Moving Day

We moved to Crucita fron Playas on Friday.  Josue the Ecadorian guy that we have been friendly with drove us with his truck piled high. It is amazing how fast you accumulate “stuff”.

The truck is full.

The truck is full.

We hit the road at 9 o’clock. Remember how I said the bus wasn’t better. I take that back!! Seriously folks I was petrified for 5 hours. Crazily I was happy we were going the coastal route, which was different from the bus route we took previously. Good grief, we were on mountains most of the trip, so the roads twisted and turned. I took pictures of the signs to show you.

Curve ahead.

Curve ahead.

Let's see is this a good place to pass? NO!!

Let’s see is this a good place to pass? NO!!

Just one indication of the awful road.

Just one indication of the awful road.

Just another little stretch of road.

Just another little stretch of road.

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Just another one. This was the end of the variety, but they repeated these signs hundreds of times. Yikes!

 

There were literally 100’s of these. To make matters worse, Josue took these curves at break neck speeds. I used the Lord’s name in vain numerous times, said sh–, a few times, and said f— a few times. I WAS SCARED!!!!  Now that was not all, he passed cars in these mountains and I promise you we made it in by the skin of our teeth often! In the middle of a small town he passed a car with a parked truck taking up most of the other lane. I still don’t know how we made it.  This ride was not fun. Back to a vehicle bigger than most–a bus!!

Beautiful View

Beautiful View

Another nice view.

Another nice view.

We got here about 2 o’clock. Fernando, the house caretaker, let us in and gave us numerous instructions. Leo and I could not believe we are living in this house. We sat on the porch overlooking the water and were in awe at the view. Leo and I unpacked quite a bit. We ate leftover lunch and soup for dinner. I went to bed at 9 o’clock.  The sound of the waves were delightful for sleeping. We got up at 6 o’clock, because we had to go next door at 9 o’clock to make palm baskets. This is beginning another busy new town.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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10 Comments
  1. That was some trip, you are a braver woman than me. LOL Glad you arrived safely and can settle in to your beautiful house, with that great view. Enjoy!

    • Thanks, Phyllis. Yes, that was some trip. One I will never forget. Five hours of torture for many hours of pleasure. I just have to figure out how to avoid it in the future. Something tells me it will be impossible.

  2. So glad you made it there safely 🙂 Don’t you just love the sound of waves when you are going to sleep? What a beautiful view. Wishing you much fun in your new surroundings.
    Joan

    • Thanks, Joan. Yes, the sound of the waves is wonderful. Believe it or not, I heard someone write that they hated the noisy waves, because they couldn’t go to sleep. I guess we are all different. Thanks for your well wishes.

  3. I’m laughing my head off. Me thinks I might pay admission price to get an audio clip of that trip. lol Glad you all made it in one piece. I’m guessing your friend is very used to those roads.

    • OK OK go ahead and amuse yourself at my almost disaster! Hopefully, Josue, is used to the roads, unfortunately I AM NOT! Thanking God everyday for being alive.

  4. If you have to hire that driver again do you think you could tell him of your fear and ask him to please drive a little slower????

  5. All I can say is “Better you than me”. I know that I would have had a heart attack. We are glad that you arrived safely and getting settled.

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