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Antoine and Ken enjoy tacos
11/14/2010, Melaque, Jalisco, Mexico

Antoine spent the night on the town with his Mexican friend Kenneth, stopping here to enjoy streetside tacos. Antoine learned the finer points of adding cilantro and salsa picante to his taco from Kenneth.

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Night on the plaza in Melaque with Lili
11/13/2010, Melaque, Jalisco, Mexico

We spent Saturday night on at the town square in Melaque with our Mexican friend, Lili, and her son, Kenneth. Kenneth and Antoine are about the same age and good buddies. Antoine brought his wooden M-16, and here Lili poses with it.

What do Mexicans do on a weekend night?? They AREN'T watching TV, or hanging in bars, for the most part. Nearly everyone heads to the town square, in towns big or small, to socialize, eat tacos or ice cream or chorros from open air vendors, light firecrackers, and generally have good clean fun. It's something I really admire about Mexican culture, which we don't find or see in the U.S. (or France, or anywhere else we've been, for that matter). It's a really healthy, wholesome environment, offering something for every age group.

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Hallowe'en in Mexico
10/31/2010, Barra de Navidad

Happy Hallowe'en! We're back on our boat in Barra De Navidad, Mexico. The boys carved Jack O'Lanterns last night (Antoine, above, and Francois, below). We're getting our boat ready now to set sail.

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Balloon Race at Reno, Nevada
09/11/2010, Reno, NV

We were at the Great Balloon Race in Reno, Nevada, where over 100 hot air balloons participated. See more photos at http://www.tinyurl.com/renoballoo3.

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greetings from Paris
08/11/2010, Paris, France

Greetings from Paris! We're on our summer break from S/V Calou, and have been in France visiting family. Today we drove to Paris and climbed the stairs up the Eiffel Tower.

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Summer Break
07/04/2010, Rome

With the hurricane season underway, we have left our boat Calou for the duration at the safe harbor of Barra de Navidad.

We flew from Manzanillo to Paris (with a 3 day layover in San Francisco) where we visited family, and from there to Rome, where we're exploring this fantastic city.

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Water Taxi
06/13/2010, Barra de Navidad

Antoine on the Water Taxi on the way to Barra de Navidad.

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Antoine's Birthday
06/11/2010, Barra de Navidad

Antoine celebrated his 12th birthday in Barra de Navidad. Antoine has celebrated three of his last four birthdays while sailing in Mexico.

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