We do not remember days, we remember moments!

Our wonderful friend, OT (Otilia Molina) and her trusted companion, Karo ot12039154_943452309033866_3443488292426387626_o are hanging up their driving gloves.  She says it was a difficult decision but a necessary one.  OT has sold her rig so there will be no changing her mind.  We will miss you alot, OT.  If the winter in Nampa is too cold, come to the park and rent a rig!!




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Al Unrau is in a battle with stage IV colon cancer and misses all the good friends he made in LaPenita.  Thinking about you, Al!!







THE LOW DOWN – THANKS MURRAY FOR YOUR TENACITY AND RESEARCH INTO THIS ISSUE THAT COULD HAVE KEPT MOST OF US AT HOME

There has been a couple rumours circulating on the internet about problems with TIPs (Temporary Import Permit) going into Mexico. I have been closely monitoring this and updating most of the people in the Park that I thought would be affected. Carole has asked me to post the latest info here for the benefit of anyone I missed and for those with motorhomes (see issue #2).

The first issue was with the weight of the pickup trucks used to tow trailers or 5th wheels. The rumour was that any pickup over 3500kg (7,716#) GVWR would be denied a TIP. While this is technically correct, the rule is being applied ONLY to commercial vehicles and NOT to pickups pulling trailers or 5ths.

The second issue was a rumour that motorhomes and trailers/5ths would now be charged a $400 deposit, the same as presently charged for pickups and toads. Also, the rumour was that the TIPs for motorhomes and trailers/5ths would no longer be for ten years, and would be only for 180 days. This was a baseless rumour and is DEFINITELY FALSE.
I applied online for the TIPS for my 5th and pickup on August 22. I have now received both TIPS, one for my 1 ton pickup (11,600# GVWR) and one for my 5th. There was no deposit for the 5th and the TIP is for 10 years, same as they have always been. I have both holograms right here in my hot little hands.

A couple things to note:
1. If you apply online, the TIPs are being sent out via USPS priority mail rather than DHL courier as was done in previous years. This takes a few days longer.
2. If you are not comfortable with getting your TIP online (strongly recommended) and you run into any difficulties at the border, it is no use to try to argue with the Banjercito staff as they will not budge. You will need to go to the Aduana office and “once the staff of the Customs Office has made a physical inspection of your vehicle and verify that it is a vehicle for the transport of passengers and not a vehicle for cargo transportation” they will issue a waiver for Banjercito to give you your TIP.

If anyone has any questions on this please feel free to contact me.
Murray    403-256-6313


A MESSEGE FROM MANAGEMENT!!

Its almost September! Seems like I just got home and now its time to pack again.
The peso rate will be set at the beginning of the season. I hope the peso will strengthen against the US $. I urge Canadians to change to pesos and not to US dollars and then pesos.
There is a new service I have been using to get money to Mexico. You can send to another person or to yourself. There are several options for picking up the money, banks,telegraph office, Coppel, etc.
If you use a debit card the charge is only $4.00 and the rate is very fair. It is also locked in. The money arrives within about an hour after you are set up. We will be able to take payment this way.

CARAVAN

We are doing a Caravan from Tucson to La Penita RV Park to arrive at the park November 1. Contactcarole@lapenitarvpark.com if interested.
PASSPORT AMERICA
We have just joined the Passport America network. This means if you are a member of Passport America you can get up to 3 days at 1/2 of the daily rate. A good introduction to the park and to the many other Passport America Parks.
Trailers for Rent
My Mom and Dads’ trailer is for rent. It is across from the pool in a shady site with a lovely garden if you are inclined. The trailer is a 34 foot Terry with a large slide. It is freshly painted throughout and will have a new stove and mattress. It has a ramp for access so you don’t have to struggle with stairs. The pool and cafe are right there and washrooms are nearby. The site gets a nice breeze and has a view.
The price is $50 per night with a great discount if for a month or more. Contact Carole@lapenitarvpark.com
Also have a small Bigfoot trailer. Great for guests. Has two beds or one bed and bench seats and table. Bathroom with shower. $35 per night. Less for longer stay.
CANCER DE MAMA
Cancer de Mama needs help. If you can transport product or donate it is very much appreciated.     Offers to transport Cancer de Mama products to LaPenita has been awesome.   This summer I picked up and delivered all over the Okanagan.    Just in the Okanagan area, I was able to drop off 9 boxes of product for transportation.   Most everyone got a relatively small box because I had so much help.  Thank you, thank you.
I have more donations to pick up in the Vancouver area in the next couple of weeks and would deperately like a few more people from the Lower Mainland to transport.   Larry and I will be picking up a donation just off I-5 somewhere in Oregon so we are saving a little room for that.
Please email Nancy      schnurr.202@gmail.com if you could help me out.
Also, don’t forget those school supplies, Christmas toys and Wheelchairs and walkers. Everything helps.

