the police back up his 5th wheel. It wasn’t quite light yet.
So then we realized that we wouldn’t get to Celestino RV park (about 40 miles north of Mazatlan) before dark so we decided to stay in a popular large Pemex truck stop that is fenced and guarded. Then Helmut decided it was too early to stop there at 2 pm or so. On we went to Celestino and it got dark an hour before getting to the turnoff. I can’t see in the dark so was trying to follow Helmut’s tail lights but he kept going faster and faster trying to get somewhere. I don’t even drive at home in the dark let alone on not so good Mexican highways. So we get to the Celestino turnoff which is a little dirt road and then you have to go through a village and along some railroad tracks and Helmuts pulls over under the underpass along the highway. He tells me he’s not going on that dirt road which I don’t blame him since he can’t drive in the daylight let alone at night. At least I got through to him that I can’t drive 70 mph at night and he slowed down all the way to Mazatlan.
Las Jaibas is a large RV park on the north end of town in the resort area. This is the park where a Canadian got shot 3 years ago and it scared so many people from coming down here the past few winters. Lightening can’t strike twice in the same place, right? I feel totally safe.
Beautiful flowers in the park and that is the pool in the background. It rained all night and is very muggy today. The last time we were in Mazatlan it seemed to have a more arid climate. Maybe it’s just the front that is here that’s making it a bit uncomfortable.
$25 a night for RVs under 28 feet – otherwise it is $30. This park is better for people with tow vehicles because it’s a long walk anywhere. We are leaving tomorrow for our final destination which is about a 5 1/2 hour drive. Can’t wait to get the awning and table and chairs out.
This old bus is set up very nice and comfy.