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Cindie's Travel Journal for
The State of Arizona, USA
Prescott to Douglas, Arizona
(March 30 - May 12, 2002)

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March, 30 Prescott - Yarnell The road was steep in places and a nice down hill in others.  Tim got the first flat tire, 30 miles from Prescott.       (More on the First Day) 40 mi.
March 31 Yarnell - Lake Pleasant We began the day with a nice 5-mile down hill ride from Yarnell to Congress, the road was hilly into Wickenburg.  After lunch in Wickenburg we headed for Lake Pleasant.  It was a hot and tiring day. 50 mi.
April 1 Lake Pleasant - Phoenix The high today was around 95 degrees so we waited until 3:00 in the afternoon to start riding.  We got to Doug's house around 6:30 PM. 40 mi.
April 2 Phoenix - Lost Dutchman State Park We started early today and finished late. The high was 96 degrees.  Too hot to ride for long periods of time.  I was definitely looking forward to a rest day. 55 mi.
April 3 REST DAY Lost Dutchmen State Park 0
April 4 REST DAY Lost Dutchmen State Park 0
April 5 Lost Dutchman State Park - Somewhere past Florence.  Stopped in Florence to get out of the midday sun.  Slept at a road side table.  My mother taught me never to do this, but it turned out to be a comfortable place to sleep. 52 mi.
April 6 Somewhere past Florence - Tucson.  We had our first rain today it lasted about a minute and barely wetted the ground.  We are in the  desert with lots for saguaro, Palo Verde, creosote, cholla, and prickly pear cactus.  The wind kicked up about 9:30 am and got stronger as the day went on.  We were rolling along at a blistering 4 mph into a gusty headwind.  We got to Oracle Junction at about noon and waited until 2:30 to get rolling again.  The gusts just about knocked me off the bike twice so we pulled over again.  Later that day we heard that there was a 26 car pile up in a dust storm not far from where we were riding.  Had Madonna's delightful chicken for dinner. 42 mi.
April 7 REST DAY Tucson.  Stayed at Madonna Forcier's house.  Madonna has a lovely house located 8 blocks from the University of Arizona.  Had dinner with Yiannis and Eleni.  
April 8 REST DAY Tucson.  Interview with Joe Garcia with the Tucson Citizen. Had dinner with Richard Forcier.  
April 9 REST DAY Tucson.  More errands to drive me crazy.  Had to pay the tax man.  
April 10 Tucson to Green Valley.  Met Jerome who worked at Ajo Bikes, he showed us through town.   Stopped at San Xavier Mission.  Got to Green Valley at 2:30 PM, hot and slightly humid.  Got our Hepatitis B shot.  Met Erbyn (sounds like Irvin) Stanhope at the clinic.  Stayed the night with Erbyn and his wife Jean.  They moved to Green Valley from Iowa.  Erbyn served on a destroyer in the Mediterranean during World War II.  He was heavily involved in the Italian campaign including Anzio.  His stories conjured up visions of a large fast ship speeding through the waves while hunting German submarines with depth charges.  Thank you Erbyn for serving our country.  37 mi.
April 11 Green Valley to Deering Spring (Forest Road 62).  We rode our first dirt road today and went from 2,800 ft. to 5,000 ft.   Much cooler today.  The dirt road was washboard and steep in places.  We were loaded to the hilt with water.  I didn't think I could peddle a bike at 2.5 mph.   It was all about balance today. 19 mi.

11 mi. dirt

April 12 Deering Spring to Bivouac Camp in Coronado National Forest along 83, South of Sonoita.  Our best riding day yet.  Our dirt road turned to pavement about 2 miles from our camp.  The ride to Sonoita. was quick and through rolling hills.  Sonoita. had everything we needed including a restaurant, store (including an electrical outlet and water spiket), post office and bank.  The miles melted away from Sonoita. to our camp in the Coronado National Forest. 34 mi.

