Posts Written OnNovember 2014

We’re currently in the United States celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends and it’s reminded us of just how many things we have to be thankful for. We’re extremely thankful for the many incredible experiences we had while living in Xcalak and to you our faithful readers for following along on our adventures. We’ve put together a little video recap of our time in Xcalak (both good and bad) to celebrate and we hope you enjoy both it and your weekend!

Deidre

We just spent 16 days in our car driving 4,000 miles through 2 countries and countless cities and states. There’s only so many times we can listen to our music on repeat, play the alphabet game or admire the view, pretty as it was. Which means I’ve had a lot of time to think about, and reflect upon, our time in Xcalak. Part of the appeal of house sitting is that we get to experience life in different places and it is helping us figure out where we might want to settle more long-term someday (maybe). One thing I thought…

Doganista

We have seen dogs in shirts all over the place in Mexico. Not shirts for dogs. People shirts. One dog we saw was wearing a rugby shirt, another a sweatshirt. This one looks like it’s more of a hand-me-down t-shirt, although who knows? I think sometimes people pay good money for strategically ripped clothing. I mean it is cold in the more mountainous parts of Mexico, but most of the time the dogs were dressed warmer (and better) than I was. I’ve decided to call these little fashion pups doganistas. Sometimes, Mexico? I think you are so incredibly weird. But…

So we’re in the middle of a VERY long road trip from Xcalak to Kansas City.  In between the massive amounts of driving, we are having a fantastic time exploring new parts of the country – parts that we cannot wait to tell you all about – and also we’ve managed to stop at a few old favorites as well. At the beginning of our trip we returned to Valladolid and toured the nearby ruins of Ek Balam  with some friends who had never been. Afterwards we headed to nearby Cenote X’Canche to cool off. One of the things I love about…

Adios Xcalak

I could have stayed in Xcalak forever. Well maybe not forever, but I could have stayed for a lot longer. While at times I felt the place might have been trying to kill me, it was remote and wild and weird and a completely new experience for us with constant challenges which is what we were looking for. Oh, and it just happened to be located in an absolutely breathtaking environment. But our wanderlust is just too great. There are so many places out there that we want to see and experience and so many things we want to do that…

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