The Blog

  • La Ruta del Mezcal
    February 22 – July 4, 2023. Five years ago when we were traveling around Mexico we discovered Mezcal. Since then we have been on a quest to learn more about this distilled liquor. When we found ourselves stuck in Oaxaca for 4 months, we had the perfect opportunity. To be considered a true mezcal, it…
  • Nomad Life Nov & Dec 2023 & CDMX Expenses
    November started out special. Greg’s mom, Dossie, had mentioned visiting Brevard College where she and Perry first met. So on the first of November, we all hopped into the car, including Dossie’s miniature longhaired dachshund, Penny, and drove a few towns over to pick up Aunt Sheila. Memories started flying as we passed the house…
  • Oaxaca Excursions
    One of the fun things about the area of Oaxaca we were stuck in for 4 months was the variety of small towns that were excursion-worthy. Many of these towns specialized in a craft or event or a special natural feature. I always had a hard time remembering the names of these towns so I…
  • Nomad Life Aug, Sept, & Oct 2023
    On August 14 of last year, Greg’s father, Perry, had a stroke. We were in Cabbagetown (Atlanta) at the time house sitting for friends. After Greg got the call, we made a quick trip to the grocery store, and then Greg took Ballena Blanca and headed to his mom’s, Dossie, house in Lowesville, NC, outside…
  • Nomad Life & Expenses July 2023
    In July we finally landed at our first house sit of the summer in Cabbagetown. After a month of driving and visiting friends and family in June and visiting more friends and family during the first week of July, we were glad to only have the company of, Cosmo, a very affectionate cat. We tried…
  • Archaeological Oaxaca
    January 26 – April 18, 2023 This post is all about the ruins we saw in Oaxaca. I know, if you have seen one crumbling building you’ve seen them all. Still, for me, like everything else, there are subtle differences, that one thing that makes a site special compared to all the others. And sometimes…
  • Nomad Life & Expenses June 2023
    We had just crested an incline when the whirl of Ballena Blanca’s engine suddenly went quiet and stopped. We were on the Horace Wilkinson Bridge crossing over the Mississippi River into Baton Rouge, Louisiana. With the forward momentum we had left, Greg maneuvered the van through the traffic whizzing by us into the right lane…
  • Oaxaca de Juárez
    January 27 – May 23, 2023. On our last morning in Puebla, we woke up early at our urban camping spot on the street in front of the tourist police building.  As we pulled away and drove through the downtown streets, we saw bags of trash still lining the sidewalks waiting to be picked up….
  • Nomad Life & Expenses May 2023
    Good news! The van has been repaired! If you have been following along with our monthly reports from the road you know that our beloved van, Ballena Blanca, broke down on February 1st in Oaxaca, México. If you haven’t been following along you might want to review our posts from February, March, and April. The…
  • April 2023 Nomad Life Addendum – A Walk to Walmart
    April 2022. 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…