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Jan 31, 2009 - Boca del Rio

The wind quit during the night (we later learned that it had peaked at 44 mph) and we rose early to take a bus tour of the Veracruz area. We went for coffee at the Grand Café de la Parroquia, shopped the board walk, toured the fortress of San Juan de Ulua and the zocalo including the Cathedral. The fortress was the most comprehensive and confused I think I have every seen. It was built by Cortez on an island in the 1500s in stages that took over 250 years. The outer ring was for defense. The 2nd ring was to store grain and other products...

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Jan 27, 2009 - Beach Weather

I should tell you a bit about the functioning of the caravan. We have a Wagonmaster and a Tailgunner. The Wagonmaster is in charge of the arrangements and is the leader of the group. He and his wife also are the source of information about the trip and all its details. The Tailgunner and his wife are in charge of making sure the equipment, cars, trucks and RVs, all make it from one place to another. He is also available to help with repairs. All four take care of the social get togethers. Before each driving day, we have a briefing by the...

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