Banamichi, Sonora-stayed the first night here at Hotel Los Arcos, beautiful hotel, off street completely secure parking for the bikes.
Mazatan, Sonora-stayed here the second night, can’t remember the name of the hotel but it had big spiders.
Soyopa, Sonora- camped here on the river the third night, beautiful place with friendly people.
Yecora, Sonora- stayed here on the fourth night at the Hotel El Dorado, no spiders and off street parking for the bikes.
Basaceahic Falls, Chihuahua-fifth night camped by a creek a little ways southeast of the falls.
San Juanito, Chihuahua-stayed here on night 6 at the Motel De La Sierra with secure off street parking.
Temoris, Chihuahua, Day seven, attempted to stay but ended up camping not far outside town.
Guazapares, Chihuahua, Morning of Day eight had menudo and tacos for breakfast.
Chinipas, Chihuahua, just passed through.
Alamos, Sonora, Days eight, nine, and day 10 stayed three nights here so my foot could rest at Hotel Dolisa, very beautiful place with secure parking.
Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Day 11, stayed in the Hotel El Dorado for the night.
Playa Ceuta (just west of La Cruz, Sinaloa) Day 12, camped at a turtle sanctuary for the night right off the beach.
La Cruz, Sinaloa, breakfast with fruit we bought at local market
Mazatlan, Sinaloa, stopped here to do a little shopping and had some local street riders take us to Starbucks so we could use the free WiFi. They were fun to ride with. One was a photographer and he took lots of pictures of us all while riding.
Santiago Ixcuintla, Nayarit, Day 13, 14, 15, 16 stayed here, were looking for a beach to camp at but arrived so late we just decided to get a hotel for the night. Hotels are so cheap that sometimes it just doesn’t make sense to drive around in the dark looking for a place to camp.
San Blas, Nayarit, Days 17-20, wonderful little beach town. Stayed here for 4 days, left on 2/16.
Sayulita, Nayarit, brief stop here for a swim in a beautiful cove. Ran into some people from Southern Humboldt that have known Milton since he was a little kid. Town had way too many tourists for us but the beach was beautiful.
Bucerias, Nayarit, Day 21, stayed in hotel just north of Puerto Vallarta.
Tenacatita, Nayarit, Day 22, the most gorgeous beach that we camped at for 3 days. This is also the beach that Milton’s mom wanted her ashes spread at. Amazing how we even found it. Stayed from 2/17 to 2/20.
Colima, Colima Days 23-26, first night (2/20) we had dinner with some of the local motorcycle clubs, then stayed in auto motel on first night. After that, stayed with local couple, both wonderful, retired doctors, Carlos and Graciela, who opened up their home to us and put us up for three nights with one of the nights being at their house in Manzanillo where we spent the day sightseeing and snorkeling at the beach. Left Colima on 2/24.
Guadalajara, Jalisco Day 27 and 28, spent the night at the Mision Guadalajara after getting kicked out of the first hotel because of our dog. Apparently she wasn’t welcome and Milton didn’t think to let them know she was with us. Got a shower out of the deal before we left but the hotel we found is so much nicer and our dog is welcome here. Beautiful view of the city from the 16th floor. Met the President of local KLR motorcycle club the next day and did the tourist sightseeing thing in the market.
Chapala, Jalisco, just south of Guadalajara we stopped here briefly,, beautiful town on Mexico’s largest lake.
Jamal, Jalisco, Stayed here Day 29, wonderful clean hotel just down from the town center. Beautiful town.
Penjamo, Gto, Days 30-40 (Saturday Feb 27th-March 9th), bikes stolen
Guadalajara, Jalisco, Days 41-46, (3/9/16-3/14/16) back to Guadalajara to fix bike. Weren’t able to complete the repairs on the bike but parts ordered and now waiting.
Colima, Colima Days 47-49, stayed with our friends Carlos and Graciela.
Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, March 17-22 stayed at Casa Angelica, beautiful house just blocks from the markets. Met some friends who brought down some gear for us from the US.
Barre de Potosi, March 22-25 a small fishing village about 26km southeast of Zihuatanejo. Stayed just off the beach in some cabanas. Beautiful beach and great place for a beginner to boogie board in.
