It appears I have fallen a little behind on keeping up to date with my travel blog. The events of my last blog post occurred a little over a year ago thousands of miles away from my current location. What can I say except, life happens… deal with it.
I’ll address the elephant in the room first. At the present moment, it’s just me… Joe. That’s all I’ll say on that topic.
At this moment in my life, September 5th, 2016, one very long chapter is coming to a close while an even more exciting one is just beginning.
Now… Let’s quickly recap the past year just to get caught up to the present moment.
July 31, 2015: Last day at the office in New York, NY
August 1-2, 2015: Pack all remaining belongings into RV in NYC, NY
August 3, 2015: Road Trip Begins Out of Westport, CT
August 3, 2015: Arrive @ Wright’s Farm in Gardiner, NY
August 4, 2015: Bike Ride from Gardiner to New Paltz & Back
August 5, 2015: Belleayre Mountain, NY
August 6-11, 2015: Various Locations in the Adirondacks, NY
August 11, 2015: Colchester, VT
August 12, 2015: Burlington, Waterbury & Berlin, VT
August 13-16, 2015: North Conway, NH
August 17, 2015: Boothbay Harbor, ME
August 18-20, 2015: Castine, ME
***HERE IS WHERE THE BLOG FELL OFF QUITE SOME TIME AGO***
August 21, 2015: Quoddy, ME & Campobello Island, New Brunswick, CA
August 22, 2015: St. John, New Brunswick, CA
August 23-29, 2015: Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, CA
August 30, 2015: Lunenberg & Halifax, Nova Scotia, CA
August 31, 2015: Prince Edward Island, CA
September 1, 2015: Moncton, New Bruncwisk, CA
September 2, 2015: Back @ St. John, New Brunswick, CA
September 3-5, 2015: Back @ Castine, ME (Trip to Acadia Park)
September 6, 2015: Portland, ME
September 7, 2015: Portsmouth, ME
September 8-12, 2015: Eliot, ME
September 13, 2015: Lockport, NY
September 14, 2015: Niagra Falls, NY -> Morrow, OH
September 15, 2015: Herman, MO
September 16, 2015: Hays, KS
September 17, 2015: Boulder, CO – The Avery Brewing Company was the highlight of Boulder for me. So many beers, so little liver.
September 18-20, 2015: Rocky Mountains, CO
September 21, 2015: Arches National Park, UT
September 22, 2015: Goblin Valley State Park, UT
Lots of cool rock formations!
Kim Kardashian was there…
September 23, 2015: Bryce Canyon Park, UT
September 24, 2015: Zion National Park, UT
September 25, 2015: RV BREAKDOWN in Las Vegas, NV
September 26-28, 2015: Truckee, CA
September 29, 2015: Sacramento, CA
September 30, 2015: Yosemite, CA
October 1, 2015: Sacramento, CA
October 2, 2015: Freemont -> San Jose, CA
October 3-4, 2015: Santa Cruz, CA
October 5, 2015: Drive on Highway 1 -> Hearst Campground, CA
October 6, 2015: Salinas –> Van Nuys, CA
October 7, Vista Del Mar – Dockweiler RV Park, Newport Beach, CA
October 8, 2015: Huntington Beach, CA
October 10, 2015: Visiting Friends in Glendale, CA
October 11, 2015: Back to Van Nuys, CA
October 12, 2015: RV BREAKDOWN Somewhere in AZ
October 13, 2015: Nogales, AZ
October 14, 2015: BORDER CROSSING DAY -> RV BREAKDOWN AGAIN in Hermosillo, MX
October 15, 2015: Hermosillo, Sonora, MX
October 16-20, 2015: Somewhere between the Mexican-American border and Mayto, MX
October 21, 2015: Arrival in Mayto, MX
October 22 & 23, 2015: Category 5 Hurricane Patricia Headed Right for us. Grab the animals and run away to the mountains of El Tuito, Jalisco, MX
October 24, 2015: Back to Mayto, Jalisco, MX
October 25 – November 22: Mayto, Jalisco, MX (Phase 2 of House Construction)
WALKABOUT #1 BEGINS:
November 23 & 24, 2015: Barra de Navidad, Jalisco, MX
November 25 – December 1, 2015: Hostal Olas Altas, Manzanillo, MX
The Marina, just south of Hostal Olas Altas was gorgeous and lively as well.
December 2-3, 2015: Colima City, Colima, MX
December 4-6, 2015: Boca de Pasquale’s, Colima, MX
December 7-12, 2015: Guadalajara, Jalisco, MX
December 13-15, 2015: Guanajuato City, Guanajuato, MX
This was by far my favorite non-coastal city in Mexico. When walking in the streets you can’t help but feel like you’re in the world’s largest museum. Art is everywhere you turn and comes in all forms; from paintings, to sculptures and live performances.
December 16-17, 2015: Leon, Guanajuato MX
December 18-20, 2015: San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, MX
December 21-23, 2015: Morelia, Michoacán, MX
December 24, 2015 – January 9, 2016: Mayto, Jalisco, MX
WALKABOUT #2 BEGINS – HERE’S WHERE THINGS START TO GET INTERESTING
January 10 – February 10, 2016: The Roof Backpacker’s Hostel – Guadalajara, Jalisco, MX
Soňa, from Slovakia came to Mexico to learn proper Mexican cuisine so she could bring it back to her country. Here she’s in the kitchen with the owner of the Roof Backpackers Hostel, Galo.
Sona and I at La Barranca de Oblatos
February 11, 2016: Mexico City, DF, MX
We met some Argentinians who wanted to go exploring with us. Here I was introduced to mate!
February 12, 2016: Ayahuasca in the Pueblo Mágico of Tepotzotlán, State of Mexico, MX
February 13-16, 2016: Back to Mexico City, DF, MX
February 17-28, 2016: 10 Days Silent Vipassana Meditation in Coatepec, Veracruz, MX
February 29, 2016: Oaxaca City, Oaxaca, MX
March 1, 2016 – Present: The Sanctuary in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, MX
This was but a small glimpse into what my life has been like over the past year. I plan on updating the blog on a weekly basis going forward (internet permitting).
So… what’s going on with me now? I’m still in Puerto Escondido, but the Sanctuary is in my rear view mirror and the rest of the world is in front of me. It has been the most important six months of my life here, but now is time for my next adventure.
Later on today I’ll be partaking in a ceremony with 5-MeO-DMT aka “The Spirit Molecule” in a beautiful space on a private beach in the Puerto area… But that story will have to wait for next week. See you then!
2 thoughts on “Freebird Flashback and Fastforward”
Wow, Wow, Wow!
You really have had an amazing year, you are an incredible human being and so resilient. I look forward with anticipation to the next chapter. Any you know where we are.
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Gracias Holly!!! 😊😊😊
Thank you for getting my ass to Mexico in the first place!
The adventures have just begun & I’ll be posting weekly.