Small Towns and Big Volcanoes

The next day we wandered around  the town above the lake. Laundry, internet and a few awesome roadside gorditas. I believe this town is the Mayberry of Mexico.

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On the road again, we decided it was time for more volcanoes. We headed for Volcan Ceboruco, just outside of the town of Jala. Amazingly, there are 20 miles of cobblestone road that lead up to the top of the mountain and down into the fuming crater. Can you image working on a 20 mile cobblestone road to the top of a volcano? After a few wrong turns (not many sings out here) and miles and miles of agave fields, we finally made it to the top.

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We didn’t see a single person the entire trip and the drive was really nice. After climbing 6000 ft, we descending into the cinder cone and checked out the steam vents. The inside of the cinder cone is more like a meadow and you can drive all over. Its pretty, quiet and much cooler than the valley far below.

Since it was just us and the crickets, we thought about boondocking right here for the evening but realized we drove all the way up with very few supplies. Next time. Back down the cobblestone. We saw about 20 of these long-nosed, ring-tailed creatures cross the path in front of us, but we didn’t know what they were. After a bit of research, we think they are coati.

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Onward we went, realizing later that we passed another time zone and considered a camping spot that was listed as “near” Magdalena. Nice town, where riding horseback was as common as driving a car. Unfortunately, the campsite was another hour in the wrong direction, so we opted to get a hotel at our real destination just 20 miles away. After a very long day in Red Beard, we celebrated dinner in Tequila!

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Also, we’ve been asked to write a summary of our trip so far for a Spanish language magazine. We’ve written it and can translate it via Google translate, but would appreciate if a native Spanish speaker out there could edit it for us. Just let us know…

Also, the Guayabitos show for VolksBrothers TV aired over the weekend on Sky TV all over Mexico. Our interview is somewhere in there. It’s not too bad. Do I really sound like that?

10 thoughts on “Small Towns and Big Volcanoes

  • March 28, 2010 at 5:47 PM
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    email the text to me and I will give it a crack- might as well get some use out of my degrees and foriegn studies. I am a cunning linguist of the old school.

  • March 28, 2010 at 6:37 PM
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    Awesome interview you guys! Heather and I are sitting on our temporary lodging (we get our house next week-end) and are enjoying following you.

    We’ve been told so many time “we travel vicariously through you” that we found it a bit tacky. However, we have another perspective now that we are home and reading your blog… Keep on trucking.
    Ghislain

  • March 28, 2010 at 6:38 PM
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    Awesome interview you guys! Heather, Morgane and I are sitting in our temporary lodging (we get our house next week-end) and are enjoying following you.

    We’ve been told so many time “we travel vicariously through you” that we found it a bit tacky. However, we have another perspective now that we are home and reading your blog… Keep on trucking.
    Ghislain

  • March 28, 2010 at 7:00 PM
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    Interview is at 19.09min into the program!

  • March 29, 2010 at 9:11 AM
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    Hi, beautiful pictures that you has caught … hope it all continues well and that soon as you arrive in Brazil! Hugs

  • March 29, 2010 at 9:13 AM
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    Hello, beautiful pictures that you has caught … hope it all continues well and that soon as you arrive in Brazil! Hugs

  • March 29, 2010 at 10:08 AM
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    Hey Bro,
    Great interview, yes, you realy do sound like that. Beautiful pics. looks like Bode is haveing the time of his life. stay safe and have fun. Looking forward to visiting with you guys when you get back.

  • March 29, 2010 at 10:22 AM
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    You do sound like that. Nicely done.

  • March 30, 2010 at 11:55 AM
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    Fun interview! Onward to the end of the world. Or planet, whichever! Miss you guys. love r3.

  • March 30, 2010 at 3:26 PM
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    Let me know if you need translation services. I know people!

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