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Arizona Loop Overview

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Arizona is wildly different from top to bottom, and east to west. For those who haven’t spent much time exploring the Grand Canyon State, it seems easy to sum up Arizona with the iconic canyon and a desert with Saguaro…
The very definition of a "room with a view"

A Less Touristy Side to Mexico

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Anyone who reads this blog regularly knows how totally IN LOVE we are with Mexico. Having just returned from a trip into the less touristed regions of Sonora, northern Sinaloa and Chihuahua states, our love affair has only increased. Stories…
After 500 days south of the border, we

Reunions, Regulations, and Repairs

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After 500 days south of the border, we’re baaack!Our last morning in Mexico dawned cold and wet, with heavy, chilly rain pounding the roof and turning the campsite into mud. As you can imagine, all I wanted to do…
Pacific Coast Highway Big Sur

Pacific Coast Highway – Monterey to LA

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This is the west coast mother-road, the one everyone talks about. On the 10th day of our Pacific Coast Road Trip, we got to the famous California Section of the Pacific Coast Highway from Monterey through LA.After an incredible…
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The Joy of a Mini~Adventure

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We have, quite simply, been really busy lately. Busy at work, busy at the house, busy with friends. Simply busy. While this keeps us, somewhat, out of trouble, it also means we have been able to indulge less often than…
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Mexico on My Mind

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Pinned to the wall of my cubicle I have a picture of a map of the world and the caption “Forgive me for not seeming all here, but my mind is ELSEWHERE”. While this may be true with great regularity,…
Yet another sunrise at San Felipe

Unwinding on the coast

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After all the driving around we’d been doing in the USA, followed by some off-road adventuring around the mountainous back roads of Baja. It was time to slow down and enjoy the beach again. There is very little to report…
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THE MYSTERIOUS FLIGHT OF THE MONARCH

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MONARCH BUTTERFIES IN THEIR WINTER HABITAT ON CERRO PELON, MEXICO.Butterflies feature in the carvings and friezes uncovered in the ancient Mesoamerican cities. Cultural myth honours them as a symbol of transformation. The Aztecs believed them to be the spirits…
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Traffic in Mexico

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We were finally relaxing on the beach on the coast south of Rosarito in Baja. We had nowhere to drive, no visas due to expire, no interstates to contend with, no schedule, no maps and no plan. We decided it…
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Back to the Beach….and Mexico!

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The waves sloshed onto the shore, as the sun warmed us. Having walked a couple of miles from camp down the beach, we stopped for a rest on a downed log, luxuriating in the absolute solitude. Not another soul disturbed…
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Mexico

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Our final morning in the USA was not off to a great start. “So. Have you seen the passports?”Well, the last time either of us remembered seeing them was two days earlier in a hotel room in San Luis…
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Motorcycling North America

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We’re gallivanting North America. It’s official. Our September trip down the Pacific Coast, November loop of Arizona, and the last two weeks spent in the Southwest have lead us here – to road maps, an atlas, and national park books……
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Massage Envy …..???

