Photo posts will be a regular thing. I need a place to
dump share all the photos that don’t make it into regular posts, plus they’re a bit more dynamic and colorful, and every blog needs that! (And my mom kindly requested more photos. A lot more.)
Let’s start at the beginning, shall we?
The view from our hotel in Playa Algodones, just outside of Guaymas.
Here’s one of those picturesque beaches you see on postcards and tourism advertisements.
Taking in the sunset with a Tecate and some fish tacos.
Sometimes the streets have no lane lines. I meant what I said when I told you the lanes are wherever your car fits.
Up in the mountains is the pueblo mágico of Álamos. Brick streets, old buildings, and a central square.
One of the great things about Spanish (and therefore colonial) architecture is that even dull buildings can have great interiors, and sometimes you get a glimpse of a private garden from the street.
Our first real night on the road, in a quiet little RV park on the edge of town. As you can see, it was very crowded. That will be a trend, since this is the off-season for camping in Mexico.
We got to break in the dining room. And the kitchen. And the living room and bedroom. They’re all the same thing, really. Quite cozy.
Stray dogs of every shape and size are everywhere. Dogs aren’t kept too often as pets here. They’re street animals. No one really pays them much attention, good or bad. They’re just there.
The graveyard in Álamos. I only wandered into the recent section. The older part was under maintenance and I didn’t feel like intruding to ask if I could look at their dead ancestors, but I bet there are some old headstones in there. The town was built in the 1600′s.
We shared the campground with this little cow. She wandered in from somewhere.
Every little village we’ve seen has had a small herd or two of cattle that wanders around the countryside to graze. We’ve seen a few vaqueros standing watch over some of them, t mostly they get to wander freely.
Horses, on the other hand, are usually tethered and moved around by hand during the day. They can run faster and farther, unlike a slow and steady herd of cattle.
Another roadside attraction. Not sure what to make of this one, though.
Our second stop was Huatabampito, or
sand hell the Land of Sand. Also very crowded.
But the Adventurewagen looks pretty cool chillin’ on the beach! It was born for this.
The next stop was also a beach. This one was called Las Glorias and was not as sandy at the campsites, but did have way too many mosquitoes. These two dogs kept me company on the beach though, and we met Bob from South Dakota who is stuck until the car part he ordered arrives from the states. He’s cheerful, though. I’ll write more about him soon.
Some tablecloths from the RV park restaurant were hanging up to dry and, more importantly, posing for my photo.
Somewhere around this timeframe, Daniel wanted to test out his camera on me and even out the score on how many pictures of who we have. I am a bit windblown from having the windows rolled down all day.
Everything bigger than a village has this sign posted somewhere around the exit. Have a good trip!