New Friends & Weird Stuff in the Desert

March 17 – 24, 2019. I know I have probably written more than once about making friends on the road – but meeting people when we travel is kind of an event and we just made some new friends so here I go again…As I may have said before, unlike sailing where you meet people …read more

3 1/2 Months in Mexico by the Numbers

The end of November 2018 through 10 days in March 2019. It is time to wrap up Mexico with numbers and count up all the facts and figures and some of the other things we left out of our other blogs about our journey to Mexico. Numbers can be fun. And when you start breaking …read more

The End of our Mexican “Vacation”

March 3 – 10, 2019. It was morning and we had already been planning to move on when we got a knock on the van. Greg slid open the side door to see two Policía with machine guns standing outside. They were friendly – and I’m not sure if they were going to tell us …read more

Surreal Jungle

February 28 – March 2, 2019. After WWI artists and writers in the Surrealist movement sought to break with rationalism and unlock the powers of the unconscious mind. Their movement lasted until after WWII, influencing western thought and politics. Here in Xilitla, in the jungle of San Luis Potisí, works of two Surrealist artists can …read more

Into the Sierra Gorda

February 26 – 28, 2019. Sierra Gorda is a 95 square mile biosphere reserve spreading into four Mexican states. The terrain here is rugged. There are many waterfalls. And there are caves from which thousands of birds leave in the mornings, and return at night. We planned to visit waterfalls and caves, but the weather …read more

Wandering to the Sierra Gorda

February 21 – 25, 2019. We didn’t have a plan after the city of Guanajuato except to head east before we started making our way back northwest to the US. I looked at my Mexico map and considered where we might go. There was the city of Querétaro. A few people had mentioned what a …read more

Guanajuato

February 12 – 20, 2019. Mexico has a fascination with the dead. I was already familiar with the Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico and the souvenir ceramic figurines of skeletons doing various jobs and dressed in different costumes you can buy in border towns. It was a delight to learn about the skeletal …read more

Morelia

February 9 – 11, 2019. It’s pronounced Mow-RAY-Lee-Aah instead of having the expected emphasis on the Lee syllable. Why, because it’s named for Mexico’s beloved revolutionary Morelos (Mow-RAY-lows). Remember when we climbed up into his fist? The birth home of Jose María Morelos is here. It is now a museum that contains some of his …read more

Butterflies, a Marina, and a Waterfall

February 4 – 8, 2019. Finding good camping in Mexico can be a bit of a challenge. Right now we are at a campground parked on an incline. We have boards under our front tires to level us up, but we could use a couple more. Unfortunately, this is the only good option we have …read more