Friday, November 29, 2013

Nov. 28

Arrived in Guanajato late afternoon. We missed the camping before the town so went trailer park Rayas. Well to get there is a nightmare trough tunnels and narrow and I mean narrow streets it is located right at the top of town, well the view is good and the nights  are cool. Today we visited Dolores Hidalgo and San Miguel, and enjoyed both. Back at the camper there is a swiss couple also headed south. Tomorrow we will explore Guanajuato.
Hugs to all.
Norbert and Greti
Grave of Jose Alfredo Jimenez Dolores Hidalgo

Guanajuato, wood supply for the restaurant
November 27' 2013

We spent a wonderful 6 days inn Lo de Marcos and as much as it is not enough, we must move on if we want to realize our dream. We had time to reconnect with our Lo de family, had Asado and Milanesa with Mabel and Alejandro, Norberts favourite vegetable soup with Ilsemarie and Guenter, and a very good lunch with Ginger and Doug.  Thank you  Isy for helping me with the painting and Jeanny who has whatever one could possibly need and is always willing to share. Also every day Happy Hour on the beach and hiked up to our lookout point on the hill.
Had some mechanical work done on the front wheels and I painted the Canadian flag on the front of the Van. We will miss all our friends here and wish them a happy winter in Mexico. From here we will drive to Guadalajara.

Hugs to all
Norbert and Greti

Thursday, November 21, 2013

We left Delicias at 8:30 am.  
First stretch we drove on the Quota " toll" but the libre was just as good so we switched over to the libre and left Chihuahua and in to Durango.  As we were driving I said to Norbert " if you see a Soriana store stop" we both knew there would be no store in this village. We rounded a bend and there was a big Soriana store, so we decided to spend the nite there.
On wednesday we wanted to take the periferico around Durango as we were warned that Durango is very dangrous.  but we got lost and ended up right in the centre of the old town in rush hour. After a few more wrong turns we made it to highway 45 west and were on our way. Again we took the Libre. The scenery is fantastic, but if you have to make time you should take the quota. It took us 10 hours to drive 370 km. but it was well worth it.  We are now in Acaponeta at a Pemex and will spend the nite here so we will be in Lo de Marcos tomorrow noon, can't wait to see my friends.
Big hug to all.
Norbert and Greti

Saying goodby to friends

Sunday, November 17, 2013


Today Sunday the 17th.
Having a good time with Gildardo and Marta, had "gorditas" for lunch,  very good and tasty, and attracted some curiosity from other "diners" as I did not understand the ingredients and Marta had to explain them to me so we had to tell we are from Canada and answer questions about our trip.
Then drove out to their cabana on a very rough road. Passed a Pecan orchard where the farmers were picking the nuts. Got encircled by a herd of cows. Then ended up with a flat tire and Gildardo had no jack in the car, so had to borrow one and Norbert got on the ground and had it fixed in no time.
Tomorrow we will visit Chihuahua and leave for Lo de Marcos on tuesday.
Til then Big Hug
Norbert and Greti
Preparing gorditas

Surrounded by dirty cows

Greetings from Greti.

Friday, November 15, 2013


We left Palm Springs monday the 11-11-13 and made it to Organ pipe cactus national monument.
The next day we crossed the border in to Mexico. We were the only people there and were done in  15 minutes, Norbert made friends with the Aduana so that took some time. At Pitiquito we also were the only ones. There and done in no time. As you can see Norbert now feels handycapt.
That day we drove un til Hermosillas and spent the nite parked at the Pemex. It was very hot and did not cool off at nite. Did see one single Motorhome heading south. Traveled hyghway 16 towards Chihuahua, what a beautiful route that is, very windy but the scenery is well worth it. Then on to Copper Canyon, we wanted to see it many times but never took the time so now our curiosity is satisfied. It was interesting to chat with the artisans, the Indigenous girls do have a hard life but seem very happy. It rained while we were there so we did not go down. We spent the nite parked at the Mirador. Today we drove to Delicias. En route we were behind a logging truck and the logs were only  secured by a chain. As we had a steep incline ahead of us I was happy Norbert could pass him before that.
Gildardo and Matha met us at Walmat and guided us to their home. After taking a wonderful shower we went out for dinner, and now have WiFi and can read our mail and connect with friends.
Hope everyone is well and til our next blog.
Norbert and Greti

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Arrive in Palm Springs

Arrived in Palm Springs Nov. 2nd. At 2:0 pm. Traffic was O.K. The only busy section was the Hwy. 210 but then that is always hairy. Gasoline prices varied from $ 3.09 in Oregon to $ 3.65 in California.  Saw a beautiful sunrise this morning, and a double wide mobile home being towed, only in America.
Now we are settled in our Palm Springs casa for a few days as Otto and Gudrun from Germany is visiting here on Nov. 5th. for a few days and then we will head south to Delicias to visit Hildarda and Martita and then to Lo De. And further south.
We will blog again when we start moving. Thank you for your mail.
Hugs and Saludos.
Norbert and Greti

Friday, November 1, 2013

Day one of Adventure

We left North Vancouver today at 7:30am. and it was raining and heavy traffic. Border crossing was tops 5 minutes no questions asked and here I was all prepared to explain about the big salami we had in the fridge. Traffic in Seattle and Portland was bumper to bumper, but non of that could dampen our spirit as this day will set the tone of the journey. Stopped at Cabelas in Springfield and Norbert spluged on a new backpack, 80 liters capacity so he can carry some of my stuff as well. We are parked at Wal-Mart for a good nite rest.

Hugs to all.
Norbert and Greti.