A dog and her entourage (Drive day 28 minus 14 years)

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Oaxaca’s famous Guelaguetza festival is in full swing and the campground listed in our guidebook is full. Which turns out to be a good thing, because the overflow crowd gets to camp in a field of agave plants up in the hills and sample the owner’s El Scorpion mescal.

San Felipe del Agua, Mexico: photo by Gary Geboy

Which is where Wipeout decides to hang out for our entire stay in Oaxaca. It’s a comfortable 74 degrees at 5,368 feet. She doesn’t need the crowds or the festival, she IS the party up at the campsite. With her girl Celeste at her side, she’s the mayor of San Felipe. 

Follow this bonus-material blog and ride along on a one-year road trip that inspired the memoir The Drive: Searching for Lost Memories on the Pan American Highway. On sale now. Get yours through the buy-the-book links at the bottom my teresabrucebooks.com website landing page or here or here. Like The Drive’s Facebook page and tweet back at me @writerteresa.


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