We have been living in El Rancho RV Park in El Tule, Oaxaca, México for over 4 months (Since January 24). All but one of those weeks we have been without our own transportation. Due to our, not ideal, circumstances, we have found out how resourceful we can be. We have learned to take the bus or a colectivo almost anywhere. But in addition to motorized transportation, we have also been utilizing our feet.
For a while after our van broke we just sat around every morning looking at the internet. Then, at some point, I realized that this wasn’t very healthy. So we started morning walks, to nearby towns, up the mountain across the highway, to visit a dam and an abandoned hacienda. Our walks lasted anywhere from an hour and a half or more. And then one day when we needed to make a shopping trip, I looked at the map and realized that Walmart was only about 4 1/2 miles away. I thought it would be a great way to save time to combine our shopping trips with our daily morning walk.
We plotted a route and headed out.
I had intended to talk about this in my last Nomad and Expense Report, but then I decided I had too many pictures of the route that I liked. Not that these pictures are all fun and pretty. But they represent a little bit of the things about daily life here in Mexico that we probably wouldn’t have been exposed to otherwise.
So here is my photo essay of our walk to Walmart.
We start out by making a left out of the campground onto Calle Camino Naciónal. The bit of Camino Naciónal that runs in front of the RV park is in a sort of municipality no-mans-land and no one wants to be responsible for paving it.
(click on the pic below to enlarge the photos and read the whole story in a slide show)
I hope you have found our walk interesting and have gotten a taste of our daily life for the last 4 months. Fingers crossed good news is coming and we won’t be doing this walk again. I will keep you posted!