Palm Trees to Pine Trees

Before we start the blog post I have a few items to get out of the way… I’ve been VERY busy since my last blog post so that is my excuse for not posting anything… A promotion, followed by an accounting integration (multi-billion dollar, 15 thousand + employee company), continuing into a cross country move,…

Our Growing Girl

The Gopher Tortoise is 6 months old. She’s grown so much (literally – I think i need a trampoline to get in now) – lets get a run down on all the stuff we’ve done: So last update was we bought a truck and made some plans… well those plans are almost complete – so much…

Don’t Talk to Strangers (and other advice we ignore)

We love Florida. Its February and we spend our days outdoors in sandals and light sweaters, instead of covering every exposed inch of skin in layers… oh and no shoveling, unless you count digging in the garden… which I can do now… in FEBRUARY. Other things you can do in Florida in February: Camp. So……

I <3 (heart) Guanajuato

Guanajuato is a place worth exploring. I had never heard of it before a few fellow overlanders traveled there after we met up in Puerto Vallarta. Song of the Road and Desk to Glory both spent some time here… more time than we did… and we are still a little jealous of this fact. SO……

Always Take the Long Way

After Hopkins, we had some decisions to make, namely, which way should we go home? Our original plan (the one before we spent all of our money…) was to hit everything we missed in Mexico on the way back, then go up the California coast to Washington, then, maybe, catch a ferry to Alaska and…

Hopkins: Belize’s Best Kept Secret

Hopkins is that smaller dot just below Dangriga. When you go to Hopkins, you might have someone ask you if you liked your stay. Most responses would be a resounding “Yes!” This person would then say, “Good. Now don’t tell anyone, or you’ll ruin it.” So, I’m breaking all the rules here and telling you…

Belizian Rum is One Hell of a Drink

I hope someone out there gets this Rick James/Dave Chappell reference. Anyway… enough about how I can’t tell a joke…. After our not-so-stellar border crossing into Belize, we were officially starving and needed a beer (or six). We headed to Corozal, to make the trip towards Sarteneja. From what we read, you can cross by…

Merida is for Lovers

They say “Virginia is for Lovers” but if you want to people watch on some serious make out sessions, Merida is the place to be. For the first time in a week our Telcel stick finally started working. Thank goodness for big cities. It was slow going at first, but eventually we found the Rainbow…

The 7 P’s

Proper Prior Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performace. – Also, prevents sleeping at a Pemex – so maybe there are 8 p’s Thanks Sandy for that little acronym. Too bad we didn’t really think we needed to plan, at least not any further than the city or town we planned to stop. So far, aside from…

How (not) to get to Oaxaca….

After 2 nights at the Acapulco Trailer Park in Pie de la Cuesta (FYI a decent place to stop with nice beaches but nothing special – nothing nearby except a few hotels/restaurants. We paid $M200/night) we headed south again, planning to hit Puerto Escondido. That was a LONG drive… and we never did make it…

Bad Boys: Part 2

By the time we got to Acapulco we needed to do two things (both of which probably could have been done in PV but we thought we had more time). 1) Barley needs a haircut. 95 degrees wearing a big ass fur coat (that carries sand and everything else in it) isn’t comfortable for him…