Did you know that you don't even hit border patrol until 20 miles into Mexico? This is the case in Nogales, at least. You can drive in and out virtually unquestioned for 20 miles before you're forced to get a vehicle permit, visa, and passport stamp. Even then, we were barely given a second glance. I was shocked considering how obvious it was that we were trafficking narcotics.
Anyway, our van fits right in here in mexico (Current location: Álamos, Sonora). Right now she's parked in front of the Alamos Cathedral in Plaza de Armas.
Once we got to Álamos, we scoped out the super mercado.
I had stocked up on organic fruits and veggies in Patagonia because I wasn't sure what the situation would be like in Mexico regarding "safe" raw fruits and vegetables. The Patagonia supply lasted me through tonight so I have yet to really delve into the whole rumor mill suggesting the "boycotting of Mexican raw produce because you'll get sick" hysteria. Tonight, I did mix some Mexican-bought cilantro and poblano pepper into my salad with State-side organic zucchini, organic yam, and organic sweet onion. We'll see how I fair tonight and tomorrow. I've decided my Plan B for getting enough chlorophyll into my system (if Mexican greens are out of the question) is to get a massive sprout station going.
Ok, rant's over.
Meanwhile, back at the cafe - I'm eating this delicious treat: manzana con chili:
For Evan's birthday we made another glorious (mostly) raw meal. This time with Chip and Laura:
Patagonia is home to the Tree of Life retreat center. Evan and I are going to hit up the cafe as soon as some payments come through. Lunch at the Tree of Life(a 100% raw food cafe and rejuvenation center) is $30 a person and Dinner is $20 a person. It will be a spendy outing, but well worth it I'm sure. Stay posted for photos of Patagonia and the Tree of Life.
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The next day we went up to see Nathan's straw bale house.
Gathering Grounds, the wifi cafe in Patagonia where we spent a good chunk of our time. He built this house out of straw bales and stucko. It is a beautiful home. I couldn't decide which photos to omit, so I just included all of them:
We took an interest in Nathan's house because we'd like to build a home from recycled materials at some point - maybe even straw bales.
That afternoon we snuck away to the San Rafael Valley about 8 miles outside of Patagonia in the Coronado National Forest.