We crossed the Mexican border in Tijuana on Sunday, March 22. Ironically enough that day was also World Water Day and since Ben will be working as a water engineer in Guatemala, it couldn’t have been better planned. Is it just me or are the stars beginning to align for us? So, that gives us somewhere around 6 weeks to meander our way down to Guatemala.
After crossing we high-tailed it as far away from the border as we could, given all the warnings about border towns in Mexico these days, and made it as far as Catavina. In the middle of the desert (in a pretty barren RV park) is where we spent our first night in the ECamper.
our first camp site in the desert
The first few days we did a lot of driving -like 200-300 km a day- and saw a lot of cacti. When we did pass by other travelers, more than likely they were either a) from California or Oregon, b) driving a huge RV, or c) pulling their red-neck desert toys along with.
It doesn't get more macho than these!
It wasn’t until we reached the oasis town of San Ignacio that we finally felt like we belonged here in Baja. We found this cute little lagoon to camp beside at Los Petates RV Park and set up camp just in time to enjoy the sunset.
happy hour at the lagoon
The following day we took a 2-hour ride down a bumpy road to the Bahía San Ignacio where we went whale watching.
Gypsies at heart, we’ve packed up our Colfax Avenue apartment, left our jobs & said our goodbyes with hopes of making a difference in the lives of many as well as our own. Share in our adventure as we uproot ourselves from the mile high city & road trip through Mexico, on our way to a new home & new way of life in Guatemala. UPDATE: After 2 amazing years of living and loving in Latin America this family of three is learning the art of settling down in Charlotte, NC where we purchased our first fixer home. Stay turned to follow our adventures of a different sort - exploring another totally new culture (the South!) & DIYing the heck out of our home!
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Stops Along Our Way
USA Denver Las Vegas San Diego Chula Vista Los Angeles Nogales Tucson Phoenix Pagosa Springs Denver Memphis Nashville Asheville Charlotte
Baja, California Tijuana Ensenada Cataviña Bahía de Los Angeles Guerrero Negro San Ignacio Santa Rosalía Mulegé Bahía Concepcion Loreto La Paz Todos Santos Cabo San Lucas San Jose Del Cabo Cabo Pulma Los Barriles
Mexico Topolobompo Los Mochis Mazatlán San Blas Chacala Sayulita Puerto Vallarta Melaque Barra de Navidad Manzanillo Michoacán Coast Playa Azul Troncones Zihuatanejo Ixtapa Pie De La Cuesta Acapulco Pinotepa Nacional Puerto Escondido Oaxaca City Teotitlán del Valle San Bartolo Coyotepec Playa Azul Tehuantepec El Aguacero Tuxtla Gutiérrez Chiapa del Corzo Cañón Sumidero San Cristóbal de Las Casas San Juan Chemula San Lorenzo Zinacantán Cascadas El Chiflón Agua Azul Villahermosa Palenque Veracruz Xalapa Coatepec Puebla Cholula San Juan Teotihuacán Mexico City Querétaro San Miguel de Allende Guanajuato Guadalajara Tlaquepaque Tonolá Sayulita Mazatlán Guaymas Nogales Guatemala Huehuetenango Salcajá Totonicapan Quetzaltenango (Xela) Antigua Guatemala City Monterrico Sololá Lago Atitlán Panajachel San Marcos La Laguna Santa Cruz La Laguna San Juan La Laguna Santiago San Pedro La Laguna San Antonio Palopo Jaibalito Chichicastenango Coban Semuc Champey Flores Tikal Rio Dulce Livingston San Marcos Tejutla Puerto Barrios Ciudad Hildalgo Honduras Copan Ruinas Roatán Tela La Ceiba
El Salvador Playa El Tunco La Libertad San Salvador Suchitoto
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