I'm back in the Kootenays. April finds me back working in the Kootenays after a great winter spent driving and flying back and forth between BC, Alberta and Mexico. I packed up my Xterra and spent a month driving to Acapulco just after Christmas, returning to work in Alberta for the month of February. March found me at a pulpmill shutdown in Castlegar and then I returned to Acapulco and drove with my daughter to Veracruz, where my Xterra still remains. As I type, I worked an 8 hour shift at Teck Metals in the acid plant this morning and am now doing another 8 hours at the Hugh Keenleyside dam this afternoon. Life is good. I don't know what to expect in May but I have concluded I need to go back to Veracruz by July to pick up my Xterra and get it out of Mexico. I have been warned that it becomes the property of the Mexican government if it isn't out of the country by July 4th!
|Leaving the north country|
|San Francisco Waterfront|
|Saguaro Cacti in northern Mexico (Sonora)|
|I named my buen caballo (good horse) "Rosanthe" after Cervantes faithful steed in the Spanish novel about Don Xixote.|
PS. Those are my favourite flower Bougainvillea.
|Boats in Mazatlan|
|Agave Plants for making tequila|
|Juanajuato - Don Quixote|
|Mi buen caballo (on the beaches of Oregon)|
|Mi buen caballo getting a bath in Dolores Hidalgo, north of Mexico City.|
|A Sonoran Hotspring in northern Mexico|
|Sonoran Landscape - Beautiful (Just north of Nacozari)|
|The old Mexican City of Alamos|
|Just north of Mazatlán (23°26′N 110°15′W)|
|A must see - Guanajuato|
A UN Heritage sight. The streets run in "worm holes" or tunnels under the city. I stayed two extra nights here.
|My hero - Don Quizote|
|Good ol Nacozari de Garcia , Sonora|
|These pics are from my one (and only) night in a Mexican "Hotel"...|
|Mexican Jumping Beans in Alamos|