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Mar 8, 2017 - Heading north, we wonder why.

Nearly three months have gone by here in Lo de Marcos by the ocean, where does the time go! On the 5th of March we traveled north with two other rigs to the area of Mazatlan. The RV park we are in is across the river from the ‘old town’ of Mazatlan at Stone Island a large protected estuary area. There is a great wide open beach here for easy walking and with plenty of restaurants near the RV park. In a couple of days we head north again for the two day drive to San Carlos where we plan to stay to visit with other snowbirds. Then eventually...

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South 2016-17

Mar 25, 2015 - Heading North

If you will just humor me a bit, could I get you to think all the way back to March 29 of this year, which happened to be Palm Sunday? I’m pretty sure I have mentioned before the importance for wimps like Murph & Jill to be out of Mexico by the time Palm Sunday rolls around. Semana Santa (Holy Week) is anything but holy on the beaches of Mexico, with thousands and thousands of holiday revelers cramming the beaches and adjacent villages in one massive countrywide “spring break” bash. Semana Santa is not dangerous or anything like that, but...

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Off We Go Again

Feb 11, 2015 - Lo de Marcos

So we were headed to the Pig Roast Fundraiser when I wrote two weeks ago today. It was a great group of people doing good work to raise money to help the local children with their dental needs. Jack and I contributed by buying a gift for a friend and Jack a Jack Reacher book to read. I walked back via the beach the two miles to our apartment, Joaquin drove the PleasureMobile. Well, by the time I arrived back at the apartment, Joaquin was turning slightly green around the gills. His distress continued to increase as we wracked our brains to...

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Jan 26, 2015 - Happy Monday

So where did we leave you? You know we had an uneventful trip to our Teacapan, Sinaloa apartment and are all moved in with groceries procured. It's a delightful apartment with all but two of the windows/patio doors facing south. We enjoy the large patio above the lower unit with great views of the estuary where it meets the Pacific Ocean..........I promise pictures next time! Copper has made herself somewhat at home, but prefers to spend most of her time curled up in her "cat house" taking Cat Naps. Joaquin has settled into a routine of...

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Dec 21, 2014 - Punta Cerritos

Having gone a whole day Saturday without a single mechanical issue (practically our first of the trip), we were up and ready to boogie toward Mazatlan early Sunday morning. We were rolling out of San Carlos while still dark and witnessed a beautiful sunrise some 40 miles down the road. Once we were back on the autopista (the toll road) it was obvious that the holiday traffic was still with us, possibly traveling all night. The traffic moved along speedily until the toll plazas (lots of toll plazas) reared their ugly heads. Despite extra...

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Off We Go Again

Dec 3, 2014 - Traversée vers le continent, Mazathan

Bonjour a Tous, Petit texte afin de mettre un point sur la carte du continent Mexicain. Mazatlan 1 déc. Point de débarquement après une traverse de 17 heures qui a été très bien. Mer tranquille, petit petit roulis du bateau, température env 20 degré. Rien pour avoir le mal de mer. Un beau dodo sur le pont de passager avec matelas et sac de couchage bien accompagné de Anna/Martin et quelques mexicains. Grosse ville de 3-4 cent milles habitants. Très vivante avec ses marchées, ses petites cantines un peu partout par dizaine et dizaine....

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Mar 31, 2014 - You Can Run, But You Can't Hide

Not to brag or anything, but Monday, March 31 dawned like virtually every other of our 90+ days in Los Ayala. That is virtually cloudless, an overnight temp of 67, with expected daytime temps of 85 or so. In fact, the only potential problem with this day, was that we had to give up our Mexican home and begin our trip back to Wisconsin. We had spent the last 4-5 days, gradually breaking camp. Jill had dozens of jobs to do inside the motor home to get it ready to roll again after being stationery for so long, while I did the same outside. On...

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They're At It Again!

Mar 10, 2014 - The Estuary and More

Perhaps you could tell we had "Technical Difficulties" with our last post that ended in mid sentence. Now, for the rest of the story. We arrived at Casa Tranquil in the early afternoon...................Oh so relieved to be there AND to discover the accommodations were excellent. The hosts, made up for any frustrations along our way. They greeted us if we were long lost friends. Midge in American, Leonard is British and they have lived in Teacapan for 24 years. We have walked the tiny little fishing village from end to end several times....

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Dec 22, 2013 - Ribs? Did You Say Ribs?

With a long day of driving ahead of us, we were up and going before the sun on the 22nd. Being a Sunday meant little or no traffic as we left San Carlos and headed back the 15 miles to the toll road. My visions of having the road to myself for a few hours were shattered just as soon as we hit the “maxipista”. All those crazy Mexicans heading home for Christmas were still at it - at 7:00 in the morning. Not only were these folks seriously deranged, but with us now 5 hours south of the border this meant they had most likely been driving all...

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They're At It Again!

Nov 26, 2013 - Prepare for Copper Canyon

Happy Thanksgiving to ALL...........We miss our families very much!!! We have made it to El Fuerte MX about 70 miles from Copper Canyon... We are in preparation for the big ride into Copper Canyon from the South. We are writing this knowing that we will not have internet access for the next few days and most likely cell service but will hopefully be able to use the Spot Connect to get messages out to family. We are planning on traveling through Choix to Batapilas. There are no paved roads so this should be an exciting trip on some off-road...

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Tour de Mexico

Feb 22, 2013 - Three Weeks! (time truely can fly)

A Sunday drive to a small Mayo village resulted in us caught in this traffic jam on our return. The guide book said "a paved road". It neglected to tell you about the 26km of UNPAVED road through The Zona De Proteccion De Flora Y Fauna. Returning to Alamos from that adventure, we set off on another, The Alamos Car Show on the Plaza. Cars from Sonora and Sinaloa were assembled around the plaza by proud owners, stereos blared and much cerveza was consumed. The event was a family affair attended by the young and old and all ages in between. ...

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Dec 30, 2012 - Rain, Rain, Go Away

Given the distance we had to travel on Sunday we got a nice early start. We rolled out of Totonaka, San Carlos and back on the main toll road while it was still dark. After 45 minutes we hit the first toll booth and I could just see to make change. It started out as an overcast, but very pretty morning. Once it was light we recognized that we were driving adjacent to the main north-south railroad along Mexico’s west side, the Guadalajara - Nogales Ferrocarril. Before too long we noticed a good sized train heading north towards us. In...

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New Year, Old Mexico

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