(No, you are NOT seeing things. The blog is back baby! We are over a year behind but that doesn’t matter. Memories are memories. We are catching up on the blog and the YouTube vlog and everything else too. Thanks for still following along!)
After the craaaazy drive out of Puerto Agua Verde, we needed to settle into a spot and take a break from dirt roads for the week, plus there is something called a J-O-B that needs to done Monday thru Friday.
We decided to stay at Hotel Mar y Arena for the week. They offer beach front parking in front of their restaurant/hotel.
As soon as we set up camp, the kids are in their bathing suits, making friends with other traveling kids and local kids.
Our bike rack… also known as our clothes dryer.
Dan setting up his “office” inside the restaurant which has walls covered with names and drawings from the memories made here, especially life long ones made by the patrons after seeing and touching gray whales in the lagoon out front.
If the weather is nice, we set up our outdoor table as a dining table, play table and homeschool table. We just have to move it around to follow our truck’s shadow.
Whenever Luka goes missing from sight, I know exactly where to find him… in Wandrly’s bus with legos in hand.
When the tide goes out, it really goes out!
Good thing Luka has flippers on. Haha.
Dan wanted to make a full tour of our Four Wheel Camper for his YouTube channel so I kicked everyone out and cleaned the place up a bit for the filming. If you are wondering where all of our “stuff” is, all of the stuff that doesn’t fit in the cabinets goes into the cab of the truck where we sit, mostly our clothes and outdoor stuff. And yes, we have to look at Yoda’s litter box all day and night. There is nowhere to hide that thing. It’s just how it goes when you squeeze this much in a little space, which I wouldn’t trade it for at the moment.
Dan dropping half the top down on the Four Wheel Camper in order to clean our solar panels off.
One of my favorite things about Baja so far are the random friendly dogs that choose to hang out with us.
The boys being similar in age flip flopping from loving each other to annoying each other.
The dads working at their outdoor offices.
I love meeting up with other travelers. Here’s a guy who’s name I cant remember who also drove down in a FWC.
Loving these sunsets.
And feeling lucky that we get to share our memories with friends.
When people ask me what one of favorite things we bought for this new truck camper set up is, I always tell them about this collapsible bucket. Haha. But I’m not joking. I love this thing and no one is paying to say it. It’s so handy for sand, laundry, dishes, and playing.
Hey! Who took my camera?!?!?!
Thanks for the rare blog photo of me, Ava. I exist!
One of the benefits of parking in front of this hotel, is that we don’t have to walk far for food.
Luka loves ordering “Arroz y frijole sin queso, por favor!” for himself.
This is where we had the best aguachile ever. Gahhhh. So good.
But we also spend our lunches together as a group looking for the best tacos in town. The cost of eating out here is so much lower than in the US that we take advantage of it at least once a day.
Back at the hotel, making friends with the owner’s kid.
During our stay here, our buddy Winter turned 6. His parents got permission to set up a party in one of the rooms adjacent to the restaurant.
Luka’s face in this photo. The. Best.
I think the little boy who lives here had a little crush on the girls. He kept bringing them little gifts like print outs that just begged for watercolors.
Then it was piñata time, of course!
Make it rain, Dan.
Just as the kids’ party came to a close, look who showed! Our buddy Chris and mastiff, Booby.
He’s not on vacation either. Everyone needs internet or wifi for their 9-5 jobs. But you know what? It’s the weekend now which means we can explore off grid. Wonder where we will end up?
Thanks for following along,