It’s been an interesting week for us.
Travel with Purpose.
Everyone warned us that 2 weeks home and we would be done…
Maybe the best weekend ever.
The culture shock continues.
Ahhh Portland, we have missed you.
Tomorrow we’re heading home. How very odd.
In the morning we head for san jose.
We continue south and start prep for our trip home.
Or at least a decision…
We take off and make the beach just fine. Apparently i’m now officially a mechanic (as long as nothing important is broken).
We finally decide its time to pull away from our hilltop hostel, coast downhill and see how far we can make it …
Sometimes things just fall into place…
A much needed rest with a great friend.
Working to assess the damage.
Our drive to the next nicaraguan beach has a few bumps in the road, and our plans change again.
We’ve come to a realization over the last few days.
Finally make our way to the end of the dirt road.
We finally drive south from las penitas and stop in Leon for supplies.
Our time in Nica has been spent slowly passing the days staring at the ocean.
We hit the road early and make it to the honduran border crossing.
We pull into tunco knowing that it’s a bit too busy for us, but needing to get online again and knowing we …
Our time in el zonte is a paradox between the tranquillo serenity onshore and the power constantly crashing just meters away offshore. …
We eventually learn that in this small bay there are many things that can be difficult to find.
Nothing but wind and waves in El Salvador.
its a bit slower than planes, trains and automobiles, but we make it work…
We pull out of the surf house and rattle down the sandy road.
sadly, the boards remain dusty and strapped to the roof of the bus.
We wake up with the vendors and get back on the road.
We successfully made our way back into guatemala, meaning we are no longer driving the roads of mexico (illegally).
We finally shake the dust off and get underway. Two more days working on the engine and seeking advice online and we …
The last few days have been spent mostly under the bus…but we’re getting closer.
We are finally reunited with the bus.
What would you do if money were no object?
We just passed our 20 day mark outside the bus since dropping it off at the mechanic.
Things are getting a bit out of control.
Our quick 4 day trip north to explore while our bus got a quick four day head retooling has turned out slightly …
We went into this week with a simple master plan. It was foolproof, except for all the ways we could see it …
Oh what a difference 50km makes…
We’ve begun (very slowly) moving south again.
We finally made it out of zipolite (but didn’t go far).
Okay, far from it.
We seem to be stuck in Zipolite, and it has nothing to do with the bus.
I often find it hard to update the blog when we are sitting still…
We are spending our days exploring the small coastal towns and beaches of Oaxaca….and loving it.
We had read that one of the much debated translations of Zipolite was “beach of the dead”. Sadly, today we found out …
Wow, time flies…
My attitude has improved dramatically from yesterday. Nothing a good night’s sleep and a day without driving cant cure.
We could simply caravan with Kent and Lynn forever but we wake up knowing that our desire to be on a pacific …