Close Encounters of the Best Kind

I have to admit, after my experience during my Scuba refresher class, I was a little hesitant, oh, hell, a LOT hesitant, to go on an actual dive. Especially since I was going with a small group of strangers, because Jeff wasn’t joining me. In  fact, I  cancelled the first … Continue reading

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Finding a Cruising Community

When Jeff and I first hatched the idea of selling our house(s) and moving away from Georgia and onto a sailboat, one question we grappled with was how we would leave our friends and find a new community, especially since we planned to be on the move quite a bit. … Continue reading

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Marvelous Morelia

Originally, Jeff and I had planned that Guanajuato would be our last “destination” of our 4-month road trip before heading back to Puerto Vallarta and our home aboard El Gato in early October. But upon regular checks on the weather, we were dismayed to see that the temps in PV … Continue reading

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Oaxaca Highs and Lows

***As I was putting the finishing touches on this post,  the news broke that Mexico City and Puebla had been struck by a 7.1 mag. earthquake. Having just left Mexico City, and deciding that it was our favorite place in Mexico so far, we helplessly continue to watch the ongoing … Continue reading

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Paradise Found

Wow! We just experienced our very first earthquake!!! It was while we were sleeping. The first hint that something was off was that our dogs started whining and then barking, the neighborhood dogs, too, before we felt anything. Suddenly, our house shook, stuff rattled, the dogs freaked. And then it … Continue reading

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Moving on to Puebla

When Spanish school was over and done with, Jeff and I wasted no time moving on to our next destination, Puebla, Mexico. It was bittersweet saying adios to our friends, but we were brain-dead from six-weeks of nearly non-stop studying, and ready to explore more of this beautiful country that we … Continue reading

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Overtaxed in Taxco

It’s over.  Not what you’re thinking. School is over!!  And I don’t know when I’ve ever been so relieved, except for maybe that time on the Jerry Springer show when I got my DNA results back and found out I wasn’t Charles Manson’s child, but that’s anther story… If you recall, … Continue reading

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Spanish For Dummies

Last year, when Jeff and I decided to become Mexicans, we agreed that we would have to do more than just pay our money, prove our worth and spend a sizable amount of time standing in lines. No, that was all necesita, but there was one muy importante task needed to complete … Continue reading

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The Sea of Cortez, Part One

El Gato has just returned to Pacific Mexico from a three-month journey to the Sea of Cortez. We’ve heard about the Sea for a long time, but mainly when we began our cruising adventures in Mexico last year. So, was it all that?  Well, it’s hard to explain. It was sort-of … Continue reading

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