Baja Peninsula Hurricane Odie

2015-06-05T11:28:34-07:00January 26th, 2015|Mexico|

Hurricane Odie, in September 2014, dominated the Baja Peninsula for 9 stormy days, during which time 92% were without power while dealing with widespread flooding, damage to homes and businesses and looting (martial law was [...]


2015-03-02T19:10:37-08:00January 25th, 2015|Mexico|

Cabo hadn't changed a lot since 2002.  Still a largely English speaking tourist town with a lot of time share hustle.  Also beautiful beaches, great restaurants and frolicking whales.  The beach is different, much more [...]

Ixtapa Bay Beach Fun

2017-09-14T09:49:09-07:00February 5th, 2012|Mexico|

Between my broken Spanish and his brokenEnglish we finally communicated the commands -when I was supposed to pull the release tolower the parasail for landing.Our motto:  "It's not a real vacation unless you sign a waiver!!"Massages [...]

Charming Ixtapa, Mexico

2017-09-14T09:49:09-07:00January 30th, 2012|Mexico|

Welcome flowers on the bed - a sweetMexican traditionOur waiter snapped this photo of us tryingto remember when we were last in Ixtapaand Zihuatanejo - about 5 years ago?Morning dip in the pool on our [...]

L-O-N-G Day of Dirt Biking

2017-09-14T09:49:26-07:00May 12th, 2010|Mexico|

So what do you think is a long day of dirt biking?  Four hours?  Six hours?  Try eight hours. 203 miles in one day and 242 miles the next! (Note the professional napping job by [...]

Saving the turtles in Mexico

2017-09-14T09:49:27-07:00March 28th, 2010|Mexico|

What a night! We took a late night stroll on the beach only to find baby sea turtles in the sand. The fish and wildlife had seeded the beach with turtle eggs to restore the [...]

Seeing Blue Whales

2017-09-14T09:49:27-07:00March 25th, 2010|Mexico|

This was thrilling to see...and hard to photograph. The blue whale is the largest mammal ever known to have lived. They can grow over 100 feet long (think of 3 school buses), and newborn calves [...]

Surfer dude

2017-09-14T09:49:27-07:00March 25th, 2010|Mexico|

Check out the surfing. Mike took lessons, and eventually caught 13 out of 15 waves in a row. Those were some gnarly 2 foot waves, man!

Yoga in Sayulita, Mexico

2017-09-14T09:49:27-07:00March 25th, 2010|Mexico|

Sayulita, a lovely seaside town north of Puerto Vallarta, was our home for a week for a yoga/surf retreat. We did yoga about 3 hours a day (can you believe that?) thanks to Via Yoga [...]