I am only up to post#104 but I am really enjoying your RR. So there is life after retirement!
I will have to have a look at the Aussie's RR too.
I was wondering how your Spanish language skills are coping. Did you ever attend a Spanish class in Mexico?
I have just returned to Oz after 3 weeks in California. ( I have visited the Okanagan a few times too) . Your adventure is making me think about a South American rid ein the future.