22 August, 2020

When I was considering the move to México I came up with a plan. First, get someplace to live and use as a home-base for a little traveling. Second, travel around México and see this part of the continent. There were some thirds, fourths, and so on – but I want to discuss my idea to travel around México in this post.

In the mid-1960’s I visited Tijuana. I’ll say it wasn’t the most pleasant day trip, and was the reason I didn’t go back to México until I took a Méxican Riviera cruise for my Aunt’s 97th birthday in 2010. Puerto Vallarta was jungle and beautiful. The marina area of Cabo San Lucas was clean and sparkly. Mazatlán wasn’t like anyplace I’d been to in the USA! Ok, maybe I DID like México! So, I bought my timeshare in Mazatlán. After two years I bought my timeshare in Puerto Vallarta. Then I researched other places to go. Often my flight to/from Puerto Vallarta was routed through México City – pyramids in Teotihuacan are just an hour away! So I added a few days to my next Puerto Vallarta trip and went to Teotihuacan (I’ve been back a few more times too)! I’ve taken the bus a couple of times from Mazatlán to Puerto Vallarta – I can tell you that the ride through Nayarit is beautiful. I planned a guided tour to Guadalajara, and then when a hurricane was headed Mazatlán’s way, I skedaddled there on my own to check it out before the tour. The tour took me to Tlaquepaque, Tonalá, and Tequila as well. I’ve bussed to Durango for two days. I’ve even ridden El Chepé from Chihuahua to Los Mochis, with stops in Creel, Divisadero, El Fuerte, and Los Mochis. Las Barrancas del Cobre (Copper Canyon) is amazing! I spent June of 2019 in México City just wandering around and exploring. I’ve been to both Acapulco and Barra de Coyuca in Guerrero.

So my original plan of traveling around México included a trip down the Pacific Coast. It’s time for that to happen. My timeshare in Puerto Vallarta is booked for a week in mid-October. From there I’m going to Manzanillo for a few days. Then on to Zihuatanejo for a few more days. Another week in Acapulco, and then I’ll wrap things up with a few days in Puerto Escondido. Buses will get me from one place to another. I think Puerto Escondido will be far enough south, so I’m skipping Huatulco. Next will be the Yucatan, Campeche, Veracruz, and maybe Tampico. Then I’ll hit some of the interior towns. I fully intend on keeping that guy with the scythe so busy trying to find me that he gets dizzy and decides I’m too much trouble!

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