Gettin’ the hair did…

December 1, 2010

Peluquerías are common all over Mexico, especially in the cities.  Upon arrival you’ll get to peruse some charts that are very helpful in aiding with your style decision.

Keeping it fresh...

The flat flat flat top caught my attention...

And these two look uncannily like my two brothers, sporting some amazing beard work...

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So long slime…

November 19, 2010

Our water bottles have taken to looking like aquariums in recent times.  Given the opportunity, we scrub them out the best we can, only to have the slime and mold return shortly after.  I’m happy to share we’ve found a solution that far surpasses our hands and sponges…

Notice the large brush, usually used for the insides of 5 gallon garrafons...

Her face is making the same expression ours do sometimes when looking into the bottoms of our bottles...

These girls were truly the greatest. After all the hard work of cleaning them out to the max they then filled them up with fresh clean water and sent us on our way, no charge...

The running man…

October 18, 2010

 

We first witnessed him in Zacatecas and he’s here again in Morelia.  With great character, he is seen on all major stop lights prompting folks to move across the intersection at a considerable speed.  At first he exhibits walking at a moderate pace, but as the seconds tick down he breaks into a run and then a frantic sprint.  Always amusing…

 

Running...

All out sprinting...

 

 

 

Step 1- Have a tiny spotted dog wander into your campsite in the morning and, upon witnessing her small frame and obvious rib cage, decide a day started with a bit of water and a stale tortilla would be a good idea...

Step 2- After spending a bit of time together, maybe or maybe not having gently rubbed her behind her little ears, have her attend to your every move as you pack up for the morning...

Step 3- Attempt to leave like it's no big thing...

Step 4- Get trailed. Try and convince yourself it is only the food she wants, not you, just the food, just the food...

Step 5- After about 5 kilometers, realize she means business and consider which of those winter clothes can be tossed to make room in your pannier...

*It was tough, but we eventually lost her around a bend way too far down the road.

A little over a week before blast off! Excitedly, I have my last day of work tomorrow and head to Portland right after. I am taking the train up there, a last little treat to watch the coast roll by. Vacations before vacations, it’s how we do. I will return on Monday, only to throw some stuff around the house I’ve been SO LUCKY!!! and extremely grateful to camp out at over these last few months. I will pack the belongings I would like to send back to NJ in my car, which my brother and his friend Jon will pick up and drive back…taking an aggressively planned two week adventure to do so. Well done boys. Then…then…then….oh my! Pedals southbound.

Bridgestone XO-2 meet other Bridgestone XO-2. Its amazing what you will find under some old black spray paint.

This day was just out of control. Man oh man do I love you kids so! And yes, swinging a hammer at a stump while slightly intoxicated is a great idea.

Just lovely.