Another activity we missed while spending most of the past year in Mexico was hiking. There are plenty of hikeable spots in the Mexican highlands, of course, but in flat Playa del Carmen, most of the "hiking" involved stepping up the sometimes substantial concrete street curbs. We longed for woodland hikes, and since starting our RV trek, we have taken some good ones.
It has been great lacing up our old hiking boots, pulling out our trusty trekking poles, and hearing, smelling, and seeing all that a lush, green forest has to offer. The birds, the streams, the sound of the wind in the leaves...ahhhh. Besides the ticks -- there have been plenty of those as well. This seems to be a banner year for them. And chiggers! I'd forgotten all about those little spawn of the devil, but I'm covered with welts and have been itching like crazy. I guess this is the price we pay for living in the woods this time of year. (Note: It's still worth it.)
So, as summer fast approaches and insects become even more numerous, our hiking days will be winding down for awhile, but we'll certainly get back to more of this in the fall.
I can't wait.
Emily & Barry
We're a long-married, early-retired couple who are currently traveling as nomads with no fixed home base. After years of living in North Carolina (Emily's home state), we spent 18 months living oceanfront on Ambergris Caye, Belize, a year road-tripping the US in a Honda CR-V, a year in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, and are now roaming North America in our 32' motorhome, Pearl, following warm weather whenever possible.
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