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I walked back to my desk much more relaxed than anytime in recent memory, having just enjoyed an all too brief chair massage courtesy of the company. It has been YEARS since Jim and I have properly indulged in massage.…
[Please scroll down for the English version]<br /><br /><div><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-P0h1O0G-lQg/VOgnZPxJX1I/AAAAAAAADaA/beUePT3s5Vs/s1600/blog-20150208-1245-DSC01269.JPG"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-P0h1O0G-lQg/VOgnZPxJX1I/AAAAAAAADaA/beUePT3s5Vs/s1600/blog-20150208-1245-DSC01269.JPG"/></a></div><br />[LV]<br />La Quemada bija tā vieta, kur beidzot ieraudzījām piramīdas. Beidzot. Neskatoties uz to, ka tās varbūt nebija pašas iespaidīgākās, pati par sevi vieta bija diezgan interesanta izstaigāšanai. Vecās pilsētas drupas vienmēr liekas tik interesantas, jo var padomāt par to kā tad viņi ir dzīvojuši un aizvadījuši savas ikdienas gaitas. Interesants arī liekas fakts, ka visas trepes ir ar lielām atstarpēm – interesants, jo vidējais Meksikānis vai pamat iedzīvotājs nav tas raženākais augumā. Šeit gan lomu varētu spēlēt fakts, ka tās ir daļa no aizsardzības sistēmas.<br /><br />Guadalajara bija mūsu nākošais pieturas punkts. Tā ir otra lielākā pilsēta Meksikā, ko gan pamanīt esot pilsētas centrā nevar, toties iebraukšana tajā paprasa laiciņu un tas laikam ir tas īstais rādītājs pēc kā jāskatās. Ar lielumu arī nāk fakts, ka visi apskates objekti nav vēsturiskajā centrā, vai precīzāk to centru ir vairāk nekā viens. Mēs, protams, to nezinājām, kā rezultātā esam daļu no šīs pilsētas kultūras arī palaiduši garām, tomēr teikt, ka par to pārdzīvojam nevar. Mēs bijām gatavi pamest betona džungļus un doties pretim dzīvei ārpus pilsētas. :)<br /><br />[EN]<br />La Quemada was the place where we finally saw our first pyramids. Despite the fact they were not the most impressive, the settlement itself was quite interesting to walk around. We did a bit of hiking around and explored ruins of the old city. We sometimes wonder how come stairs in these cities are so big, considering average Mexicans and Natives are not very tall people. I guess it has something to do with defence. :)<br /><br />Guadalajara was next on our list, the city is one of the largest in Mexico, to be precise, second most populous in Mexico. When you are in Downtown you don’t feel it as much, but driving into town take a fair bit of time. So, yes, it was big. :) Apparently with the size comes also the fact that only place that is worth visiting isn’t historic centre, we didn’t know that, but that’s fine, as we were ready to head out of big city and enjoy our downtime in countryside. :)<br /><div><br /></div><div><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-GSeyeY7BlVk/VOgnjU0DUHI/AAAAAAAADaI/Qdu0J29GNi8/s1600/blog-20150208-1130-DSC01224.JPG"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-GSeyeY7BlVk/VOgnjU0DUHI/AAAAAAAADaI/Qdu0J29GNi8/s1600/blog-20150208-1130-DSC01224.JPG"/></a></div><div><br /></div><div><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-23GXnsn6hX4/VOgnnxfjIBI/AAAAAAAADaY/4D_hlNbWyTE/s1600/blog-20150208-1115-DSC01201.JPG"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-23GXnsn6hX4/VOgnnxfjIBI/AAAAAAAADaY/4D_hlNbWyTE/s1600/blog-20150208-1115-DSC01201.JPG"/></a></div><div><br /></div><div><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-E1jr6jdareM/VOgnscYXT7I/AAAAAAAADag/4xu_YaNRhLo/s1600/blog-20150208-1110-DSC00706.JPG"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-E1jr6jdareM/VOgnscYXT7I/AAAAAAAADag/4xu_YaNRhLo/s1600/blog-20150208-1110-DSC00706.JPG"/></a></div><br /><div><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Z9XFyzYZEX4/VOgo--EacPI/AAAAAAAADas/9dzY6U9l1e4/s1600/blog-20150209-1116-DSC01278.JPG"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Z9XFyzYZEX4/VOgo--EacPI/AAAAAAAADas/9dzY6U9l1e4/s1600/blog-20150209-1116-DSC01278.JPG"/></a></div>[LV] Manuprāt, kolu vajadzētu atzīt par oficiālo Meksikas simbolu, šeit ir iespējams nopirkt visa veidu tilpumus, kādus cilvēks var iedomāties. 500ml, 600ml, 1L, 1.25L, 1.5L, 2L, 3L un noteikti vēl desmit dažādus kurus nepieminēju. Jā aizmirsu pieminēt, 2L un vēl citus tilpumus var dabūt arī stikla traukā – tas cienītājiem. :)<br /><br />[EN] I think Coke should be come national symbol of Mexico, you can get any size you can imagine in this country. 