What A Life


Sometimes I go through our pictures from the past few days and all I can think is, “What a life.” I mean, it’s not like it was an epic week, or anything like that, but it was just filled with so many fun moments. Day trips with VW shows and … Read More

From Maz to Sayulita


One last trip up to the lighthouse, and then it was time to say adios to Mazatlan. There seem to be more cats each time we go. Always well fed and watered by the locals that walk/run the path each day. We always come prepared as well. There are always … Read More

Carnaval in Mazatlan


We love Carnaval in Mazatlan. This is our third time being here. We missed one year when Ali’s sister decided to marry in February, but I’m not still mad at her, or holding a grudge, or anything. Lowe got us ready for the big day at his Hair Shop. We … Read More

Mazatlan Energy

Ali and Ouest had to go to Minnesota for a couple of days. The night of their return it was up to us boys to get the house cleaned up. Lowe took his job very seriously, wiping down every surface in the Airstream, including the hermit crab’s house. I always … Read More

The Other Side of the Wall

We spent a night in Laredo at a lakeside state park, before waking early and hitting the border just a few miles down the road. Nada que declarar—but that didn’t matter, they wanted to see us anyway. Fortunately, our check didn’t look like this. We opened up one cabinet door, … Read More

Sick Kid and Truck

Sort of a random week. We were hustling to leave Corpus by Thursday. Our new awning came in and was installed on Monday, but they ran into problems, so we had to bring it back out again on Tuesday. Not a big deal, but a bit of a pain in … Read More

Airstream Home Again

It’s been a pretty crazy month for weather in Portland. Snow the day we arrived. An ice storm. And more snow when we left. Kids, of course, find all the changes to be interesting and fun. Adults, not so much. This old Chevy has been sitting in this very spot … Read More

Puppies and Stingrays

After leaving Mazatlan we went to a nice little campground in Celestino just fifty miles or so to the north. A swimming pool, fun play areas for the kids, and a completely abandoned beach full of driftwood for fires. Talking with the owner he told us that we were the … Read More

Goodbye Mazatlan

The other day I took Ouest out on a little lunch date downtown. We hit our favorite taco stall at the market—a place we’ve been eating tacos together since she was three. We drank horchata, fed pigeons, and just strolled around. She makes a good date. There is always some … Read More

More Maz

Even we need to set aside “beach days” now and then. Well, not really, but occasionally we do have to take ourselves to a different beach than the one right outside our door. Down on the south end of the malecón there are always kite sellers. They make the kites … Read More

Stone Island

My mom was supposed to visit this week, but in a blunder that we are certain could only happen with this family, she thought the trip was for March 14th, not February 14th. We set up her visit, airlines, hotels, and all, so that’s partially to blame for the miscommunication. We waited … Read More


We’re winding up some things in preparation of leaving, yet we’re still finding fun things to do in Mazatlan. Every evening the kids hit the beach. They boogie board the “sand dunes”—the little hill of beach sand next door, and then hit the waves. The city park. We were happy—and … Read More