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Mar 18, 2020 - I Don't Want To But I Have To

Wednesday, March 18 dawned as a beautiful morning in Los Ayala. It would have been a perfect day for doing some early morning stretching while catching up on the news on Sirius XM, followed by a comfortable walk about town, maybe checking a little e-mail and Facebook with a nice granola breakfast, perhaps a dip in the pool, maybe a little afternoon reading on the beach for Jill and some Field of Dreams golf for yours truly. Sad to say, all of that was in the past for this season. What really happened was the 6:00 alarm echoed in our 90%...

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Feb 19, 2020 - El Fuerte, Sinaloa, Mexico - Day 3 - C.C.Tour

Today we left at 8:00 for the day's excursion. We lost our hills and had flat dessert again. We stopped at a very modern Walmart for a bathroom break. Along the freeway we saw many cows munching grass in the median with the farmers or cowboys looking after them. There were tunnels along the way that the cows could go through to get back across the freeway. We stopped for lunch at this very wealthy Spanish type home. It looked like a museum with huge pictures and chandeliers in many of the rooms. We could go into their bedrooms and use...

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Dec 20, 2019 - Bring On The Bruha

Friday was going to be our last full day of driving. If all went per plan, we’d be in Mazatlan this evening and on to Los Ayala by midday Saturday. After a restful night’s sleep at Marinaterra, we were up (perhaps a bit too early) at 5:00, I enjoyed the last of my cold pizza leftovers for breakfast and we were rolling out of San Carlos in the dark at 6:30. San Carlos is actually some dozen miles off the main “autopista” (tollway) so we had a dark drive through the Sonoran Desert to return to the main drag with the eastern horizon just...

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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!

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