In January 2009 we took a three and a half month RV trip from Vancouver Island to Mexico. We drove a total of 18,000 km in our Mazda 4000 and stayed almost everynight (except 2 nights in San Cristobal de las Casas and 5 nights in Peach Springs, Arizona) in our 17 ft. Escape trailer.

One the way south, we passed through some very wintery weather.

Here we are in Yakima in an ice storm, and driving through the snow covered mountains in Utah and later in beautiful New Mexico.

We spent a few days in Denver for an ALISE Conference. Then we went to Big Bend, Texas for an Elderhostel hiking adventure listed under 2009 Tours .

At the begniing of February, we crossed into Mexico in Brownsville, Texas and travelled with the Vagabundos Del Mar down the Gulf Coast, around the Yukatan, across to Mexico City and thenover to the Pacific Coast. We returned to the U.S at Nogales in Arizona. Everyone in the Vagabundos Caravan was helpful, cooperative and just plain good sports. We highly recommend this tour to anyone interested in RVing in Mexico.

One of the main highlights for us was visiting many famour ruins including Chichen Itza, Uxmal, Tulum and Teotehuacan.

We spent time in many beautiful colonial Mexican cities including Vera Cruz, Villahermosa, Campheche, San Cristobel, and San Miguel de Allende.

We visited many beaches including Akumel, Punta Allen, and San Blas.

On the way home, we went to Canyon de Chelly in the Four Corners and participated in an Elderhostel hiking tour in the Grand Canyon. Our last major activity was attending an AERA Conference in San Diego. We got back home at the end of April.

We kept a Travel Blog of our adventure.

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