Back in Huanchaco…


After 8 amazing weeks on the road, we're back in Huanchaco and ready for a break. Not 5 minutes after arriving Stevie went and picked up Mongo. It looked like he had lost about 10 pounds. Guess nobody … [Read more...]

Huanchaco In Action Update…

Huanchaco In Action

It's official, Huanchaco In Action is a legal NGO!! Yippee!! Here's an update on some of our recent activities: In celebration of  Semana Santa (Easter), we had a little parade with some of the … [Read more...]

I’ve Been Diagnosed with Exostosis


A couple of years ago before we left the United States I was diagnosed with Exostosis, better known as Surfer's Ear. Exostosis is abnormal bone growth within the ear canal. Irritation from cold … [Read more...]

Daily Sprinter Life…The Van Is Home!


Remember a couple weeks ago when we took the Sprinter to the dealership to have some work done... yeah, that was a great idea...  (remember here) I probably should have know better. A friend of … [Read more...]

Huanchaco en Accion: What it takes to start a school in Peru


Dear friends and family,  As most of you know, our community school officially opened in January (if you missed the last update, click here) during the summer session. We have made much progress so … [Read more...]

I Have To Tell Everybody About Myself….


I'm bored of watching everyone else's gopro videos on Facebook. I want to tell everybody about MYSELF. For anyone who has been living in a cave over the last few years, allow me to bring you up to … [Read more...]

Sprinter Makeover…

Sprinter 1

Since we left the United States we've driven about 20,000 miles through Mexico, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, and Peru.  During that … [Read more...]

In This Corner, Weighing in at 30 Pounds…


When you first look at Mongo it's crystal clear that every day of his 2 years (?) of life have been spent living on the streets. Mongo has scars on his face and body from dog fighting, and he is … [Read more...]

The Country Named Peru….


Over the last couple of years on the road we've driven through 13 different Latin American countries. During that time we've gotten to know how different all the cultures are. I think a lot of people … [Read more...]

I am NOT adopting Dingle-Berry


Well, it appears that the Mongo debate has officially made it to the office betting pool circuit. Based on early polling from Outdoorplay headquarters, it also seems that I need to officially … [Read more...]

Summer in Huanchaco, Peru


Well, summer time has arrived here in Peru. The beach was pretty crowded this weekend. All the kids are off school for the next 3 months and Huanchaco seems to be a preferred spot to soak up the … [Read more...]

To Jazzercise or not to Jazzercise???


Well, the first week of the year is over. That was easy. Things were pretty mellow for Sprinter Life. Due to my most recent injury I was unable to surf all week. I puttered around the house, … [Read more...]

Happy New Year 2012!


I wish I could say that I have a great story for the photo below. Something like... "I was defending Stevie's honor, there were only 4 of them, I had it under control until the 5th guy showed up". … [Read more...]

Man Down – Hospital Visit In Peru…


I always thought that the first time we put a photo like this on the blog that it would be Stevie lying on the table with me proudly announcing that the little blob on the screen was our … [Read more...]

Community School Update…

Lila and Stevie

Dear friends and family, I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for the outpouring of support we’ve received. John Sr.+ Diane, Greg and Trish, Monique, Zaina, Aunty Debby and Uncle … [Read more...]