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…

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Nomad Life & Expenses April 2023

It sounds like aliens coming to beam us up. The song of cicadas bubbles up into a crescendo of an electric hum. It lasts seconds before the noise bubbles away just to start again. There is a field between us…

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Day Trips from Puebla

January 15 – January 21, 2023. While we were in Puebla we made a few excursions. Within 45 minutes to the south, north, and west we found ruins and Pueblos Magicos. So we loaded up our friends in Ballena Blanca…

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Heroica Puebla de Zaragoza

January 13 – 23, 2023. We awake to the sing-songy, carnival-like music of the gas truck slowly rolling down the street. As the music passes homes and apartments, it is alerting customers to come out and exchange their empty propane…

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Nomad Life & Expenses March 2023

Lots happened in March – except for the one thing we were really hoping for, getting our van back. If you have been following along you may remember from February’s terribly tedious Nomad Report that Ballena Blanca’s (our van) transmission…

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Archeology & Nature

January 5 – 10, 2023. When we left San Miguel de Allende we had one more stop in the state of Guanajuato, the ruins of a pre-Hispanic settlement called La Cañada de la Virgin. Of all of the attractions in…

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The Enchanting State of Guanajuato

December 21, 2022 – January 4, 2023 Mexico just like the US is made up of a collection of states. And just like the states in the US, each state in Mexico has different things that make it unique and…

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Nomad Life & Expenses February 2023

Ballena Blanca’s transmission called it quits. After over 160,000 miles, back and forth across North America, up and down crazy dirt roads, zooming along on highways, in heat, cold, and rain, we are facing the most dreaded van repair. Here…

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Real de Catorce

  December 15 – 17, 2022. Real de Catorce is one of those places that I’m glad we made the effort to visit. And a bit of effort it was. This town sits nestled in the Sierra de Catorce mountain…

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On the road again to Mexico

December 7 – 17, 2022. When you tell people you are going to Mexico you get all kinds of reactions. Our favorite is “How exciting!” But there are also those whose first thought is to give you warning, “Be careful,”…

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