500ml, 600ml, 1L, 1.25L, 1.5L, 2L, 3L and certainly 10 other sizes that I didn’t mention. As well as 2L and other ones can be purchased in glass bottles – cool stuff. :)<br /><div><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-_9aM9zNexAI/VOgse6u5GhI/AAAAAAAADbA/HL5Mdtsst10/s1600/blog-20150209-1139-DSC01298.JPG"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-_9aM9zNexAI/VOgse6u5GhI/AAAAAAAADbA/HL5Mdtsst10/s1600/blog-20150209-1139-DSC01298.JPG"/></a></div><br /><div><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-JEgzzfX-ACQ/VOgsdiPIK0I/AAAAAAAADa4/s0pCQ5LSwyc/s1600/blog-20150209-1141-DSC01305.JPG"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-JEgzzfX-ACQ/VOgsdiPIK0I/AAAAAAAADa4/s0pCQ5LSwyc/s1600/blog-20150209-1141-DSC01305.JPG"/></a></div><br /><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-vSHzY721U2s/VOgsfdLFDhI/AAAAAAAADbE/vfFvYvXJUjc/s1600/blog-20150209-1149-DSC01317.JPG"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-vSHzY721U2s/VOgsfdLFDhI/AAAAAAAADbE/vfFvYvXJUjc/s1600/blog-20150209-1149-DSC01317.JPG"/></a></td></tr><tr><td>[LV] Drošība pirmajā vietā! | [EN] Safety first! :)</td></tr></tbody></table><div><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Ko96vxTEpLg/VOgsgZehrDI/AAAAAAAADbQ/eP56FUvPUyg/s1600/blog-20150209-1214-DSC01325.JPG"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Ko96vxTEpLg/VOgsgZehrDI/AAAAAAAADbQ/eP56FUvPUyg/s1600/blog-20150209-1214-DSC01325.JPG"/></a></div><br /><div><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-fIltlMnhaa0/VOgsiNfqFPI/AAAAAAAADbY/3Lj2gEduY7k/s1600/blog-20150209-1256-DSC01361.JPG"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-fIltlMnhaa0/VOgsiNfqFPI/AAAAAAAADbY/3Lj2gEduY7k/s1600/blog-20150209-1256-DSC01361.JPG"/></a></div><br /><div><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-OZu3JQVw7MQ/VOgsi_Ko-DI/AAAAAAAADbg/bBvctwjtqcA/s1600/blog-20150209-1410-DSC01371.JPG"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-OZu3JQVw7MQ/VOgsi_Ko-DI/AAAAAAAADbg/bBvctwjtqcA/s1600/blog-20150209-1410-DSC01371.JPG"/></a></div><br /><div><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Zy7j22_0iqI/VOgskHCPs7I/AAAAAAAADbo/K-RP1-auLZ8/s1600/blog-20150209-1414-DSC01379.JPG"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Zy7j22_0iqI/VOgskHCPs7I/AAAAAAAADbo/K-RP1-auLZ8/s1600/blog-20150209-1414-DSC01379.JPG"/></a></div><br /><div><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-HVNkBH4SL6Y/VOgslZT8jGI/AAAAAAAADbw/jbdcd7SzIBI/s1600/blog-20150209-1432-DSC01389.JPG"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-HVNkBH4SL6Y/VOgslZT8jGI/AAAAAAAADbw/jbdcd7SzIBI/s1600/blog-20150209-1432-DSC01389.JPG"/></a></div><br /><div><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-woWk9qBAPKo/VOgsmsY3LjI/AAAAAAAADb4/7_kQvrM5XUg/s1600/blog-20150209-1523-DSC01423.JPG"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-woWk9qBAPKo/VOgsmsY3LjI/AAAAAAAADb4/7_kQvrM5XUg/s1600/blog-20150209-1523-DSC01423.JPG"/></a></div>[LV] Skvēri – vieta, kurā vienmēr ir dzīvība. Liekas, ka profesija skvērā sēdētājs arī ir reāla, jo šeit var redzēt tādus, kas tikai mācās – tie, kuriem ap 40-50 un, tad īstus profesionāļus – večukus gados. Ja jums ir iespēja, pasēdēt un pavērot cilvēkus skvēros ir tiešām interesanta nodarbe. :)<br /><br />[EN] Square – the place that is always alive in Mexico. I think there might even be a profession, square sitter. Juniors of this profession are in their 40s and 50s, and real professionals are older guys and you can certainly see that dynamic. If you have a time – sit down in square and watch people around, it’s quite interesting. :)<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/izaicinajums/~4/JoF8_40Q2jw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

La Quemada & Guadalajara

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[Please scroll down for the English version][LV] La Quemada bija tā vieta, kur beidzot ieraudzījām piramīdas. Beidzot. Neskatoties uz to, ka tās varbūt nebija pašas iespaidīgākās, pati par sevi vieta bija diezgan interesanta izstaigāšanai. Vecās pilsētas drupas vienmēr liekas…

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