Racing down the coast of Mexico
Trip Start Apr 28, 2009
112Trip End Mar 26, 2010
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We took Wesley in to see the mechanic and he is now running like new. We had a few leaks and some loose hoses that he fixed. It was great... we were able to communicate well and we weren’t taken advantage off! Of course he was the nicest, most helpful mechanic I’ve ever meet. It’s funny. Everyone’s so scared of what they don’t know so they assume the worst. "Everyone's going to rip you off, you can't communicate, watch out for the crooks!" However, once you’re in a situation like this all you have to do is approach them with open, honest hearts and they will return the favor. Life is good and people are good.
Devin is really getting used to the driving here! Of course it’s crazy and manic but it’s efficient! I’d say Devin drives about 70% of the time. He usually does the morning shift because I’m NOT a morning person then I finish off the last few hours of the day. Today, while I was driving, we drove into the biggest city we’ve been to yet…. OMG!! It was nerve wracking but so wonderful! I love the adventure and excitement of figuring it out! Speaking of driving, I was driving the other night when we went to camp on the beach and got stuck in the sand! I must say, I wouldn't have gone that far but Devin kept telling me it would be okay. Now usually he is right and his judgement in driving is impeccable but this time he was way off! Sure enough, we sank! So Devin and had to dig ourselves out, laughing the whole way!
The landscape is slowly changing. We started off in dry, desolate desert and now we are starting to see signs of the tropics. As I type, I can hear the first birds I’ve heard in days. Looking out the car window (as Devin drives next to me) I see a herd of cows crossing a dry river bed, Banyon trees (smaller then their Asian version), dry dirt, cacti and a purple, hazy sky as the sun sets. It’s quite a contrast.
And we just crossed the Topic of Cancer!!!! Yahoooooooo!!!!!
For any of you that are following this for practical information here are a few tidbits. So far we seem to be pretty safe and everyone has been very nice. Of course be smart and DON’T drive at night. Also, there seem to be tourist offices in most tourist towns. They will tell you where you can camp for free. And, the best thing ever, McDonalds has free WiFi! Devin and I aren’t usually fans of the silly McDonald Clown but we have been there everyday this week. Free WiFi in an air-conditioned place. Also, all the ones we have been to have been remodeled to look like a cheaper, trendy Starbucks. One even had computers of their own you could use for free… score!We are on our way to Mazatlan today and we will probably spend at least 2 nights there. We need a little R & R after the last few crazy days…..
It was been incredible hot, as we knew it would be. Today it was 39 Celsius. Not sure what that is in Fahrenheit.... I just know it's crazy hot!
We are on our way to Mazatlan today and we will probably spend at least 2 nights there. We need a little R & R after the last few crazy days of driving…..