On to Vera Cruz...fields of bananas all along the road. When you slow down for a speed bump (tope) local towns people sell fresh squeezed orange juice in a plastic bag with a straw. Stopped at a beach on our way to Vera Cruz called Playa Munecos.
Nearby saw a sign for the Quiahuixtlan Ruins and decided to stop. Not big or spectacular but remote and simple with beautiful views of the ocean below. People were climbing the mountain nearby.
Made it to Vera Cruz and had fresh fish in one of the many small restaurants. The fresh local fish was served whole, cooked with garlic and chili peppers, corn tortillas and rice...didn't even fit on my plate, it was so big, but I ate every bit and it was excellent!!
Driving, driving, driving....spent the night at Hotel Miami just outside of Alvarado. Kind of a motor hotel...not that great, but we were tired and it worked.