Category Archives: Our Excellent Adventures

Fairmont Mayakoba, Riveria Maya, Mexico.

We had a nice break last week in Mexico. The hotel was very nice and the service was really good.

theexplorerThis was my first time in Mexico in 35 years or so and on the street it has not changed one bit. Poverty, unsafe work conditions, time share hustlers at the airport and lousy workmanship at the resort hotels.

We did have fun. By putting you in an all inclusive resort hotel you don’t see the “real” Mexico and you can party hard. Most rooms had no view as the jungle was all around but the bird maggotssongs were great.

The party on Jungle night was terrific. I went as an explorer looking for bugs and later on dined on crickets and maggots – really! I am not saying alcohol had anything to do with that but it was possible. Bon Appétit!

New AGM battery and LED interior lights.

The AGM that stores our solar output finally decided to give up. AGMbatteryIt was 5-1/2 years old, used continually, drawing down at night and then recharging as soon as the sun came up. Hope the new one lasts as long.

Weighing almost 115 pounds I am going to have Sportsmobile West put it in for me.

Also replaced all the interior lighting festoon bulbs with LED bulbs like these. They are a nice warm light and supply lots of light. I hadn’t realized my old lights were in such bad shape.

The new ones, CBconcept 42mm6SMD-WW Warm White 42mm 6 High Power SMD5050 12-volt DC LED Interior Dome Festoon Bulbledbulb specs. Beam Pattern:120-Degree; LED Amount:6 LEDs; LED Type:5050 SMD with Lumen (Max):80 Lumen; NO Polarized; Operating Voltage:12 VDC.