Humbled (Minatitlan, Veracruz, Mexico)

I am always so humbled and honored to meet the people we meet along the way.  It seems like around every bend in the road are more people waiting to welcome us into their lives and help us out in so many ways.

Esteban is a classic example.  We first met Esteban a few kilometers out of Minatitlan.  He and his friend, Ricardo, had gone out for a bike ride but Esteban’s tire had gone flat – the tube was shot and he couldn’t fix it.  He called his wife to come pick him up, while Ricardo escorted us into the city.

But a short distance from the hotel, Esteban appeared once again – on his other bike.  He had raced home, grabbed his other bike, and returned to help us get to the hotel.  But his graciousness didn’t end there.

Later that night, he came in his car (along with his wife and kids) to take us out and show up around.  The next day he popped in to the hotel to make sure all was well.

And this evening – he and his wife showed up with a big bowl of chicken soup for us!  Yum!!

I hope that someday, somehow, we are able to give back to humanity for all they have done for us!



The chicken soup was delicious!

The chicken soup was delicious!

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About Nancy Sathre-Vogel

After 21 years as a classroom teacher, Nancy Sathre-Vogel finally woke up and realized that life was too short to spend it all with other people's kids. She and her husband quit their jobs and, together with their twin sons, climbed aboard bicycles to see the world. They enjoyed four years cycling as a family - three of them riding from Alaska to Argentina and one exploring the USA and Mexico. Now they are back in Idaho, putting down roots, enjoying life at home, and living a different type of adventure. It's a fairly sure bet that you'll find her either writing on her computer or creating fantastical pieces with the beads she's collected all over the world.

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