JAN
23
2015

Death Spots

I went to the doctor yesterday. Dermatologists are doctors, right? She¬†pulled on her special x-ray goggles, looked at me, and asked without a hint of sarcasm, “Do you spend a lot of time in the sun?” “Umm, define a lot.” Yeah, I think it’s fair to
JAN
20
2015

Routine Days

It’s been a pretty quiet few days around here. We usually get out and do something in the morning, then hang around the bus in the afternoon before playing on the beach and swimming before dinnertime. The beach around here was slammed by a couple of hurricanes this summer,
JAN
15
2015

Llantera

A shark, Buzz Lightyear, Bob the Builder, and a cow walk into a bar… Bird feeder. Finally got that flat tire taken care of. Back in the States Travco owners go to all sorts of crazy lengths to replace the original wheels on these things. They are two-piece rims, and
JAN
12
2015

Neue Freunde

A couple of days ago a German family came rolling in and parked up next to us. Out of their VW rolled a girl and a boy, each just a few months younger than our own. This friendship did not take long to blossom. She was totally focused on picking up shells, and saw this wave too
JAN
09
2015

Mazatlan Tour Guides

This is the third or fourth time Ali’s parents have visited us in Mazatlan. On this visit Ali and I realized just how much this place feels like a hometown to us now. We have at least a dozen restaurants that we like. We’ve got the market for all our fruit, vegetable,
JAN
06
2015

Grands

Ali’s parents are in town for a few days and the kids are quite excited about it. Today we took them on the circuit. We started out with breakfast in the Olas Altas neighborhood, then walked around Old Town, fed the pigeons, and made our way back out to the ocean for some