 More rentals
Our 2013 22 ft. Jayco is currently available for rent @$50USD/night from Nov. 15 – Dec. 26, Jan. 2 – 21 and Feb. 24 – Mar 25th. Details available.
John and Diane Ford


A little piece of info!!
I washed the day part of our day/night shades.   Turned our beautifully!!
We took the shade down from the wall, held it over the kitchen sink with just the day part showing and I washed it thoroughly with Oxyclean disolved in warm water.   Rinsed it well and hung up out side to dry.

Amazingly bright and clean.  This might be old news but I was impressed!!


What hair color do they put on the driver’s licenses


of bald men?

 

 

Good friends are like stars. You don’t always see them but you know they are always there!!

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DODD CLIPPINGDALE         FEBRUARY 5, 1924 – MAY 6, 2016

“I’m 92 years old and I’ve had a good run.”

 May 6, 2016 my wonderful husband, our loving father and papa slipped his earthly moorings and cruised off across new oceans.

His always smiling presence will missed by his wife of 67 years Bee, his daughters Carole(Grant) Thacker, Diane (Rick) Taylor and his son Steve(Canela) Clippingdale and former daughter-in-law Lorraine Martin. His grandchildren Rebecca and Tyler Thacker, Chad(Melissa), Todd(Catherine) Kyle and Brittany Clippingdale, Nathan and Andrew Clippingdale. His great-grandchildren Marisol Thacker, Callum and Reilly Clippingdale and Eve Clippingdale will miss their Papa. Predeceased by son Ken(Margaret) Clippingdale. He will also be missed by his many friends from Agency Press, Bowen Island and La Penita, Mexico.

A memorial tribute is planned for August. Date and venue to be announced later. Condolence Cards can be sent to Bee Clippingdale c/o Diane Taylor, 2609 Forsyth Drive, Penticton, B.C. V2A 8Y9

Tribute date and venue will be in August. Please call 2507701965 or email: dianeltay@gmail.com.

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BEA CLIPPINGDALE – ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL SOUL GONE TODAY!!!   BUT WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!!!!
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 ____________________________________________Greetings!
Just want to let you know that I now have at least 100 prosthetics (and counting!), plus a large supply of prosthetic bras and lymphedema sleeves.
The YouCaring site (crowdfunding) for Cancer de Mama Clinic is set up, and hopefully there’ll be a Donate Button on our CdeMC website later this week.
Liana Gallant
2017 Cancer de Mama co-ordinator
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TRANSPORTATION OF DONATIONS!!!
I am coordinating transportation for donations to the Cancer de Mama 2017.   If you are driving down to the Mexico area and would take a small box or two please give me an email.   schnurr.202@gmail.com
I can get donations to you or maybe we can agree on a meeting place.
Have some boxes in Calgary area as well.
Thanks Nancy Schnurr

Probably a final post for a while!!

EASTER – MEXICAN STYLE

THANKS SHIRLEY LEWIS

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Semana Santa 2016

This was the year to stay for Semanta Santa….first it was early and met our timeline….BONUS and second we had missed our Mexican friends as we had not been here for Christmas…double BONUS.  As I sit on my pad I truly do enjoy the music…and the laughter around me.  Since January when we had arrived we had been so busy with visiting with friends, going on ATV rides and experiencing all the parks events that there wasn’t a lot of down time.  So as sit and reflect it truly comes forward as to just how happy all these families are to have the opportunity to be here and enjoy what we get to enjoy for a few months of the year.

