North America

Anything Goes at Playa Victoria

Feb 15, 2014No Comments

I waited on the boulevard in Mazatlan while LJ ran into a hotel.  It sat three stories high across from the beach, with a terrace

Valentine’s Day in Mazatlan

Feb 14, 2014Comments off

We stopped midday in Mazatlan for fuel and to use una cajero automatico (ATM).  We were feeling irritable after a poor night of sleep, a

Mexico’s Sonora State: Driving throug...

Feb 13, 20141 Comment

We entered Mexico through the Nogales border crossing in Arizona (where we filled up at $3.05 per gallon – the cheapest we’d seen yet).  Although

The Big, Bad Border: Crossing Into Mexico

Feb 13, 2014No Comments

Have you ever driven a car and had police lights turn on behind you? Do you know that adrenaline rush you get when you think

San Francisco Bay Nightmare

Feb 09, 20142 Comments

We arrived in San Francisco in the heart of a torrential downpour.  In sync with the traffic, the turbulent weather had gotten worse all morning. 

Pacific Coast Scenic Byway

Feb 09, 2014Comments off

LJ and I left Newport bright and early, freshly pressed Kicking Horse coffee in hand.  Under different circumstances the town was probably lovely, but with

Happy Endings at Hunter Creek

Feb 08, 20141 Comment

We’d been following Route 101 along the coast all morning and had stopped at a gas station in Gold Beach, Oregon to fill up.  The

A Crazy Day in the US Pacific Northwest

Feb 07, 2014Comments off

The first part of our drive down the US west coast was over, and we were safe and sound in Newport, OR.  It had taken

$646 For A Bunch of Tiny Pricks

Jan 21, 20142 Comments

There are just over two weeks left before our indefinite departure from the homeland.  Tonight, LJ leaves for camp for two weeks.  So, we are

Good Ale, Great Appies & God-awful Art...

Dec 18, 20131 Comment

We popped into Pike Place Market’s hidden gem, the Alibi Room, for a few drinks before dinner.  Located in Post Alley, across from Seattle’s famous