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Pause Update No. 5: Big Announcement

Pause Update No. 5: Big Announcement

Posted from Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico. One of my new favorite quotes:  “Don’t judge my path if you haven’t walked my journey.” (Anonymous) If you’ve been following our website, you already know that I have been having considerable issues with my ankle (stemming from...
Oaxaca: Reunited!

Oaxaca: Reunited!

Posted from Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico. The reunion you’ve all been waiting for… On Saturday, October 20, Erik and Apollo arrived in Oaxaca, along with our friend Chuck.  They left on the previous Tuesday afternoon, making it to Pharr, Texas, early Wednesday...
Photo Essay No. 3

Photo Essay No. 3

Posted from Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico. As Erik and Apollo prepare to head back down to Oaxaca to hang out with Pepe for a few months, we thought we’d share some more up-close-and-personal photos from our trip this year. Also for your information, we’ve updated our...
Pause Update No. 4: El Grito

Pause Update No. 4: El Grito

Posted from Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico. To view photos from the Independence Day celebration, click here. I realize that lately our updates are becoming less and less frequent.  I guess the main reason for that is… we don’t want to “bother” (for lack of a better...
Pause Update No. 4 Photos

Pause Update No. 4 Photos

Posted from Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico. As I said in the post (click here to read), photos from parades can usually be kind of… boring.  But some of the things in this parade were things I usually don’t see close up – nor are things I’m comfortable taking pictures of....
Pause Update No. 3: Erik in the Black Hills

Pause Update No. 3: Erik in the Black Hills

Posted from Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico.   Sporting my new brace and cane at Badlands National Park As promised, the VA has provided me with a custom-made leg brace. The name brand of the brace is Arizona Brace.  And yes, the company resides in Arizona.  The brace is...
Oaxaca: Guelaguetza

Oaxaca: Guelaguetza

Posted from Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico. Con Los Brazos Abiertos [There is a video at the end of this post and click here to see the separate post with my photos.] When Erik and I first arrived in Oaxaca at the end of March, in was Party Central – Semana Santa (the...
Oaxaca: Guelaguetza Photos

Oaxaca: Guelaguetza Photos

Posted from Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico. Here are some photos from my time visiting the multitude of performances and activities surrounding the Guelaguetza in Oaxaca.  What an incredible and beautiful spectacle! Hopefully we will find our way back in the future so that...
Return to Guatemala

Return to Guatemala

Posted from Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico.   Hi, Everyone!  Sorry for the delay in posts lately.  It’s been a relatively hectic month.  After two weeks in a temporary apartment, today I moved to a different apartment in Oaxaca, where I will remain until Erik arrives...
Return to Guatemala – Photos

Return to Guatemala – Photos

Posted from Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico. Here are some photos from my return visit to Guatemala.  While it’s true that Erik and I had already visited some of these places and posted photos from there, it’s nice to revisit things, right?  Actually, most of these shots are...
Pause Update No. 2: Minnesota and Oaxaca

Pause Update No. 2: Minnesota and Oaxaca

Posted from Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico. After having met with the orthopedic surgeons at the VAMC (after lengthy delays and still more to come), Erik is now aware of the surgical and nonsurgical options regarding his unique ankle situation.  (If you need to get caught up...
¡Perros!

¡Perros!

Posted from Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico. With Erik in the U.S. meeting with doctors and Joe currently exploring the various public transportation systems of Guatemala, we seem to have stumbled into a drought with our posts.  Therefore, we hired out for this one.   Today we...
Mexico City

Mexico City

Posted from Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico. After three somewhat traumatic weeks in Puebla (let’s just say that my “friend” in Puebla is no longer my friend and I’m very grateful the whole ugly situation is behind me), I had the amazing good fortune of being...
La Comida de Puebla

La Comida de Puebla

Posted from Puebla, Puebla, Mexico. The Food of Puebla Let me start off by (re)affirming that I like food, I like to cook, and I really like to eat.  And because I am on this trip, I feel some of you may be interested in some of the fun foods of the areas we are...
Pause Update No. 1: Puebla and HQ

Pause Update No. 1: Puebla and HQ

Posted from Puebla, Puebla, Mexico. The Best Laid Plans…. Click here to go to the accompanying photo post. Here’s a little update for everyone wondering what these two now-stationary globe-trekkers are up to. Erik had a wonderfully productive few days at HQ...
One Year Anniversary!

One Year Anniversary!

Posted from Puebla, Puebla, Mexico. Happy Anniversary to Us!   (Yes, the very definition of self-congratulatory) It’s hard to believe that one year ago today we hit the road (check out our counter on the right!), and it has been even longer than that since we’ve been...

Big Announcement

Posted from Puebla, Puebla, Mexico. Hitting the Pause Button So… we are just a few days away from our One Year Anniversary of being on the road.  It should be a time for celebration, but sometimes life doesn’t always work out the way we expect. We’ve been alluding to...
Yucatan, Mexico Help Exchange

Yucatan, Mexico Help Exchange

Posted from Isla Aguada, Campeche, Mexico. On Friday, May 11 we arrived at a ranch in the northern Yucatan Peninsula for another Help Exchange stay.  It’s been almost five months since our last HelpX stint (click on the Help Exchange category on the right side of your...
La música de Oaxaca

La música de Oaxaca

Posted from Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. The music of Oaxaca If you make it to the end of this post, there is a video!! Our original plan (many months ago) was to spend two weeks in Oaxaca.  Then one day while looking at the calendar, we realized that there were several...