San Miguel de Allende


We left Teotihuacan and drove north to San Miguel for a few days. SMA is a ridiculously photogenic city—colorful people, colorful buildings, and an iconic church with a plaza out front that sucks everybody in. The lady running this machine saw the kids watching and quickly rolled a couple tortillas … Read More



Just on the edge of Pátzcuaro is a nice little hike to an overlook with a beautiful view of the lake and Isla Janitzio out in the middle. Back on the road after a few weeks in Pátzcuaro. It was right about here when our brakes went out again (by out, … Read More

Back to the Bus


That was a lot of travel just to get back to the bus. Probably should have just drove. The bus was just how we left it. I don’t know why we’d ever expect anything different. I don’t think we’ve ever left one of our vehicles/boats that we didn’t come back … Read More

Pyramids of Teotihuacan


Last time we were here we thought how much better it would be to arrive first thing in the morning. With our kids, getting up early is not a problem (though either is going to bed early), so we were out the door at seven-thirty to watch the ruins of … Read More

Retracing Our Path


Tie a plastic bin to a skateboard, insert child, and run through a grassy field—what could go wrong? Things got a little gnarly at sunset. Cholula was just a one night stop on our way back to Teotihuacan near Mexico City. We’re flying back to the States for a family … Read More



There is an old school style amusement park in the city, and who doesn’t love an amusement park. The kids had fun, and with an all-you-can-ride-pass for only seven bucks we weren’t complaining either. The only problem with the place is that the parking lot and surrounding roads were all closed—even … Read More



We made it through election weekend, despite the hardships placed on us by the Mexican government—namely, they wouldn’t allow any restaurants or stores to sell us beer. We tried to explain to the waiter at the restaurant we visited—the one with the entire back room dedicated to a playground—that it … Read More

A Big Rock


We hung out in Queretaro a couple of days longer than we would have expected. The city is not great, but it’s not half-bad either. The campground was really nothing more than a parking space at the Hotel Flamingo with our door opening up on the one stretch of lawn … Read More