The first morning the bus arrived with families from afar.  There must have been a delay as it was to arrive in the early morning however, first came their truck of delivered goods.  Suitcases, tables, chairs and even a refrigerator.  All hands on deck as the guys unloaded the truck waiting for the arrival of the bus.  Around 10 am it showed up and within 15 minute everyone was off and the suitcases sat in the street.  The last one to leave the bus was a young man whose leg was in a cast.  He was placed in a wheelchair….there was no way he was going to miss this adventure.   Now it is time for all to set up the tents can you set up on one site????

If you don’t have room on the site you just put them in the road!!!

 

 

Next comes the cover…  And let’s not forget the TV!!!!!!

The tents come in all shapes and sizes and each site has a cover or as we would call it a“garage”.

They have homemade sinks if the site doesn’t have a kitchen and let’s not forget the shelves of food!!!!  Some sites even have refrigerators that they have brought or rented.  The clubhouse has been turned into a full store with games for the children too.  As we approached the clubhouse I see a Visa sign….in Spanish.  Now what could that be about…the store takes credit cards.(Even American Express) Oh my what is this world coming to?? Walking around the park I am overcome by the best smells.  Lots of cooking from each campsite and with that they want to wave you in to join them!!!

The pool is full of families and children laughing.  By afternoon the water is a slate gray as it is full of children and their toys. No place for us old people that just like to float in the pool!!!  As I continue my walk to the beach I see that the volleyball court is being used by the young boys. Good job Joe for helping to set this up.    As I enter the beach it is a wall of tents that fly in the wind, again all one hears is laughing and children running into the water.  One of the families even had a rubber boat that they would take out in the ocean and then ride the waves into the shore!

Exiting the beach my eyes come onto the beach bar, the fish lady , the fruit cart and the shaved ice cart…..how good is all this! The outdoor shower is getting a lot of use as everyone is in the ocean!!

All the residents during this time wear wrist bands and each car has a piece of paper in their windshield so we can identify park people.  You can’t even get into the bathrooms without a wrist band!! So all us “gringo’s are wearing ours so the Mexicans know we belong!! One comment on facebook was “It’s Carole’s way of helping you remember where you live “honestly we all just wanted to fit into the park wi th all the Mexicans!!

 

 

Laughing and the sound of children are everywhere.  You see the children interacting together and not very many standing around with a “cell phone” Everyone love the beach and the families are playing in the sand and water. Is there a lot of beer drank…you bet ya…but all is quiet by 10 pm.  I know that Carole and Grant hirer extra people during this time and it all shows…the bathrooms are clean and the garbage is picked up.  All the staff work so hard and long hours to make this time so enjoyable. Sure there are a lot of people but as one person said..”it is Christmas on steroids” and that is so true.  There are a few inconvenience’s like lots of cars in the park  loud music, maybe a barking dog or strings and lines everywhere but there is also a lot of energy here too.   I asked the people we know that are still here in the park to describe this all in one work and here were some of their thoughts:  Busy….Smiles….Moving…neighborhood…fabulous …gathering and Jesus’s.  I think it says it all!   So next time you ask yourself should we stay for Semanta Santa I think you should say YES….

 

Submitted by Shirley Lewis (Note we will be heading home on April 1st )

 

 

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Thanks Lorrie Brown for this.   They are on the road, you know!!

 

Semana Santa 2016

This was the year to stay for Semanta Santa….first it was early and met our timeline….BONUS and second we had missed our Mexican friends as we had not been here for Christmas…double BONUS.  As I sit on my pad I truly do enjoy the music…and the laughter around me.  Since January when we had arrived we had been so busy with visiting with friends, going on ATV rides and experiencing all the parks events that there wasn’t a lot of down time.  So as sit and reflect it truly comes forward as to just how happy all these families are to have the opportunity to be here and enjoy what we get to enjoy for a few months of the year.

