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Jan 6, 2014 - To Tulum!
Up at 6:00 and shower, straighten stuff out and pack up my stuff. To the lobby at 7:00 and Anna and Adrianne were there. Anna on the phone trying to contact our lost couple – who were somewhere in Playa… But by 7:30 they had not shown up so we left for Tulum. (We had still not heard from them as of 8:00 PM today). We also were given a box breakfast – egg and ham with lettuce, tomato, and mayonnaise plus an apply, banana, and some odd apple juice thing. I ate it. Still not sure why. Tulum – a late classic Maya site – was amazing – mostly...Jump to full entry
Jan 6, 2014 - The Drive
Then the drive. Four and a half hours. We drove through many towns and villages. One with a Maya pyramid between the houses! Lots of outdoor food vendors – pineapples, oranges, tortillas, chicken, even pig on a spit. One stop at the “Blue Cenote” for lunch (a great seafood soup!) Also noticed that there were more tropical trees (palms) and actual farms (rare in the upper Yucatan) of sugar cane and corn. Orchards of coconuts and bananas as well. The houses seemed to get more prosperous as well. We got to Chetumal about 2:00 and Anna bought...Jump to full entry
Jan 5, 2014 - A day with Ernestio and more!
Got up at 6:30 and did all the morning stuff, then headed off to meet up with Ernesto. Needed to get some bandages first for my feet – I had worn some blisters and raw spots from not being used to sandals. Anyway, got quite lost and wandered around for a while asking people how to get the the meeting place (a laundry). Got to the meet at 8:00 - exactly a half hour late. Met up with Ernesto, his wife (whose name I can’t remember), and their four year old daughter Isabella. We headed out of town in a heavy rain storm – but were greeted by a...Jump to full entry
Jan 4, 2014 - In Mexico
Arrived in Cancun after a bumpy ride the last 30 minutes or so - flew into some thunderstorms but otherwise nothing exciting. The lines at immigration were really long - about ten planes had landed in a short period and the place was packed. Of course, the other line went much faster... Then had to wait for my bag for a bit but bought a bottle of Havana Club at the duty free shop. Customs was no problem. After running the gauntlet of time share vendors I walked into the zoo that is the waiting area for transport. Many signs from many...Jump to full entry
Jan 4, 2014 - Playa del Carmen
Playa del Carmen Got to the hotel a little before 3:00 and had to wait in the lobby a bit – room wasn’t ready. Then there was some confusion about the room but it all got straightened out and I’m in room 006. I have to check out tomorrow morning then check back in with the group – and probably a roommate or two. We’ll see. After dumping off my stuff I headed to the beach – about four blocks from the hotel. A light rain but the temperate about 75 – 80 so no real issues. I had on shorts and sandals and was quite comfy. After getting my feet...Jump to full entry
Dec 3, 2013 - Cozumel, Mexico Day 2 of Cruise!
Our first pit stop on this cruise was Cozumel, Mexico. We had pre-booked onto the 'Cozumel Bar Hop Tour'after some research on Trip Advisor. Description of our tour: "The Cozumel Bar Hop welcomes you to beautiful Cozumel, Mexico and invites you to explore the “Wild Side” - a stunning stretch of secluded beaches and rustic cool beach bars on the East Side of the island!The Cozumel Bar Hop is THE thing to do in Cozumel if you want to party !Our air-conditioned "Party Bus" will take you across the island to the "Wild Side". A truly unique and...Jump to full entry
Nov 14, 2013 - Rest Day
After finally riding almost 3k miles and meeting up with Ms. Kimmy it was time for a rest day. This was a day of catch up on work, life maitenance, and great stories reminicing of the ride we have had so far!!!!! Kim and AL took Justin to one of our most favorite breakfast spots that those of you who have been to Playa with us have most likely been here. Amazing Breakfast?!!! Jesus- Took Justin to our friend Jesus' house and he had his 1st experiance with "The Cenote". Amazing place to be even just for a bit. Casa Playa Fina...Jump to full entry
Nov 13, 2013 - Playa del Carmen-meet Kimmy
6 days, 2,600 miles, 2,000 cars passed, been passed by 4 cars ( which 2 where in the yucatan peninsula)!!! Another great breakfast. Entertained by a 2 1/2 yr. old. Locals wanted to ride on the bike. Saw our first 2 fellow adventure riders, both riding 2up. About to run out of gas and then, awwwwweeeeee PEMEX.... this has happened now at least 7-8 times. Playa del Carmen"......meet up with Kim, so EXCITED!!!!! Here is Kim's blog. She is so excited too. Tour de Mexico-Kim is here 11.12.13-today starts my adventure! Things that would...Jump to full entry
Nov 12, 2013 - Tour de Flood
5 days into the trip and we have less than 500 miles to cover today. To be exact it was 499 miles!!!!!!!!!!!! Early wake up in preparation from the rain the day before to realize that it is STILL Pouring....... Needing to make up miles from the loss of the day before it didn't go quite as planned. 2 1/2 into the trip we only traveled 37 miles. FLOOD!!!!!! Semi-Trailer and truck floated away, bus floated away, car floated away. And 500 vehicles stacked on the highway to cross the flooded area. Justin and AL made their way through traffic...Jump to full entry
Oct 4, 2013 - Cozumel, Mexico
10/4 – 10/30 Another late flight left at 10:45AM and we were at the Park Royal Resort in Cozumel, Mexico by 2:00 PM (we were last at the Park Royal in March, 2011 – check our website for additional photos and descriptions). Weather in Cozumel was warm and humid and, during the four weeks we were there, we only had a couple days of rain. Our vacation in Cozumel can be summed up in one word: relaxing. Ken spent the mornings reading while Joan painted. Ken finished 12 books and Joan completed 13 paintings (you can check out the paintings on...Jump to full entry
Sep 23, 2013 - Autovista- Cancun to Merida- Police Shake-Down 2.13.2013
Monday, September 23, 2013 15:25 PM PST Both of these letters where sent to the Governor: Mr. Roberto Borge Angulo & Federal Police Commissioners for Qunitana Roo. Both of the envelopes were returned unopened. Thursday, March 14, 2013 16:00 PT Lawrence-Cobalt Janssen 1000 Sutter Street, Suite 222 San Francisco, California 94109 Phone: 415 / 572-8511 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Governor: Mr. Roberto Borge Angulo Palace of Government, January 22 Av s / n, 2nd. floor, Downtown, Chetumal, Quintana Roo. CP 77000 Phone: (983) 835.0500, ext...Jump to full entry
Apr 13, 2013 - I know you rider, gonna miss me when I'm gone ....
I know you rider, gonna miss me when I'm gone Gonna miss your baby, from rolling in your arms .... Alright back in Mexico, back on the Yucatan Peninsula, back in Quintana Roo, back to the Riviera Maya, back to the beach, back to the caves. I've had an awesome month or so kicking it on the beach, working on the tan, practicing my cave diving and meeting all kinds of interesting and wacky people. All of this was not without it's woes. The biggest issue I had to deal with was that I stressed big time over my relationship with LC. I'll get to...Jump to full entry