Morelia, Michoacan, March 25-27 beautiful colonial city where we were able to catch the tail end of Holy Week.
San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Days 63-82 (3/27/16)-(4/12/16) Another beautiful colonial city with cobblestone streets. Began Spanish lessons here, and became pretty consistent with work-outs at a local gym. At times we found ourselves going between battling boredom and then really enjoying the time to relax. Spent part of a day in Delores Hildago, where I shopped for pottery and had ice cream. I love the ice cream down here in Mexico!!!
Guadalajara, Jalisco, April 12- April 16th Parts for bike arrived so spent week putting the bike back together. Was not a difficult job after we had the parts but required a lot of running around the city. Pulled out of Guadalajara in the afternoon on April 16th. Even if we only rode for a few hours that afternoon, we wanted to get on the road again.
San Miguel de Alto, Jalisco- April 16, spent one night here. We stuck to the back roads for the drive here. Ended up on dirt which freaked me out a because it was my first time back on dirt in awhile, obviously I survived.
Silao, GTO April 17, we stayed here for one night, the town square reminded us of Penjamo, The trees around the square grew together in the same was that the trees did in Penjamo. The town was set up in a confusing way and we ended up getting lost trying to get back to our hotel. We got all turned around and ended up accidentally getting on the toll road (once you get on, it’s really hard to get off until you reach the next tollbooth) and we ended up having to ride all the way to Guanajuato before we could turn around. Ended up not getting back to the hotel until about 11pm that night.
San Miguel de Allende, GTO April 18-20 we came back to San Miguel on a Monday, the passport arrived that Thursday and we left Friday early afternoon.
Ixmiquilpan, Hidalgo, April 20, we stayed in this town that reminded me a lot of Penjamo. Had a nice hotel that let us park in the lobby.
Huamantla, Tlaxcala – April 23 and 24, a Pueblo Magico town we stayed at for two days. Had a national park just outside of town that we went riding through.
Teotitlán de Flores Magón, Oaxaca – April 25, spent one night here. Beautiful little town with the town square and most of the shops on a hill. Found a bare bones gym here to work out at, they had everything we needed tho.
Loma Bonita, Oaxaca April 26, spent one night here in an auto hotel, the sign said recently remodeled but don’t think they were finished cause the shower barely worked and the air conditioning wasn’t much better and we woke to tons of ants in Jackie’s food so we donated it and pulled out early to try to beat the heat. Didn’t end up beating the heat tho!
Macuspana, Tabasco April 27, spent one night here. Was so hot riding that day that we stopped early and ended up in a little hotel with air conditioning that didn’t really work but it was better than being out in the heat. Again we ate some delicious tacos for dinner which was right down from the hotel
Palenque, Chiapas – April 28 and 29, stayed here for two days so we could tour Palenque National Park. Amazing ruins and one of the highlights of the trip so far.
Champoton, Campeche – Stayed in a auto-hotel outside of town. Kinda dumpy but a safe secure place to park our bikes and had no problems with the dog.
Chuburna, Yucatan – Pink Flamingo Bed and Breakfast, we stayed here right on the beach for two nights. It was beautiful little place with a small cabana out back with we had rented but there was a small mix up when we arrived to check in and no one was there to let us in until late. We finally just pitched out tent in the yard and then when someone finally showed up later that night they felt so bad they upgraded us to a beach side room in the house. Would stay there again, was private, secure and beautiful.
Akumal, Quintana Roo – Stayed at Camp Akumal for a couple of nights. They had little two bedroom cabins with a small living area and kitchen that worked well for us to relax for a few days and also had a small pool right outside our cabin, also had BBQ area. It was about 30 minutes south of Playa del Carmen where we drive in to workout. The camp was too far away from stores or restaurants to walk for food so we’d shop when we went into Playa del Carmen and then cook ourselves.
Bacalar, Quintana Roo – Stayed at Yaxche Centro Hostel y Camping for one night. Cost us 95 pesos per person to throw our tent here for the night. Luckily it was not so hot that we weren’t able to get a little sleep during the night. This is a quiet little pueblo magico town.