November 08, 2011 GMT - Panama City, Panama

7 November 2011

November 05, 2011 GMT - Panama City, Panama

2-8 November 2011

November 05, 2011 GMT - Boquete to Panama City, Panama

2 November 2011

November 05, 2011 GMT - Boquete, Panama

1 November 2011

November 01, 2011 GMT - Ciudad Neily to Boquete, Panama

31 October 2011

October 31, 2011 GMT - Quepos to Ciudad Neily, Costa Rica

30 October 2011

October 30, 2011 GMT - Quepos, Costa Rica

29 October 2011

October 30, 2011 GMT - Liberia to Quepos, Costa Rica

27 October 2011

October 30, 2011 GMT - Somoto to Liberia, Costa Rica

27 October 2011

October 30, 2011 GMT - San Salvador to Somoto, Necaragua

26 October 2011

October 26, 2011 GMT - Santa Ana to San Salvador, El Salvador

25 October 2011

October 24, 2011 GMT - Lake Atitln Mugging
I was leaving San Marcos after spending 2 relaxing days at Lake Atitlan. The road out of there is a steep climb. I was in first gear going around a sharp corner when three masked men jumped out of the...

October 24, 2011 GMT - San Cristobal to Chimalstenango, Guatemala

22 October 2011

October 24, 2011 GMT - Chimaltenango to Santa Ana, El Salvador

23 October 2011

October 22, 2011 GMT - Tonina, Mexico - Side Trip

21 October 2011

October 21, 2011 GMT - Tehuantepec to San Cristobal

20 October 2011

October 20, 2011 GMT - Oaxaca to Sto. Domingo Tehuantepec

19 October 2011

October 18, 2011 GMT - Oaxaca, Mexico Rest Day

18 October 2011

October 17, 2011 GMT - Puebla to Oaxaca, Mexico

17 October 2011

October 15, 2011 GMT - Guadalahara, Mexico

14 October 2011

October 14, 2011 GMT - Zacatecas to Guadalajara

13 October 2011

October 12, 2011 GMT - Durango to Zacatecas

12 October 2011

October 11, 2011 GMT - Los Mochis to Mazatlan

10 October 2011

October 07, 2011 GMT - Santa Rosalia to La Paz, BCS
6 October 2011 - San Rosalia to La Paz, BCS, a 344 mile day. Left at 08:10. Sunrise at 07:00 now that we're on Mountain Time. Stopped at the Hotel Serenidad, Mulege, BCS for a fine breakfast. Stayed here four...

October 07, 2011 GMT - La Paz to Topolobampo

7 October 2011

October 06, 2011 GMT - El Rosario to Santa Rosalia
5OCT11 - We departed El Rosario at 08:40 on our way to Santa Rosalia, B.C., Mexico. The temperature was 60 degrees but warmed to 83 crossing the desert. Stopped for lunch at Guerro Negro. Had a fantastic meal of abalone....

October 05, 2011 GMT - La Mesa, CA to El Rosario, B.C., Mexico

Left La Mesa, CA at 08:40 this morning (4OCT11) and crossed in to Mexico at Tecate at 09:30. Took forty-five minutes to get the paperwork, pay the fee at the bank and return to have the passport stamped. Stopped at Ensenada for lunch and then continued on to El Rosario where we stopped for the night at 17:00. Staying at the Turista Motel, on the south end of town. Clean room, nothing fancy and the motel has a restaurant attached.

A 288 mile day. Three rain squalls but not heavy enough to break out the rain gear.

On to Santa Rosalia tomorrow, a long day at 399 miles.

October 01, 2011 GMT - Reno to Adelanto, CA

The trip south begins!

October 01, 2011 GMT - Reno to Deadhorse

Starting the trip south!


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