Friday, April 23, 2010

New inverter

Our new inverter
You may recall that during our California visit an Aims true sine wave inverter was received. Yesterday evening this Aims inverter was installed, and we are soooooo happy with it.

The inverter is so quiet compared to the old inverter. The fan only comes on when the inverter reaches 104°F, and apparently the inverter runs below this temperature. No fan means very quiet operation.

The battery for our Makita cordless drill needed charging. The charger runs almost silently with the Aims inverter. Also, the charger used to overload and reset constantly. Now, the charger stays on and re-charges the battery in minutes instead of an hour.

We do not know completely the difference between our older Xantrex modified sine wave inverter and our new Aims true sine wave inverter. But we sure like the way the Aims does its job!

8AM - Leaving Puerto Vallarta
Our Nite Camp near the malecon was great. Yesterday evening I went down the very steep stairs which lead to the many shops in this part of Puerto Vallarta. There was a small outdoor pasta restaurant that looked good. Some ladies eating there saw me looking, and said, "The food is really good!" So I went in and ordered spaghetti and meat balls. It came with garlic bread! Very good pasta for 65 pesos [$5.20US].

We might have liked to stay in this part of Puerto Vallarta another day, but we must be moving on. MsTioga and The Team have to reach Tequisquiapan in the State of Queretero by the second week in May in order to be in Mexico City for our airplane flight.

5PM - Camped in Manzanillo
MsTioga drove 158 miles today. All the way from Puerto Vallarta to Manzanillo. We really like the City of Manzanillo a lot. So, that is the reason we drove this huge distance to get here!

The first thing that we did was go to the Devlin Optical store to pick up the new glasses that were bought last month. These are bifocals, not progressive lenses as were the old glasses. I like them.