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<div></div><div></div><div><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-oQsifv2R9NY/UbH0rADKDTI/AAAAAAAAAEA/I_rbF1xfiUQ/s1600/IMG_1532.JPG"><img border="0" height="240" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-oQsifv2R9NY/UbH0rADKDTI/AAAAAAAAAEA/I_rbF1xfiUQ/s320/IMG_1532.JPG" width="320"></a></div>A while back, we were approached by a friend who teaches Kindergarten.  He told his students about our journey and they were very curious about the fine details.  He sent us this list of questions, and it was so much fun to think about our responses to a group of 5-6 year olds. <br><br>When we finally finished our answers, we decided the answers may actually clear things up for most of the grown-up questions that we've received from friends and family so far.  It's become very clear to us that no one will truly comprehend what our life has been like on the road. <br><br><a href="http://www.ruinedadventures.com/2013/06/questions-from-kindergarteners.html#more">Read more »</a>

Questions from Kindergarteners

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A while back, we were approached by a friend who teaches Kindergarten.  He told his students about our journey and they were very curious about the fine details.  He sent…
<br><div><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-pwQZYqrergA/ToFX247WLRI/AAAAAAAAAG0/m8m5D3Wo0lk/s1600/DSCN0322.JPG"><img border="0" height="200" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-pwQZYqrergA/ToFX247WLRI/AAAAAAAAAG0/m8m5D3Wo0lk/s200/DSCN0322.JPG" width="150"></a></div><div><span>Once we started searching, it was amazing how many similar stories we discovered online.  We're obviously not the only folks who decided it would be fun to drive the Americas...</span></div><div><br></div><div>We have found so much inspiration through their stories. Facing their fears and leaving it all behind, they've found the courage to explore the darkest corners of the earth and find out what is waiting over the horizon. Against inconceivable odds, these individuals have designed the life of their dreams...and for that we salute them.</div><div><br></div><div>There are hundreds more out there.  If you don't see your adventure listed below, please add it in a comment.  Don't be sad if we left you out, it's obviously a HUGE list...We hope to see you on the road!<br><br></div><div><div><b>Here's an ongoing list of Pan-Am travelers currently on the road in 2012</b><br></div></div><a href="http://www.ruinedadventures.com/2012/09/fellow-travelers.html#more">Read more »</a>

Fellow Travelers

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Once we started searching, it was amazing how many similar stories we discovered online.  We're obviously not the only folks who decided it would be fun to drive the Americas……
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Our Wedding Day

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We’re married! Even though we had been engaged for a year, we didn’t actually decide where our wedding was going to be until about three months before the actual event.  …
Chances are, if you've spent any amount of time in Guanajuato, Mexico you've probably met our dear friend Fred.  You may not have realized it, and you probably don't even remember it, but I'm willing to bet you've bumped into him

Guanajuato Fred

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Chances are, if you’ve spent any amount of time in Guanajuato, Mexico you’ve probably met our dear friend Fred.  You may not have realized it, and you probably don’t even…
We arrived in Mazatlan early the next morning and spent about half a day exploring the city before heading south to San Blas, Nayarit.  It was nice to finally make it to mainland Mexico and switch from desert to lush coastline.San Blas was one of Bren...

First Taste of the Mainland

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We arrived in Mazatlan early the next morning and spent about half a day exploring the city before heading south to San Blas, Nayarit.  It was nice to finally make…
Maybe it'll be my job (Shannon) to bring the audience up to speed when we've had a lack of blog writing.  It's been a while so I'll have to thumb through some pictures and journal entries to remember it all.  Fellow travelers mentione...

Heading to the Mainland

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Maybe it’ll be my job (Shannon) to bring the audience up to speed when we’ve had a lack of blog writing.  It’s been a while so I’ll have to thumb…
After getting our fix of sand and sun, we decided our best bet for avoiding the Semana Santa crowds was to head inland.  We'd heard really good things about Loreto and it sounded right up our alley.While trying to find a place to camp we got lost ...

Gettin’ Raw On Baja

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After getting our fix of sand and sun, we decided our best bet for avoiding the Semana Santa crowds was to head inland.  We’d heard really good things about Loreto…
"Grade to Hell"On our way to Mulegé, we passed thru Santa Rosalia which has a unique history.  This place is very different from any other town you might see in Baja, thanks to a French company that built a copper mine in the 1800's.  ...

Bay of Conception?

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“Grade to Hell” On our way to Mulegé, we passed thru Santa Rosalia which has a unique history.  This place is very different from any other town you might see…
After relaxing in Laguna Ojo de Liebre for a couple days we headed inland through Southern Baja.  As the sun was quickly dropping beyond the horizon, we rounded a bend and approached the charming small town of San Ignacio.  A welcome sight on a desol...

San Ignacio, Baja Sur

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After relaxing in Laguna Ojo de Liebre for a couple days we headed inland through Southern Baja.  As the sun was quickly dropping beyond the horizon, we rounded a bend…
After 6 kilometers of slow paced driving across vast salt flats and hard-packed, corrugated sand roads, we finally reach Laguna Ojo de Liebre.  We idle up to the kiosk and pay the security guard 65 pesos ($5 US dollars) for our entrance fee, as Shanno...

Shifting gears in Baja Sur

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After 6 kilometers of slow paced driving across vast salt flats and hard-packed, corrugated sand roads, we finally reach Laguna Ojo de Liebre.  We idle up to the kiosk and…
Brenton is usually the one writing the blog updates, and that's fine with me, but I figure every now and then I'll throw in my two cents and let you know what I'm thinking about this epic adventure of ours. Our drive down the Pacific Coast...

Shannon’s Two Cents

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Brenton is usually the one writing the blog updates, and that's fine with me, but I figure every now and then I'll throw in my two cents and let you…
How we've been feeling latelyTechnically we were on the road, but we still felt completely unorganized and overpacked.  Thankfully, my brother cleared out his garage for us.  Finally ANOTHER chance to re-organize, de-clutter, do some work and get...

The Last Straw

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  How we’ve been feeling lately Technically we were on the road, but we still felt completely unorganized and overpacked.  Thankfully, my brother cleared out his garage for us.  Finally…

Watch that first step…

Holy smokes the past two weeks have been rough.  Roughly twelve months ago, we decided that we would hit the road approximately January 29th, 2012.  Oh, that's cute…well it's nice…
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Suspension Attention

WARNING:  this post will be long, boring, and possibly confusing…This is for the nerds out there that enjoy the vehicle specifics of trip preparation.  Proceed with caution. When I originally…

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