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

Carlsbad Caverns

October 28 – 29, 2018. “We know exactly how old these are”, said the ranger as we went through the entrance into the King’s Palace in Carlsbad Caverns. “This entrance was blown open using dynamite in 1932. These stalactites started growing then.” He pointed to the ceiling of the entrance, where small stone nipples, none …read more

Journey 8.0 Begins

October 22 – October 30, 2018. This fall we begin Journey 8.0, our eighth year (!!) of wandering and our third year traveling in Ballena Blanca. Just like our sailing years, each season as we have traveled across North America we have pushed our wandering further into unknown (to us) territory and have tried to …read more

Sept. & Oct. 2018 By The Numbers

September – October 2018. Welcome to the numbers of our lives, a (hopefully) fun way of giving you a little insight into our unusual life. We like to count things. I mean numbers are pretty cool. And they can be fun. And when you start breaking things down into numbers they can become especially insightful …read more

Sept & Oct 2018 Costs of Being a Nomad

Another 2 months of tracking expenses is finally done. This little project can be a bit daunting sometimes because, really, we spend way too much money. But it is great to see where the money goes and be able to talk about the money we spend on the van and the changing importance of where …read more