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…

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…

A break from the road.

As we drew closer to Puerto Vallarta the familiar jungle sights and smells boosted our excitement of finally reaching the first extended stop on our adventure. We visited Puerto Vallarta 8 years ago and stayed just north, in a small town called Bucerias. It was dusty, slightly rundown , and completely void of almost all…

San Carlos and South: The road from Bahia de Kino to Puerto Vallarta

San Carlos was mentioned in our Lonely Planet book and described as a beautiful beach town with a marina. Beaches? Yes. Beautiful? Yes. Marina? Yep, they got that. The town?….. I think we missed it. We did drive through and around the bay past the marina, up to the lookout. The views were spectacular. The…