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

Oaxaca

January 26 – February 2, 2019 The first time we took a city bus was in Oaxaca. Unfortunately, there wasn’t a good city camping option in Oaxaca City so we ended up at a campsite that, although close to the city and many other attractions, was not in walking distance. There was, though, a bus …read more

La Reserva de la Biosfera Tehuacán-Cuicatlán

January 20 – 24, 2019. Remember Minerva? In addition to helping establish the Joshua Tree and Anzo-Borrego reserves in the US, she worked with Mexican president Rubio in 1931 to establish a 10K acre preserve near Tehuacán. Now the Tehuacán-Cuicatlán biosphere has expanded to a 1,800 square mile UNESCO World Heritage site (one of Mexico’s …read more

January 2019 Cost of Being a Nomad

Wow! January was our cheapest month of tracking expenses since I started doing so in February of last year! I don’t know if it is just all the stars lining up, that we are getting better about spending money, or because we have been traveling in Mexico. I find it interesting because some things like …read more