Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Mexico via a road trip

Tom Cochrane's song Life is a Highway suits our lifestyle so well; just look at the opening of this great song.

 Life's like a road that you travel on
When there's one day here and the next day gone
Sometimes you bend and sometimes you stand
Sometimes you turn your back to the wind
There's a world outside every darkened door
Where blues won't haunt you anymore
Where the brave are free and lovers soar
Come ride with me to the distant shore

We just love it! And live it to an extent more than most people we know. There's too much out there to see and do to let it just all slip away because of if onlys or what ifs or I wish I hads - we try not to live that way; we try to live our life with plans and determinations to do what we want to do, when we can do it.

Once again we are heading out and away from the snow on BC's west coast to the warmer drier climates of Mexico. It's funny that the expression is Snowbirds - to us this expression means someone who is seeking the snow not trying to escape it - we prefer to think of ourselves a Sunbirds - those seeking the sun! So as sun seekers we are running away once again from the cold wet BC winter.

We had many years of pleasure at our home in Playa del Carmen but this year takes us on a new adventure. We are gearing up for a road trip that will take us down the west coast of Canada, the U.S. and into the Baja California peninsula of Mexico. When we put it out there that we were planning this road trip one friend suggested that we should fly down. But where is the fun in that?? This is meant to be an adventure and really just how much adventure can you have in an airplane? Imagine all the interesting towns we will travel through as well as the beautiful scenery. That's what I told my friend - the coast line along Oregon is fabulous - I saw it as a teenager and it made such an impression on me that I'm excited to see it again! 

We have no time frame for when we need to arrive at our destination so we will meander along the coast, stop where we want, enjoy the culture around us and move on when we're ready. We've been hearing about all the mudslides along the California highway so we are already rethinking that part of our journey. It's all good, there are lots of roads available to us and this just means that it will be a different experience on that part of our trip than what we were originally expecting.

When we reach the end of our road trip we will be with family in Valle de Guadalupe just outside of Ensenada. This is a wine region in Mexico so we will be visiting many beautiful wineries in the Valle. A big difference in our trip to Mexico this year is that we will have our own vehicle so we can venture out on day trips or overnighters to explore the surrounding areas. We did briefly see Ensenada many years ago but just for part of a day as it was a cruise ship stop for us. This time will we have much more time to do a relaxed exploration of this town. We're excited to get to know this area more as we will be visiting it on an ongoing basis and how nice that we can do it by car. This trip is a coastal trip but perhaps the next time we will go down through Idaho - we've never been there yet either!

♪♫*¨*.¸¸ ¸¸.*¨*♫♪  Life is a Highway  ♪♫*¨*.¸¸ ¸¸.*¨*♫♪
♪♫*¨*.¸¸ ¸¸.*¨*♫♪  I wanna ride it all night long  ♪♫*¨*.¸¸ ¸¸.*¨*♫♪