January 2023- Chile After the fun of watching those penguins, we planned a ferry from Porvenir to Punta Arenas and then a drive on to Puerto Natales. This area of Chile is actually a bunch of disconnected islands and a lot of ocean water. So ferries are cheap and common transportation. Before we drove on … More A ferry to Patagonia- here we go!
December 2022 After a brief run through the edge of Uruguay we were back in Argentina to have a peaceful new year. We just have a few days left with our Korean/Latino son, Myungsu and we want to make the best of them. Swimming, nature and a big city for the fun. Our campsite offered … More America and Lincoln, Argentina
November/December 2022 We finally got everything cleaned up and packed up in the camper and truck. But the truly hard part was saying goodbye to our farm-family. These folks mean so much to us and took such great care of us. But we have a journey to complete here in South America. Leaving Dois Irmaos … More The Journey Begins Again
No visit to Ecuador would be complete without leaving the Andes and heading into the Amazon area. This hot, humid jungle is known world-wide for its variety of species, the life-changing ayahuasca experiences and even for the tribe that produces shrunken heads as a part of their ceremonies! But, fortunately we avoided much of … More Ecuador- Visiting the edge of the Amazon
We came back into Ecuador at the busy little Colombia/Ecuador crossing and quickly secured the necessary paperwork for the three of us and also the truck to stay 21 more days. This was the amount remaining on our original visa. If you want to know more about how that works, please send me a note. … More Ecuador- The volcanic Andes
We returned to Colombia, South America with a lot of luggage and a very tired dog. She was a trooper, but was really happy to be back in the familiar city of Bogota with her dear friend, Julian and his puppy, Catira. We took care of some business in the city before we picked … More Back to Colombia- again!
This city is in an ideal climate zone. It is surrounded by lush green mountains that send gentle breezes through. It blessed with a light afternoon rain almost daily and a torrential downpour occasionally. Although the valley can also become very warm, we found it to be pleasant during our time there. And there is … More Oaxaca City, Oaxaca.
After many days in small villages we had accumulated some dirty laundry. So we made a plan to pass through Uruapan and drop the laundry. Then we would go to Tzaracua Falls for an overnight. When we passed back through Uruapan we would grab the clean laundry and then spend a couple of nights in … More Cascada de la Tzaracua (the trashy waterfall) and Ocotal Parque
Some of the places we visit have been suggested by other travelers or by folks along the route. But the stop at Tolantango made our list several years ago. After seeing a story about these waters, we knew that we would need to go there when we were in the region. After our … More The amazing blue waters of Grutas Tolantango
One of the custom features we had developed in the truck cab is the back seat storage box. When we sold the bed of the truck, we also sold the back seat. (yes, there really was a person that wanted to buy our stock GMC rear seat!) With the back seat removed, we could have … More Backseat box OR the backseat goes to the dogs!