Update on our adventure

So a few things have happened in the past couple of weeks.

First of all, on May 2nd, we celebrated Toby’s 18th birthday! (Where does the time go?!) We started the day off with a beach visit where Toby got to surf a bit. Later, we hopped a bus to go to the movies. At bigger theaters, new release movies often have showings in English with subtitles. And it’s a cheap outing in Mexico – tickets for the four of us, popcorn and a bag of M&M’s all for less than $15!!!

Next new thing: we decided to move our boat to the other marina in Mazatlan, sadly leaving our resort environment. 🙁 We learned that the dock water wasn’t as potable as we’d been led to believe, and we never felt fully comfortable with how securely we were able to tie up at the slips there. SO, our boat is now more securely tied up at Marina Mazatlan where we will keep it through October.

Farewell sunset in El Cid

Another new thing: we’ve attended a local church for a couple of Sundays and are looking forward to getting more connected. They have many community centers around Mazatlan where they reach out to the neighborhoods with meals and more. In particular, they do an outreach each Wednesday to the community living at the dump, bringing lunches and hope. We haven’t been able to join in with one of these outings yet, but plan/hope to soon.

The newest thing: one reason we haven’t been able to do the above is that we decided on a trip to the states …. now! We rented a car Tuesday, had it for errands around Mazatlan Wednesday, then hit the road for CA Thursday! It’s been a long road trip, but, as I type this, we are recovering in a comfy hotel room in Milpitas! The timing has worked out perfectly for us to make it to a gathering at my brother’s to celebrate Mother’s Day AND his 50th bday! Apparently this month was one for milestone birthdays!

So for those of you in CA, we’re around for the next few weeks, splitting our time between Bangor, Davis and Bay Area. We look forward to seeing as many of you as we can, and if any of  you Bay Area folk have some floor space we can sleep on, let us know! 🙂

I’ll leave you with some pics from our drive up.

Common sight- bikes ridden on side of the road – even highways!
First meal in California. MMMM!

8 thoughts on “Update on our adventure”

  1. Yay! Welcome home! We’d love to see you and celebrate Toby’s bday too. We’ve got floor space, and even a sofa bed!

  2. Great news! Happy your boat is more secure and things are going well.

    Belated happy birthday Toby!

    We’d love to see you. Currently in Anaheim with family for Tinkerbell event. We have a Queen futon, a couch and floor space.

  3. I am a church friend of your parents. I’m so enjoying your blog and I appreciate your sharing your amazing experiences. Some have made me laugh and some almost cry. I laughed when I saw the photo of the race to In-n-Out. You are in my prayers.

  4. Thanks for the update. Thankful to see that my prayers for safety while driving through Mexico have been answered.
    I would love to offer you floorspace, your family, but my floor space is severely limited by having wonderful grandchildren around. 😄 I certainly hope to see you while you are here.

  5. Hi,
    We can give you a room and we have a queen size sofa bed you can use. It would be fun. I could pick up some twin sized air mattresses. We gave away our sleeping bags. But, you probably have those.
    We are having our last day of WBS. You can go with me.
    Let us know.

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