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Mar 9, 2014 - Tulum
After a late breakfast we caught the bus to Talum at about 11:00am. Only about an hour to get to our hotel in Talum. Dropped our bags and headed to the nearby ruins. Tulum is the site of a Pre-Columbian Maya walled city. The ruins are situated on 12-meter tall cliffs. Tulum was one of the last cities inhabited and built by the Mayas; it was at its height between the 13th and 15th centuries and managed to survive about 70 years after the Spanish began occupying Mexico. Old World diseases brought by the Spanish settlers appear to have been...Jump to full entry
Mar 8, 2014 - Playa del Carmen
Lazy day today with a late breakfast that was a mix of western and mexican. Even the scramble eggs had frijoles (fried blackbeans) on the side. The coffee was good and strong, but I think Vicki will be struggling to find a decent cup of tea around here - lucky she has a stash of her own. So after brekky we strolled down to the beach which is only two blocks from our hotel, and spent most of the day there. The sand was good - just not very wide. The water was cool with no real waves. In the evening met the rest of the group we are...Jump to full entry
Jan 30, 2014 - Help on the way….
Well I know only this, I’ve got you today Don’t fly away ‘Cause I love what I love and I want it that way I will stay, one more day Like I say, honey, it’s you Making it too Without love in the dream it will never come true…. Alright, so it was a long way to come - from South East Asia to the Yucatan Peninsula - and I had been in this part of the world for quite a bit of time last year, but there were some great reasons for coming again. Oh yeah, and it’s my dream, so I can dream what I want. Friend’s, Cenote’s, Cave Diving …. Yucatan…....Jump to full entry
Jan 16, 2014 - Cozumel
Another short sail of 196 miles during the night took us to Cozumel and a new adventure. When Marilyn & I awoke that morning, the bright sunshine was peeking around the curtains at our sliding glass door. We opened the curtains, then went out on the balcony, where we were greeted by a beautiful view. I should mention here that we do have pictures for each day and I will be posting the pictures soon. That is a good thing because I lack the words to adequately describe the beauty of the places we have visited on this cruise. Cozumel was no...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 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 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 - 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
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
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