A Quick Update

In 2010, we moved back to the small town in Colorado that I never stopped missing while we lived in Mexico. Now I sometimes miss Mexico, but I wouldn't travel as freely as we did when we were there, camping out in remote areas and so forth.

Mexico today is in a period of change, and in many ways it is more dangerous now. That said, I have plenty of American friends who still live there very happily, just taking a few more precautions than they did in the past.

Just to say!


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Archive for the ‘TRAVEL’ Category

Dec. 22, 2005 — Our motorhome’s clutch got fixed in a very Mexican way. Two mechanics and a helper turned up and had the clutch out within an hour. The disc needed replacing and they went into the nearest city to get a new Toyota part. While they were away, they re-machined the pressure plate. […]

Dec. 11, 2005 — Yesterday we left San Carlos in our RV, heading south down the coast. From our guidebook we’d picked out a nice campground as our destination: Mr. Moro RV park at a tiny beach town called Las Glorias. It would be about an hour off the highway, but we had come this […]

June 1, 2005 —  We left Zacatecas early. The map showed a long stretch of two-lane road but when we got to it, we were pleased to discover it was actually a two-lane road with shoulders a bit more than half a lane on either side. These are used in a way that astonished me […]

June 1, 2005 —  Saturday we got the motor home all packed and went around Bernal saying a few goodbyes and doing a little last-minute shopping. When we told one young man we know that we had received our FM-3 visas the day before, he said warmly, “Now you are from here.” It was a […]

June 2, 2005 — Our last day in Mexico was spent driving north through the state of Chihuahua. The roads were good and we continued our conversation about the various places we’d lived. We had sold our llama ranch after some years, and we chortled to remember how annoyed some of our friends and acquaintances […]

May 14, 2005 —  This afternoon, I went out for a ride with our friend Rob. He had an impulse to see some water, and I love lakes especially. We drove about 45 minutes from Bernal, through the very dry Mexican countryside. We’ve started getting just a little rain here lately, but the rainy season […]

Feb. 6, 2005 — Living for months on end with one’s spouse in a small metal box (motorhome) presents certain challenges. We’ve done it enough that we have things pretty well worked out. This trip presents a special challenge…. the computer, complete with internet connection. On purpose, we only brought one laptop to be sure […]

Feb. 4, 2005 — I asked Kelly for some notes on our solar setup on our motorhome, a 21-foot 1983 Toyota Dolphin, and he wrote: We enhanced the basic 12 volt DC system for our little motorhome by first adding two extra deep cycle 12 volt batteries (wired in parallel) to give us much more […]

January 2005. — We are meeting more Canadians than Americans on this trip. I asked one of the Canadians who has been all over Mexico for the past couple of months if he had noticed this trend too. He said yes. I wondered why, and he said bluntly, “Because Americans are scared ****less.” I was […]

December 2004. — As we got ready for this trip, we received a lot of jealous comments about what we were about to do. Often when people said, “I wish I could do that!” it was easy to read between the lines that they wished they were as wealthy as we must be. In terms […]

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