January 1 to January 4, 2009
January 1, 2009 - Parked at San Miguel de Allende, Guanjuato, Mexico
We've resisted the urge to add a blog to this website for years but it's finally time to scratch that itch. With a new year beginning we're going to begin sharing some of the interesting things we see and do as we pursue this wonderful lifestyle - traveling by RV.
If you're interested in our background you might want to take a look at this page.
We travel almost all of the time in our RV. Winters usually see us in Mexico, summers in the north or in Europe. We have a company, Rolling Homes Press, that publishes the books we research and write. There's more about this on the home page of this website.
Right now we're in Mexico. We're traveling and visiting locations throughout the country as we research a new edition of our Mexico book - Traveler's Guide to Mexican Camping. Our research will probably run through June, the book will be available in September of this year.
You can usually see a map of our current location, or at least where we've been fairly recently, by following the link at the upper right corner of this page.
We're going to add to this blog on a weekly basis when we have the time and something to say. That probably won't be every week. We'll publish them to the web once a week, or when we have Internet access.
January 4, 2009 - Parked at San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, México
We've been in San Miguel since December 22. This is one of our favorite places in Mexico to spend Christmas. There's always lots going on and it seems a bit more like Christmas when you're in the highlands instead of on the beach. No snow though, that would be going a bit too far!
The Christmas holidays in Mexico last quite a bit longer than up in the States or Canada. Christmas season activities begin with the Posadas on December 16 and run to Three Kings Day on January 6. There's a very good description of the traditional activities on this site: http://www.inside-mexico.com/featurenavidad.htm .
We're staying in a small RV park that is conveniently close to the center of San Miguel. It's the San Miguel RV Park, also known as the Weber Tennis Courts. This RV park is only suitable for smaller RVs but it's extremely popular. Over Christmas the park is full, in fact it's overfull with two extra rigs seviced only with electrical cords strung from the other sites.
Terri always says that we never cook our own meals when we're in San Miguel. That's because there are so many restaurants in this town that we can eat out every night and never go to the same place twice. There are restaurants with tables on patios under the stars, on the rooftop overlooking the Parroquia, or a basement with candles stuck in old Chianti bottles. And then there are the street vendors. Of course there's great Mexican food, but also Italian, French, and American.
We're leaving tomorrow, but we're not going far. Guanajuato, another of our favorites, is only 50 miles away.