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Almost off the grid for a couple days


Sorry for not updating, we have been trying to catch up, and thought we would be able to at our current location (Yelapa, Mexico) but WiFi is down due to some weather issues earlier.  We just have T-Mobile roaming data, which isn’t much faster than old dialup modems.

We are off to snorkel today.  More updates when we get back to WiFi.

Picture is from yesterday while we were waiting for our water taxi.

Farewell Todos Santos, The Journey Continues

When Neeley and I started planning for our trip around the world, we wanted to start with something that was just sitting around at a beach and decompressing from our previous life. We chose Todos Santos because it looked like a good place to relax and chill. It has been and we’ve had a wonderful time staying here, going to the beach and sampling fish tacos. This past week we managed to hang out at the beach most of the time, but we also took time to  visit San Jose del Cabo, and also started planning the next stage of our trip. We also survived hurricane/tropical-storm Blanca as she passed through. Thankfully, she caused very little damage.

But our plan is to see the world, not just one town.  So we move on, heading out of Todos Santos onward to San Jose del Cabo tomorrow.

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Fifteen Hundred Miles

Fifteen hundred miles and we made it! We had a few hiccups along the way, but Neeley and I have just spent the past week decompressing and we are slowly acclimating to a different lifestyle.

While we finished prepping for our departure, we crashed at the home of our gracious friends, Frances and Jonathan, who live in Berkeley. The truck needed a bit of work – oil change, fluid flush, etc. We bought a spare five-gallon gas can and water can just in case of emergencies. Then we had to prep our laptops, put together first aid and medical supplies, and most importantly, catch up on sleep. The two weeks prior to moving out were non-stop and we were exhausted.

Randy's Donuts
Randy’s Donuts

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Farewell and New Beginnings

We said farewell to our house today.  This marks the beginning of our adventure, something that both excites us, and makes us nervous about the unknowns.

We’ve decided to embrace the unknown head-on, and accept the challenges as they come.

Today we are nomads.