View from our 8th floor hotel room at Con Cuong, Vietnam.
Where are Kevin and Ruth now? Vinh, Vietnam.

Where are Kevin and Ruth going next? Ninh Binh, Vietnam.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Mexico RV Caravan Travel Day - Ojo de Agua to Oaxaca city

Up early and on the road for an 8:00am start. It was baking hot overnight. The temperature inside the motorhome was 26C (79F) when we got up in the morning at 6:30am. Too hot, and too many bugs.

Once again, we are reminded how much happier we are away from the coast.

It was a nice parking area for the RV's though...

Big tree.

Our group.

On the road at 8:00am.

Our route took us from essentially sea level up to 5,300' near the city of Oaxaca. So essentially uphill, but with lots of ups and downs along the way.

Heading into the mountains.

Scenery along the way.

Great views.

Lots of agave being grown here.

Even along the side of the road.

The "pinas" being loaded from truck to truck.

And that's it for now... the camera battery died!

Anyhow, we made it to Kate and Del's Oaxaca Campground at about 2:30pm. Still warm here, but so far we have not been bothered by bugs and the temperature drops to a pleasant 12C (54F) overnight. During the day it is back up to 30C (86F) with clear sunny skies.

We are going to stay here at least until next Monday March 2nd. So, lots of exploring to do, and hopefully a little relaxing as well. We finally have a half decent internet connection for the first time in a long while so the blog postings should occur a little more regularly!

Yesterday's drive 279 kms (173 miles).

Great deal on a new Apple MacBook Air 13".

And in Canada...


  1. What are pinas? Looks like a HUGE pineapple!!!???

    1. "Pina" is Spanish for pineapple and in this case these are the heart of the agave plants once the leaves have been cut off. So yes, they do look like big pineapples hence the name "pinas". It is this part of the plant that is used to make tequilla/mescal.

  2. Just curious, how long did it take you to drive that 279 KM? That is a long way for one day.

    1. We started at 8am and pulled into Kate's around 2:30pm and that included several pee breaks and a half hour lunch break, so just under five and a half hours of actual driving time.


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