The first morning the bus arrived with families from afar.  There must have been a delay as it was to arrive in the early morning however, first came their truck of delivered goods.  Suitcases, tables, chairs and even a refrigerator.  All hands on deck as the guys unloaded the truck waiting for the arrival of the bus.  Around 10 am it showed up and within 15 minute everyone was off and the suitcases sat in the street.  The last one to leave the bus was a young man whose leg was in a cast.  He was placed in a wheelchair….there was no way he was going to miss this adventure.   Now it is time for all to set up the tents can you set up on one site????

If you don’t have room on the site you just put them in the road!!!

 

 

Next comes the cover…  And let’s not forget the TV!!!!!!

The tents come in all shapes and sizes and each site has a cover or as we would call it a“garage”.

They have homemade sinks if the site doesn’t have a kitchen and let’s not forget the shelves of food!!!!  Some sites even have refrigerators that they have brought or rented.  The clubhouse has been turned into a full store with games for the children too.  As we approached the clubhouse I see a Visa sign….in Spanish.  Now what could that be about…the store takes credit cards.(Even American Express) Oh my what is this world coming to?? Walking around the park I am overcome by the best smells.  Lots of cooking from each campsite and with that they want to wave you in to join them!!!

The pool is full of families and children laughing.  By afternoon the water is a slate gray as it is full of children and their toys. No place for us old people that just like to float in the pool!!!  As I continue my walk to the beach I see that the volleyball court is being used by the young boys. Good job Joe for helping to set this up.    As I enter the beach it is a wall of tents that fly in the wind, again all one hears is laughing and children running into the water.  One of the families even had a rubber boat that they would take out in the ocean and then ride the waves into the shore!

Exiting the beach my eyes come onto the beach bar, the fish lady , the fruit cart and the shaved ice cart…..how good is all this! The outdoor shower is getting a lot of use as everyone is in the ocean!!

All the residents during this time wear wrist bands and each car has a piece of paper in their windshield so we can identify park people.  You can’t even get into the bathrooms without a wrist band!! So all us “gringo’s are wearing ours so the Mexicans know we belong!! One comment on facebook was “It’s Carole’s way of helping you remember where you live “honestly we all just wanted to fit into the park wi th all the Mexicans!!

 

 

Laughing and the sound of children are everywhere.  You see the children interacting together and not very many standing around with a “cell phone” Everyone love the beach and the families are playing in the sand and water. Is there a lot of beer drank…you bet ya…but all is quiet by 10 pm.  I know that Carole and Grant hirer extra people during this time and it all shows…the bathrooms are clean and the garbage is picked up.  All the staff work so hard and long hours to make this time so enjoyable. Sure there are a lot of people but as one person said..”it is Christmas on steroids” and that is so true.  There are a few inconvenience’s like lots of cars in the park  loud music, maybe a barking dog or strings and lines everywhere but there is also a lot of energy here too.   I asked the people we know that are still here in the park to describe this all in one work and here were some of their thoughts:  Busy….Smiles….Moving…neighborhood…fabulous …gathering and Jesus’s.  I think it says it all!   So next time you ask yourself should we stay for Semanta Santa I think you should say YES….

 

Submitted by Shirley Lewis (Note we will be heading home on April 1st )


 

 

 

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You and I will meet again, When we’re least expecting it, One day in some far off place, I will recognize your face, I won’t say goodbye my friend, For you and I will meet again. Tom Petty

Len and Judith would like to thank all the volunteers that helped this year with Hamburger Sundays.    Also, thanks to the staff for their help as well.    This is Len and Judith’s last year, and they deserve a huge thank you.

A hamburger co-ordinator is needed for next season.

The job entails – recruiting 2 volunteers per sunday

count the cash, pay the bills and record in financial log

Assure tables and chairs are set-up (Don’t have to do it                                 just make sure it has been done)

If this is something you might like to get your teeth into please let Carole know.

