Butt Hole

Yuma Lakes, Arizona to El Golfo, Mexico - Border Crossing: Expect your RV to be inspected.

“Yuma Lakes, Arizona to El Golfo de Santa Maria, Mexico – Border Crossing: Expect your RV to be inspected.” We were lucky!

The lanes are unmarked. The shoulders can drop off as much as 20 feet

“The lanes are unmarked. The shoulders can drop off as much as 20 feet.”

Many Mexican drivers driver very slowly. Others are jack rabbits. some will not even be concerned about bouncing off other vehicles. Mexico only requires a person to be of age and possess a water bill.

“Many Mexican drivers drive very slowly. Others are jackrabbits. Some will not even be concerned about bouncing off other vehicles. Mexico only requires a person to be of age and possess a water bill.” (Info. supplied by our Guide’s hand out.

Santa Maria, El Golfo, Mexico

Success! 90 miles south of the border is El Golfo de Santa Maria, Mexico

Colorado River Associaton RV Park, El Golfo, Mexico

El Golfo RV Park, Santa Maria, Mexico

View from our RV park.

View from our RV park.

Sunset on Santa Maria, Mexico, beach

Sunset on Santa Maria’s (Mexico), beach.

Mom: Roy, you’re turn. Relax everyone. This may take a while.

Shelley: Why do we play “Butt Hole” when we know it takes hours to play?

John: Should I start breakfast?

Mom, Shelley and John: Oh! Ha! Ha! Ha!

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Dad: Why is it always, “Pile on Roy” time whenever it’s my turn? No one makes fun of Shelley when it’s her turn.

Shelley: That’s because I don’t take forever.

Dad: I don’t take forever. In fact, I never take forever. You guys take forever. And if I did take forever it’s because every card John gives me is the wrong one. Every. Time.

All I need is one… very… special… card. Jusssssttttttt wahhhhnnnneee. Should I take the top card from the discard pile that I don’t really need… Or… Hmmmmmmmmm…. Should I pick up all of the discarded cards, plus two from the top of the deck? Risky. But I’ll do it.

Mom, Shelley and John: Noooo! You can’t. You’ve already picked up twice.

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Dad: See, there you all go again, “Piling up on Roy.” Fine. I’ve already picked up twice, so I won’t pick up again… Tsk. Tsk… Guess I’ll take the next card off the top of the deck… Waiting for magic… Neeeed a little magic here. If I don’t get some magic, I’m dead.

Dead. In. The. Water.

Sigh. No. No. No.That is not going to help. Not at all. Jeeshh! What have I done to get such bad cards? If I could just draw one lousy good card out of every four, I’m sure I could win. But for now, I’m going to have to think about what I’m going to do with this one.

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Mom: It’s like your dad doesn’t filter anything he says. Everything that comes out of his mouth is exactly what he’s thinking.

Shelley: Holllleeeee S#$T!!

John: Dear God!

Dad: Yes? What do you want “now” John?

Everyone: Oh! Ha! Ha! Ha!

Mom: Give me the knife. I won’t even waste time. I’m going straight across.

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Shelley and John

How to play the card game, “Butt Hole.”

  • Use 2 decks for up to 5 people, 3 decks with more.
  • The objective of the game is to lay down all of your cards before the other players.
  • If a player lays all of their cards down before you, the cards in your hand count against you. Joker= 50, Ace= 15, 2-7=5, 8-K=10 points.
  • For the first 5 hands 11 cards are dealt.
  • For hands 5-7, 13 cards are dealt.
  • You are allowed 2 buys per round; pick up all of the discards, plus two off the deck.
  • Once you lay down what’s required, you may play on other players’ books and runs.
  • Deck is turned over if you run out of cards. You can turn the deck over twice.
  • Only one joker can be used in a book or a run.
  • Lowest score wins.

What the minimum requirement is for each round. (Book is a minimum of 3 of a kind. You may have more than 3). A run is a same suit straight of a minimum of 4. You may have more than 4 in a straight.)

  • 2 books
  • 1 book, 1 run
  • 2 runs
  • 3 books
  • 2 books, 1 run
  • 2 runs, 1 book
  • 3 runs
Day 169, Feb. 10th, 2014

Day 169, Feb. 10th, 2014

Dec. 15 - Feb. 10th, 2014

Dec. 15 – Feb. 10th, 2014

Shelley and John

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33 thoughts on “Butt Hole

    • Ha! Ha! No. I’m too polite. But I think the locals used many, muchos on us. Stay tuned!! I can’t tell you how helpful you were to send those Spanish phrases. Beckorita, you are a true amigo. 🙂

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    • Right?? I had to go back and stage them. Notice John and dad fist pumping. Oh boy when mom really looks at that pic. 🙂 Have been butchering the lovely spanish language since our arrival. So to all of you Spanish people out there, I apologize.

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  1. Ok, am I the only one who focused totally on this one line????
    “Mom: It’s like your dad doesn’t filter anything he says. Everything that comes out of his mouth is exactly what he’s thinking.”

    Hahahahahaha, she really doesn’t see the irony?? Loved it.

    And I want to know who is taking the pictures? It looks like a fly on the wall, seriously. 😀

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    • Too funny, right? When mom says that, we all laugh. She gets it, but loves that we laugh. Last night dad was trying to explain how he sorted out his condo in Vancouver Island before they left.
      Mom: Roy, that’s wrong.
      Dad: Valerie, you haven’t let me finish.
      Mom: Doesn’t matter what you are going to say. It’s wrong.
      John spat his beer through his nose on that one!!

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  2. Well, thank God they require evidence in the form of a water bill! No telling who might be on those superhighways, if undocumented! The game “Butt hole” seems to be missing tequila shots. And right there, beach side, would be the ideal place to integrate local beverages/customs. Actually, the waterside looks very nice!

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    • I was thinking the same thing about the water bill as a truck careened past us today.:) I can’t do tequila but have entered the world of maragaritas! Ole!! Waterside was beautiful despite surface garbage and crazy, loco.( Am I right?) trucks, cars, Suv’s and 4 wheelers racing on the sand. Wow.

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      • Can’t you have John take the RV out to race with others in the sand? 🙂 I am impressed…two Spanish words and both were accurate and correctly used. Next you’ll be translating the Butt hole rules for the locals!

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      • Yay margaritas! I am primarily a wine girl too, but I do love a good margarita. And loco is absolutely right…you are practically fluent. You don’t even need to translate margarita! Then you need “donde es el Bano (pronounced banyo)?” which means where is the bathroom, and you are all set!

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      • Thanks for the Spanish lesson. Seriously. Tried a margarita last night. Was quite tasty!! We’re of exploring Rocky Point today. Am not going to buy stuff. Repeat. Am not going to buy stuff. 🙂

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  3. OMG. BUTT HOLE are my son’s favorite words. One time when he was little and I took him to the library, as we were checking the books out he looked at the librarian and calmly said, “Butt Hole”. I almost died. I’ll have to tell him about this game. 🙂

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    • Ha! Ha! That is awesome. He’ll definitely get a kick out of the game. I forgot to say in the rules that you are supposed to call the person who goes out first a butt hole. Tee Hee.

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