So many expats live around Lake Chapala with its year-round spring-like weather we wanted to check it out. We thought we’d drive in Sunday late-afternoon and pull out Monday morning. But it didn’t happen.
Sundays in Mexico are days for being with the family, and many people hit the streets, the beaches, the street side restaurants. So as we drove thru Ajijac and Chapala it was crazy-like busy with traffic jams and street side car washes, crammed picnic benches, bodies sleeping on the park grass along the malecon, and hustlers tempting us to come to ‘their’ beachside restaurant.
Not the best time to evaluate a town.
Using the Church’s Mexican Camping book we attempted to find the only RV park in town and rang a green copper bell above an intimidating gate to ask about a place to set up tents and discovered Mar Chapalico where we booked the family a room for one night. King-size bed for Mom and Dad ….and the kids are excited to camp on the floor. Artistic flair everywhere you look.
Hugo, the owner, was in a rock climbing competition so Everette took Mitch and Anders to check it out while I worked on blog posts and emails. The kids watched Disney channel in Spanish and Doctor Who on the iPad. There’s hot showers for whoever wants to delight in the sensation. This is a taste of comfort.