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Door To Enclosed/Secured Porch
Enter secured 2 BR Apt from porch Stairs go to landing
Landing to top floor
Kitchen 8 x 13
Kitchen 8 x 13
Enter 18 x 27 Dining/Living Room From Stair
Years ago a tenant made an area the size of the bright part of the carpet in the photo into a great fenced play area for their child to explore
Bath 11 x 9.5
3 x 3 Shower at Left
Tub Not Used - Save Water
Bedroom 1 - 11 x 18
BR 1 Closet 6.5 x 6.5
Bedroom 1 - 11 x 18 - 3 Windows
Bedroom 2 - 10 x 14 - 1 Large Window
Bedroom 2 Closet 4 x 6
Bedroom 2 - With Rug
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3/28/04 - Ensenada
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Way back at the beginning of this Adventure, and we were leaving the Mennonite Community in Cuauhtemoc, we followed Rig No. 10 – John and Melba Hinrichs. The snow began falling the night before we left Cuauhtemoc for La Junta. Quite appropriately, the rear end of Rig #10 bears the word “Snowbird” - - and we followed “Snowbird” through the "wind and snow" -- on to the flat beds of the train, and all the way through the Copper Canyon. We have come to love and respect the owners of “Snowbird” and are very happy to introduce them as our guest editors for today.
(Connie Sykes was kind enough to provide all the pictures for today.)
Melba and John have been married 43 years and they have three lovely children. Bruce, the oldest and his wife Sherryl have two teen-age girls, Kayla and Chelsea. Their daughter Denise and her husband, Gary have a teen aged girl, Kaycee and a teen aged boy, Cooperlee. Donna, their youngest daughter and her husband, Jerry have two boys, Justin who is a teenager and Tyler, the youngest grandchild is seven.
John was the County Extension Agent, working with 4-H and Farmers and Ranchers for about 33 years. He has been retired for a number of years, but he continues to run cattle at their ranch in Clayton, New Mexico.
Melba was the County Treasurer for Grant County, New Mexico. She quit her position when John retired. Although they are not full-timers, they’ve traveled in every state in the Union.
March 28, 2004 – Estero Beach Resort and Ensenada
A writer I’m not, but I’ll give it a shot (to please Kathleen.)
This is our first caravan, so we did not know what to expect. We learned quickly the Larry and Diane were great Wagonmasters. They kept things running smoothly and took good care of us. We appreciate all they have done to make this a great trip. We want to also thank all our fellow caravaners for their part in making this a great trip. If ever any fellow Caravaners hit I-10 in New Mexico, close to Deming, give us a call. You’ll have a place to park your rig with electric and water!
We boarded the tour bus at 9:00 this morning for a tour of Ensenada, home of 380,000 people. The meaning of Ensenada is “Bay Between the Mountains.” Ensenada is a young, modern town, and the cleanest I’ve seen in awhile.
Our first stop was at the Social Civic and Cultural Center, the former Riviera Del Pacifico – a gambling casino and hotel.
It was built in 1928 for $2,000,000.00 – It was a favored place for Hollywood celebrities, including Lucille Ball and fighter Jack Dempsey. A famous Mexican artist, Alfredo Ramos Martinez painted the ceiling of this building in 18 months.
To our left of the Civic Center hung a huge Mexican flag.
It is the largest flying flag in the world. It measures 150 feet high and weighs 450 pounds! The green in the flag stands for the land of Mexico. The white represents the purity of the people, and the red symbolizes the blood of their heroes.
We drove along Avenida Lopez Mateos to the shopping area. If you have pesos left, it’s a good place to find leather goods, shells, silver jewelry, tee shirts, and yes, even ice cream! A few of our group tried the fish tacos and we received a good report on them.
John was challenged in trying to get the lid off his coke!
We were ready for the 21 mile drive to see La Bufadora (the snort).
It wasn’t too active today due to the low tide, but we did enjoy watching it.
We walked through a half mile of snack vendors and curio shops,
all of which had the best price and almost free!”
We had a “first” today. It cost 40 cents to use the Banos, but they were very clean!
We saw a Salsa cannery along with green houses where vegetables are raised for export. We also saw olive trees and flowers that will be in our markets at home!
On returning to the RV park resort – the best yet.
We hurried to the museum here at Estro Beach Resort. The owner showed us his outstanding collection of seashells, replicas of statues and ceramic figurines on the three cultures of Mexico. He described each culture and gave a very informative presentation. Something else we all learned: He loves his country and is very proud of its heritage.
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