Fulltiming Since January 2008 travel blog

Standing outside "The Pink Store" taking a shot looking south.

This picture is taken looking north. You can see the tall international...

A picture taken inside "The Pink Store"

Lots of pretty and colorful items for sale.

If we had a "stick and brick" house I might have been...

Another shot taken in "The Pink Store". Notice the pretty handpainted house...

We’ve been busy having fun with only one small (literally) glitch. That small “glitch” is a mouse. Yes, a desert mouse has invaded Clyde as we enjoy our stay in Deming.

Yesterday we emptied everything out of Clyde and made a thorough search for this little guy/gal but to no avail. Today we bought enough sticky traps that we will have to make a careful navigation to the restroom should we decide to get up in the middle of the night!

Other than that small “glitch”, which we are currently dealing with, we have been having a very enjoyable time relaxing, playing evening games of Mexican Train Dominoes (or sometimes the card game named Hand-n-Foot) in the clubhouse with our neighbors, and even a shopping trip to Mexico today.

Palomas, Mexico, is less than 30 minutes from Deming and easy to get to. It is, as all border towns, not the most impressive that Mexico has to offer. Although there are beggars on the street in Palomas they were not as aggressive or populace as I’ve seen in Tijuana and Nogales. Palomas does have a really fun store (appropriately named) - “The Pink Store and Restaurant”. The Pink Store has gifts and handmade items from all over Mexico for sale under one roof. (For my Texas friends… it is much like walking through a Mexican version of Marshall Pottery). This is not your typical “bargain for a better price” type of store. One of their artists, Mario Lopez, is featured in the Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago. The Pink Store has some very nice wares and is a great place to explore if in Palomas.

Willis particularly enjoyed the variety of agriculture we saw on our drive down to and back from Mexico. One field in particular delighted him… red chili pepper plants. All those green plants with red chilies looked as if they had been decorated for Christmas early! Willis had never seen fields of red chili pepper plants until today.

Hopefully, we will be rid of our little visitor when we make our next outing, which will probably be to Silver City and the City of Rocks State Park, as Clyde only has room for three fulltimers!

Happy Travels,


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