Moments in San Carlos
Mexico, country number fifty something.
After a surprisingly smooth border crossing/car importing, spending a night in a city in the middle of vast parched spaces covered in no less than gazillions of cacti, we found escape in San Carlos. Escape is the right word after days of driving through the parched lands on the US side, few questionable motels, one of which had the dirtiest carpet I have ever experienced, and just general blah-ness. The blue color of the Sea of Cortez kissing the white sands spread around us was enough to help us overlook the rather uninspiring reality of the place – a retirement escape for frozen Americans and Canadians.
A hotel right on the beach, away from the busy areas, super comfy beds, pool just outside of the balcony door, deal on the cost and an unseasonably warm weather forced us to stop and pamper for a few days.
We are people too ;)
Now, to the important bit.
I see, there are still enough of you sticking around while I am down on my writing. Humbling. I hope to one day be able to repay your quiet and unwavering support and belief in me. Not likely, but let’s be optimistic about it. So, here is the scoop – make sure you write down your email when you post a comment on this post and if one day I write a book, make a movie, become incredibly successful at something, I may very well not forget and repay you for not leaving me when I was a useless blogger. Deal?
On the other hand, the cushy life might just exhaust me completely…
I worry when you aren’t heard from for a long time. I’m vicariously traveling with you. And, I was curious, didn’t you ever encounter bedbugs? Thanks for sharing your life.
Thank you, Cheryl!
Luckily, we have never encountered bedbugs, even though we are traveling low budget and have been to a lot of places that one would expect to find them. I hope our luck continues.
Vamos a la playa! Gorgeous beaches, sparkling pool, & what a bed! Why pass that up? Even budget travelers have to recharge – especially at a good rate.
And we’d absolutely love a copy of your book/movie/documentary, etc, we’ll be here when it comes out :)
I do hope that you’ll make a movie someday! I would watch it just for the pictures :)
Love your blog, and have been following you for a long time – you inspired us to break free and travel the world with our kids as well! I admire your pace of travel! We plan to travel so much slower, staying 6 to 12 months in one place, exploring the surrounding countries if possible. Even with this pace, I find it hard to get time to write. The kids are all-consuming, but thats whats fun :)
Travel on, and write when you have time! We’ll still follow your adventures!
You already know I’m always here!
Congrats on the three year mark :)
I will still be here in how ever many years time when you are rich and famous and travelling the talk show circuit detailing your travels to the masses.
Your journey has opened my eyes to so many possibilities in life.
I don’t care how often you blog. I am just grateful that you do.
Sending you all the blessings in the world. Keep on travelling.
Reisende Familie, thank you. Are you off yet? What are your plans? If I can be of help somehow, dont hesitate to write to me.
Nina! Love you.
Felicity, with the very real possibility of getting sick of myself, I am going to say it again – thank you. No. Thank you! x
Spectacular photos, as always :-)
I can’t believe you are still travelling three years later. Enjoy South America!
I wish we were going to South America, but unfortunately reality is catching up to us and we will have to skip it. But hopefully we will do most of Central America.
I love your writing style ! So relate-able. My husband and I travel with our 4 kids ! 7,6,2 and 3 months. Not full time but we are working on it. I would like to start a travel blog but feel kind of skiddish about it. Like, I won’t keep up, I don’t know how, I’ll give too much or too little info. But I am itching to start it, lots of people encourage me to. Any advice ? …..p.s. still waiting on the next post about Mexico ;)
Latrice, travel does not have to be full time to be great. Just go with the flow and see what works for your family.
As far as a travel blog, I am probably the last one to give out advice, but I say just go for it. At least give it a try. What is the worst that could happen ;)
Mexico posts coming up. I am in the process of doing one right now.
Just wanted to give you more kudos for your snaps and blabs. Your photos are terrific and your writing style is entertaining. I came upon your site by accident a few months ago and enjoy following your nomadic life. You all are thriving on adventure!
Thank you, Joyce. I hope you stick around.
Dude. We are waiting for you to open up your backpackers hostel with an impossibly gorgeous view and insanely welcoming hospitality. Then we are DESCENDING on you. In multitudes ;)
Dude, you can descend on us any time we are stationary. Please don’t wait until we have a hostel, cause that will probably never happen ;)
I also hope you write a book someday and I will be here too, following along and vicariously traveling with you. Hope to share a meal and some stories someday, somewhere. Until then, occasional blogging is better than none at all! We take what we can get. It’s great that you are doing more living than blogging. Thanks for taking us alone. Cheers, Rebecca
Thank you for the inspiration. I am eagerly devouring all your articles about Mexico since we’ll travel there next winter with our kids.
Do you happen to remember the name of that nice hotel in San Carlos?