Birthday Princess Arguen


We spent  last weekend in Campostela.  It’s a 90 min drive N of Sayulita, inland.  Saturday there was a  birthday party.  Sunday we went to a baseball game, Trent’s first.  They have local teams of men, uniforms, umpires etc…and lots of families were there.    

 They must like their baseball as the town has built a significant structure: covered concrete stadium, dugouts, full fenced and well-maintained.  Trent lasted until the 7th inning stretch, but then stretched out on me and fell asleep for the rest of the game.  The home team lost by 1 run.  

Trent breaking in to a cemetary in Campostela


We saw the colonial church in the plaza and cruised around the town.  It’s quiet and calm.  No gringos.  No one in a hurry.  Not a lot of activity in the street.  The family was so kind.  Genuine people, everyone just hangs out together, all the time–not just to come see the gringos.  The women were puttering in the kitchen, the men laughing around the table, soccer was on the TV, the kids played together.  I got to practice all my Spanish, (all is relative).  Trent at first liked the attention, all the head patting and cheek kissing, but after awhile grew weary of being ‘guerito’ little whitey. We all want to visit again, and we invited them all to come to Sayulita.    





Our little casita came with a car, a 1995 Toyota 4Runner. The casita’s owner drove it down a few years ago and left it for his friends to use.   It’s the perfect kind of car for Sayulita’s dirt roads, cobblestone streets, and fjording the little rivers that appear after rainstorms. While it sat in the yard the last 6 months someone liberated the battery from under the hood.  Wouldn’t want a perfectly good battery going to waste, now would we?  I’m just glad they didn’t liberate the whole car.  The first step was to get a new battery, then get it towed to a garage, then scoped out to see if it would be feasible (affordable) to get it running.    After 3 months car-less it will be nice to be mobile.  Even if only to use it to get groceries, go to a few distant beaches, and pick people up at the airport.    

Dancing to Music Videos-Trent and Kelani at Ali's house


Ali, Selena and Trent playing in the back of the truck


Patio play area


Neighborhood kids LuisRoberto and Keselle


Leo and Elan with Trent in the wading pool





  1. KAT said,

    February 4, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    Sounds like heaven, can’t wait to get there:)

  2. Krista Harris said,

    February 6, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    You both seem to be having an amazing time. What an awesome experience for Trent. It’s very tempting…. to sell it all, and live on a boat somewhere, and live the kind of life you are living…. quite lucky you two!

    • February 8, 2010 at 8:02 pm

      Thanks for reading and commenting…hope to see you guys down this way at some point. There are some really nice little beginner waves (L and R break) when Avery is ready to start surfing. Trent won’t dive under the water or intentionally get his head wet yet, so he’ll be on his boogie board for a while longer.

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