Thanks Wayne, for the great music and for organizing all the entertainment this season!!

Hamburger Fund Year-end finance 3/16


PULLED PORK SANDWICHES  – AT THE POOL

sunday march 13. 5:30, No charge,  Pulled pork sandwich to be served, please bring salad or desert for potluck. Add name to Sheet posted at office, so appropriate number of buns can be ordered.



 


 

Monday March 14  Potluck dinner at the pool


 

2017 Pig Roast Theme –    50’s sock Hop


schnurr.202@gmail.com – for a copy of the LaPenita Park Roster



MARCH EVENTS AND SERVICES

Events March 2016

Services rev Feb 16

“The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it.” – Rudyard Kipling

  •   Park Roster available by email – if you have completed your emergency contact information –

    SCHNURR.202@GMAIL.COM



    MARCH MADNESS POTLUCK:   MONDAY MARCH 14TH –

  • This replaces the traditional St. Patricks Day potluck since a lot of people will be leaving by March 17th

The Season is winding down –   Watch the Serape, calendar  and the boards by the office for wind down dates

Starting March 2, Stretch and Strength excercise class with Toni will be at a new time, 8:15 Monday – Wednesday-Friday



For Sale
2012 Can Am 500 Outlander 2 up.Power steering.  Mexican registered  $125000 pesos obo
Contact Carole@lapenitarvpark.com

“There is no mile as long the final one that leads back home.” ― Katherine Marsh, Jepp, Who Defied the Stars

FOR SALE

FOR SALE  for the Boat Trailer:  Tires – 2 – 19″ boat trailer tires on rims

                                                                      3 – 16″ golf cart tires (wide) on rims

                                                         2 Rollers – new

                                                         2 Swivel Seat Bases – new

                                                          Boat Prop 11 x 13 – used

                                                          New Winch Belt

For the Boat:  4 Rod Holders

                          2 Fishing Nets – large 28″ x 38″

                          Gas Can – 25 litres

                          Anchor with 12 ft. of chain

                          Life Jacket

  Fishing Gear:    5 Williamson Lures – new

                             Pro Rigger 49 strand Cable – 25 meters

Phone:  274-0395

OR

Garage Sale Sunday Feb. 28th

33 Calle Perdiz

Rincon de Guayabitos


MONDAY NIGHT DINNER – CECI’S POOLSIDE CAFE

2 Meat and cheese chiles rellenos, rice and vegetables and dessert

Sign up if you can or just come up and see if they can serve you.


 

2017 pig roast   more suggesitons- Outrageous   or 50’s sock hop


 Park Roster available by email – if you have completed your emergency contact information –

schnurr.202@gmail.com


Tostada Party – March 3rd

The Tostada Party will be March 3 rd. It will also be a Birthday Bash for anyone celebrating a birthday this year, especially a milestone, like 65!


 

Remitly    –   Not so good – read further

Some of us thought the new REMITLY,com service would solve all of our getting money to Mexico problems. It seemed much safer than using an ATM, easier than going to the bank and less expensive than wire transfers. They advertized great rates and gave a $40 gift card for Walmart or Amazon.com.
It worked very well the first few times we tried it. Went to use it again and it said our transaction was delayed one hour for our protection. Then a note to phone customer service. It went downhill from there. Turns out you have to be in the US to start the transaction. Why would you send money to yourself in Mexico if you were in the US, I asked? After 2 hours we got nowhere. They wanted passport copies mailed, then a picture of self holding the passport, then a drivers license, then a bank statement. On and on. Finally cancelled the transaction and tried to cancel the account.
Turns out if you are going to use Remitly get a friend or family to start and account in the US in their name and send you money. Then transfer the money from you account to them to cover it.

Sure too bad it didn’t work.


HAMBURGER NIGHT

Last hamburger night  March 6th.     Come dance your legs off with the CANUCK COUNTRY BAND

New Hamburger committee required  – NEEDS 2 PARK RESIDENTS ONLY


LIBRARY IN THE CLUBHOUSE –

March 9th – library closing