Half the month spent in Calgary to finish off some work and sadly sell my motorbike. Then finally down to Mexico to get in shape swimming, snorkeling, bike riding and bringing up my vitamin D levels in all that sun! A bonus meet up with Ken C from Adit!!!
Just days before flying South some guy from middle Alberta called me asking about my bike for sale. I forgot I had posted it a year ago for a high price and thought if anyone is willing to pay it I would let it go. Just seemed so much harder to do in the middle of winter after putting the bike to rest at the end of October. What a rude awakening for Turbo. Pulled him out of bed and sent him away in to the -15C day on the back of a truck. Not ideal, but time to move on.
|Terry packing up the bike|
Jan 12 - Off to Playa del Carmen for some months. A place that has all I need during the winter months. Direct flight, great beaches, clear warm sea, good people and healthy outdoor activities.
|All this in to a carry on,|
well may be not all of it...
|The smile beginning to crack|
|Sunny Mexico, using one of a few|
wifi spots I set up last year
|Always take a photo of the electricity|
meter the day you move in! When I
left they tried to charge me a lot more
|This will work|
|This will work|
A little tour of the Apartment at Mixteca on 5th Ave and 20th street. 2 Weeks for $300 USD.
|A round bedroom, cool|
|Sweet Humidity Bedhead|
|Tacos and Dos Equis!|
|Ya, this is good|
|8 m swimming pool for days the beach|
isn't so good
Back to Mexican life...
|New rental bikes ($30/year)|
|A bottle of mezcal to keep the stomach|
Beer and Bacon
Ken C my Day shift partner in crime on the November Direct Pipe job down for a week vacation with the family at an all inclusive nearby.
|21 peso beers at Chapultepec|
|Dinner at Chiltepin|
|Time to get in shape and a tan|
|My friend's band Beanheads|
Right next door
Apartment balcony at night with music from Kitxen to keep me company until 1am every night.
|What a breaky. Coco water, cactus,|
onion, refried beans, bacon and eggs
|Looked safe to sit on while I put|
my shoes on...guess not
|Rent agent didn't charge me, so clearly|
it was poor workmanship
|Look up - see there is no balcony or|
safety lines as the workers repaired it
|Third coffee in 5 years. When out with|
Italians...do as Italians
|You go dance machine|
|Unbelievable portion of ceviche|
from my fav El Negro
|My new Bike!!!|
And finally a day at the beach to snorkel with my friend Nacha.
|Out by the local airport|
Lovely snorkeling with my poor man set up of swimming goggles and low end snorkel I found at a Cenote the year before.
More good views
|The poor man set up|
|Don't scare the fish Nacha|
|Like I said, don't scare them away|
Claudia's birthday week began...
|Julio, Larisa, Claudia, Mel, Claudia (bday girl)|
|Monterrey style bbq, so tasty!|
|Ken, where's your kid?|
|Exchange breakdown, Best to worst|
Visa, Calforex, change house in Mexico
|Would hate to climb that every night|
to go to bed
|All you can drink Roof Pool $25|
|Any guess where this guy is from?|
|Borrowed guitar, Thanks Yesi!|
Blast from the past... Early in January uncovered photos from my Grade 9 Graduation.
|I wasn't the tallest|
|Grad date Jeanette|
|Spot the Italian guy...|