I hear music in my ears – and no, it’s not the music blaring from the political rally across the street. It’s the music of the road – the gentle hum of my tires rolling on the pavement, the annoying click in my pedals, the peaceful roar of waves on the white sand beach, he […]
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Magregor´s family is typical of most families here in Mexico. The family – Rafael, Magregor, Guadalupe, Carlos, Kevin Guadalupe cooks breakfast in their kitchen Magregor has a workshop for motorcycles. He works on them all morning. They eat their meals at the dining room table. The kids like to play with Playstation or watch movies […]
Our motorcycle friends did it again. Honestly, I don´t even know what to say. This morning Magregor came to pick us up at the hotel and take us to his house – and made us feel totally comfortable and at home. Every time we meet such wonderful people, I feel so grateful and humbled. People […]
We’ve developed a pretty healthy fear of long bridges over the past however-many months we’ve been traveling. Short bridges aren’t a problem, but those long ones… well, that’s different story. When we crossed the Columbia River from Oregon to Washington over a 4-mile-long bridge, we feared for our lives. The wind buffeted us […]
I never cease to be amazed at the diversity of landscape in this world. It seems like each and every day we find new discoveries around each bend in the road. Today was no different. We’ve been cycling through pretty dense jungle for a while now – but all of a sudden we entered into […]
“My bike!” Fer shouted as he looked around frantically. “My bike is gone!” The nine of us – four Vogels and five Lazos – had ridden down to the Paseo Dominical to meet the mayor. Every Sunday the main street in Villahermosa is closed to cars in an effort to encourage people to get out […]
We stayed with the Lazos for three nights. They lived in a gated community and had a pool, playstation, and an adorable Yorkshire Terrier named Gigi. I had also played on a pair of skyrunners and a waveboard. It was very, very hard to say bye.
Today we left the Lazo’s house. The people who lived there (Fer, Ricky, Alle, and their mom and dad) traveled with us for 30 kilometers. It was fun staying there.
We needed today. We had planned to leave early this morning, but ended up delaying our departure by a day – and it’s been perfect. The kids were invited to a birthday party at the pool, so they spent the afternoon splashing around. John and I hung out chatting with Jorge and Alejandra and working […]
“Vibora!” the worker called out as he motioned over to the bushes. “Snake!” We all jumped up from where we were taking a break under a tree and rushed over. Sure enough, there he was – an enormous boa constrictor in the wild. This guy was about 4 inches in diameter and about two meters […]
Who the heck are the Olmecs? Don’t worry – I hadn’t heard of them either. But then we walked into the La Venta Museum and found lots and lots of enormous heads and other carvings – all from the Olmec people who lived in this area about 2500 years ago. You know? They always say […]
I had forgotten how good lasagna is. I can’t even remember the last time we’ve had that wonderfully delicious food. Jorge and Alejandra have been following our journey for a while and, as soon as they found out we would be passing through Villahermosa, they invited us to stay with them. And what a treat […]
Ahhhhh… water! It feels so good! There’s something about a shower… Water, glorious water running down my body… dripping off my nose… I wish I could figure out a way to get a shower every day. Last night we found a great little spot to camp behind a restaurant. It was flat and soft. Our […]
Today while we were in a restaurant, a little chick got in, but it couldn’t get out. I saved it and brought it out to its mommy. It was a really cute chick. Then we left. The day was pretty uneventful except at the end when me and Davy went swimming in a river behind […]
Today it wasn’t supposed to rain, but guess what? It did. It was on and off rain showers. It was like someone was flipping a switch or something. The worst one was really bad. Rain pounded down. Lucky for us, we had an overpass to take shelter in. Running from the spray of the truck […]
Today was a first – the first time other cyclists actually had the patience to ride with us a whole day! We’ve met up with a number of cyclists on our journey, but they manage to stay with us for an hour or so before pushing on – we go way too slowly for […]
What are we doing now?
Nancy is an artist and metalsmith making wearable art from recycled metal and antique components.
John is busy either hiking or planning his next long-distance hike.
Davy is studying Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Boise State University.
Daryl is studying Computer Science and Software Engineering at University of Texas Dallas.