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México

Borders

IN THE January 5 ISSUE

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by Maria Ruiz



Borders: lines, trucks, vendors, mud, cooking fires, stray dogs, and pieces of tortillas or rolls in the muddy road, men lounging against trucks, women either stirring pots over fires in hubcaps or slapping tortilla dough, children staring out through dirty truck windows, pigs squealing through the slats of wood of one trailer, cows lowing from another, and uniformed guards holding rifles as they walk between the vehicles.

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The Bridge

IN THE November 10 ISSUE

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Bridges make crossing rivers, ravines, mountains, and crowded areas possible. We hope the bridge will last until we’re over it, but we’ve all seen pictures where it didn’t and dumped some vehicles down, down, down.

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New Shoes

IN THE March 25 ISSUE

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Ted was never one to spend a lot of money on his clothes. He had a pair of sandals that he had purchased from a bin at Safeway before we left on our worldwide trip. The soles had once had ridges which had worn off years before. They now were flat and slick.

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The Night in the Airport

IN THE December 31 ISSUE

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by Maria Ruiz




We visited Peru, walked Macho Pichu and the streets of Cusco and Lima, and fought dysentery. We had been traveling for ten years, some time in motorhomes, some time in trains, cars, and planes. Now we were tired and depleted. We flew from Lima to Bogota, on our way to Mexico, where we were to live for the next six years.

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I Broke my Leg in the Jungle

IN THE February 20 ISSUE

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by Maria Ruiz



“I broke my leg,” my husband, Ted said as he crawled up the step in the motor home.
“Oh no! How do you know?” I said.
“I heard it snap as I landed on it. I had just stepped into the jungle when my foot slipped out,” he replied.

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The Trapped Kitten: A Travel Story

IN THE August 9 ISSUE

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“Honey, come quick. I think there are kittens trapped under the shower,” my husband called out to me while standing outside the motor home, dressed in a towel around his waist and his new rubber shower clogs.

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New Year’s Eve 1999

IN THE December 28 ISSUE

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by Maria Ruiz



My partner and I ran away from home. Yes, that’s right. We sold everything, bought an old, used motor home and planned to see Mexico in six months.
Silly us. We spent three years and still had a lot more to see.

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by Karen Lewis



Puerto Peñasco is located on the Gulf of California, also known as the Sea of Cortez. It is on the other side of the Gulf from Baja, California and is approximately one hour’s drive south of the Arizona border.

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by Christopher Lewis




I never imagined that doing Christian ministry in Mexico would result in helping somebody look for drugs and weapons, but that is exactly what happened last week. I was stopped at a military checkpoint just north of Puerto Peñasco, Mexico (also known as Rocky Point). The soldier said, “Open the door, please.” Then he proceeded to look my car over for signs of drugs or weapons as he asked me a few routine questions.

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From the Street to the Soccer Field

IN THE August 21 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



Past Sunday mornings found the members of El Faro Community Church on the East Side of Reedley dealing with the distraction of kids outside their church causing problems. Men of the church would go out and talk to them on a regular basis. This year, things changed.

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Rosarito Beach, México

IN THE August 14 ISSUE

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by Karen Lewis



It all began when visionary entrepreneur Manual Barbachano bought Rosarito Shores, a 12-room hunting lodge just 18 miles South of the border, on the tranquil shores of the Pacific. In 1925, he reopened it as the Rosarito Beach Hotel. In the years since, it has become Baja California’s best-known resort…

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