Detour to Guadalajara

December 17 – 20, 2018. We had not intended to go to Guadalajara. Guadalajara is the second largest city in Mexico, right after Mexico City, and in general we try to avoid big cities, because there is no where to camp and driving a whale like Ballena Blanca is scary enough in smaller towns with …read more

December 2018 By The Numbers

December 2018. It is time to wrap up our last month with numbers again! I like numbers. They can be fun. And when you start breaking things down into numbers they can become especially insightful or sometimes just plain weird. Here are a few fun number facts I found on the internet: 67.8 – In …read more

A Volcano, A Pueblo Magico, and Ruins

December 13 – 16, 2018. Finally, we turned in from the coast. It had been getting warm and we were ready for a change. We headed towards the area of my Mexico map that I had created last summer dotted with interesting things to see and do at every turn. Instead of long days looking …read more

What Happened in Mazatlán

December 10 – 12, 2018. One of the last things anyone wants to hear when they are camped down the end of a dark dirt road by the beach late at night is someone outside pulling on the door handles of their van. This is what happened to us in Mazatlán. The bed was made …read more

Jardín Botánico Culiacán

December 8, 2018. In our last post we were tooling down the Mexican mainland coast of the Sea of Cortez. We took a break from the beaches to head inland from Topolobampo to Culiacán, where we wanted to see the Botanical Gardens. After spending a night in the Tres Rios hotel parking lot, we visited …read more

Las Playas

December 1 – 12, 2018. A breeze blows through Ballena Blanca. We look out the side door and see sand and ocean. We fix dinner as the sun sets. We eat inside the van, gazing out, marvelling at the changing colors of the day. Even after it gets dark we leave the door open listening …read more

Mexico Crossing & El Pinacate

November 29 – December 1, 2018. The Crossing Our crossing into Mexico went really well except for one little snag (luckily we were literally able to back out of it). I was worried as I always am before transiting to another country but I had done some research and it looked like Nogales Arizona/Sonora would …read more

November 2018 By The Numbers

November 2018. Hola Todos! We are currently in Sinaloa Mexico just north of Mazatlan. Today we bring you another installment of Nomading by the Numbers where we count up all the interesting, curious or sometimes mundane things we did the past month that didn’t really fit into a blog post but will hopefully give you …read more

The Dentist & A Parade

November 17 – 22, 2018. A friend recently told us that he’d rather have dental surgery than spend Thanksgiving with his family. In the spirit of letting other people live their lives vicariously through us, Greg did just that. Earlier this year, in February Greg, had visited the dentist in Los Algodones, México and we …read more

Plotting & Planning in Tucson

October 31 – November 28, 2018. In Tucson, we got into a bit of a routine. Up in the morning, turn on the propane heater if needed, fold up all the blankets and sheets, turn the bed back into a couch, dress, and drive up to a nearby park to use its bathrooms for our …read more