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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

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!

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!

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

Feb 13, 2012 - Mazatlan, Sinaloa

Départ pour Mazatlan. Quelques 70km sur une petite route serrée et tortueuse, par contre, lorsque nous prenons l’autoroute (1 ½ voies de chaque côté), ça va très bien et pas de montagnes. L'autoroute par contre est assez dispendieuse +- 60.00$,ça fait cher du Km , mais c'est mieux que les petites routes tortueuses et pleines de topes... Nous nous installons au San Bartelo au nord de la ville a un coin de rue du Pacifique. Un seul Québeçois,quelques B.C. surtout des Américains.Nous prenons un mois... Très bon choix de camping, grand...

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Mexique-2011-2012

Nov 11, 2011 - Mazatlan

Arrived there tonight. In Baja I just rode around alot. I met a family from Arizona that were renting a Condo for their extended family in this really fancy resort and they let me camp on their roof for free so I could take advantage of all the resort ammenities and beach access. I spent some time in La Paz and Todos Santos where I got to see baby turtles hatch and make for the sea. I did the loop to Cabo San Lucas but that entire area was too touristy, too ritzy for my taste. Met about 6 other bikers on the ferry back to the mainland with...

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Ken's adventure 2011

Jan 23, 2011 - Mexican Plans

Dear Family and Friends, We are still nibbling away at Mexico, the Pacific Ocean, and our own plans. Perhaps I should deal with the latter first. It is obvious to some of us that at many of life’s stages we have an infinite number of choices of what to do next. To make any sense of this difficult situation we all choose parameters and make our choices accordingly. As we sat and pondered our next moves on Chirpy, we chose, in no particular order, the adventure of travel, our enjoyment of (and mild addiction to) physical activity, and our...

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Chirpy Ventures

Dec 15, 2010 - Mazatlan, Mexico

We were up and at ‘em early this morning getting ready for our shore excursion at Mazatlan. We booked a Zip Line adventure, along with Tequila tasting and a bus tour of Mazatlan. The excursion group took us about 30 miles out of Mazatlan, where they outfitted us with harnesses, helmets and gloves in preparation for zip lining. Then they drove us up the mountain to the first platform. We zipped through 9 zip lines, all taking us down the Sierra Madre Mountains. Some were faster and higher than others. It was exhilarating, to say the least! I...

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Nov 28, 2010 - Mazatlan

Nachdem unsere Famulatur im Hospital Civil in Culiacan am Freitag geendet hat, hat unser Gastgeber Juan uns in seine Heimatstadt Mazatlan eingeladen. "Maza" ist eine nicht besonders schoene Stadt, liegt aber an einem wunderschoenen Strand und hat einige kleine Inseln vor der Kueste. Wir haben das Wochenende mit sightseeing verbracht, insgesamt wars ganz nett, wenn auch (wie leider fast immer) ein bisschen anstrengend, weil wir einfach immer andere Vorstellungen von Spass haben als unser Gastgeber. Aber es gibt dort wirklich ein Wahnsinnig...

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