2 mi. dirt

April 13 Bivouac Camp in Coronado National Forest to Parker Canyon Lake.  The pavement turned to dirt again and it was slow going.  Went looking for a camp on the deserted section of the lake and found a family waiting out the noon day sun.  They were traveling north from Mexico.  They had a 1 year old baby in tow.  Times must be rough in Mexico.  I wonder how many other Mexicans pass by this lake because it is an obvious permanent water source.  Tim spoke with the leader of the group and found out that they were from Chihuahua and looking for work.  Can't blame a man for trying to give his family a better life. 12 mi.

9 mi. dirt

April 14 REST DAY Parker Canyon Lake.  Watched birds of prey dive into the lake and snatch fish from the water.  Amazing. Cindie fixed a slow leak on her front wheel.  
April 15 Parker Canyon Lake to Nicksville.  Started out the day with an uphill climb from the lake and the dirt road was knarley from there.  Then the real monster climb started toward the pass at Coronado Monument (see photos), it was my first mental test on the bike, I knew if I put my foot down I wouldn't get started again.   Luckily I made it to the top, hot but happy.  The rest of the ride was a nice down hill and a honking tail wind. 36 mi.

18 mi. dirt

April 16 Nicksville to Sierra Vista - Flat, Flat, Flat, and a nice bike path to boot. 12 mi.
April 17 REST DAY Sierra Vista.  Tim fixed yet another flat.  I think we need to stay off the dirt roads.  
April 18 Sierra Vista to just past Tombstone- Really nice riding, spent time at Buckow Cabin where a minimum of 17 murders occurred, now it is just adobe and mine ruins. Tombstone was to touristy for me but we stopped in the Epitaph (Every Tombstone needs an Epitaph) the clerk gave us some remakes of some western stories printed in the heyday of Tombstone.  Excellent reading!  (More on Tombstone, AZ) Headed out towards Gleeson (Ghost Town) on a dirt road.  I am sure that miners used this road to go back and forth to Tombstone.   24 mi.

3 miles dirt.

April 19 just past Tombstone to the Chiricahua National Monument - Stopped in Gleeson and took pictures of the cemetery and some of the dilapidated buildings including the old hospital (see photos on Ghost Town page).  We rode north up Sulfur Springs Valley and then east towards the monument.  We got to the front gate at 5:15 PM and the Park Official said that the camp ground was full and we could camp in the National Forest  6 miles away, it should take you about 20 minutes to get there. Obviously she thought I had an engine hidden some where. OH by the way, it was up hill 1,000 feet and on a dirt road.   I was exhausted and asked if we could camp in the day use area.   She said no, and I was not to happy so Tim took over the conversation.  He asked her to fill up the 2.5 gallon water bag we had.  She said that she couldn't, but we could fill up about 1/2 mile in and we better be back in 20 minutes.  There was the ticket.  We got our water alright. Needless to say it was the first time that I hid from a Park Official.  Of course, Tim was all smiles, he had done this before.   So off to sleep we went and in the morning got legal and a nice camp site to boot. 61 mi.

12 miles dirt.

April 20 REST DAY Chiricahua National Monument  - Did the Faraway Cabin Tour.   This area was homesteaded just after Geronimo surrendered in 1886.  
April 21 HIKE Chiricahua National Monument - First Hike, a beauty.  We hiked down Echo Canyon trail to Hail Stone trail, Heart of Rocks trail and lower Rhyolite trail.   I highly recommend this hike, bring plenty of food and water and don't forget your camera. 8 mi.

Hike

April 22 Chiricahua National Monument to Pinery Canyon Camp Ground.  We did the dreaded climb to the campground our elevation change was from 5200 feet to 7000 feet.   The road was washboard and the bottom near private property but once we got into the Coronado Forest the road surface was much more manageable.  The campground was one of our best campsites yet.  We had firewood and could legally have a fire and we found a spring with water so we got to have a hot shower too.  As opposed to our $12 campsite in the monument we didn't have to pay for this one. 13 miles dirt.
April 23 Pinery Canyon Camp Ground to Idlewilde Camp Ground.  We finished the dreaded climb over Onion Saddle at 7600 feet.  I always forget that going down is not any easier the going up.  The road was much rougher on the down side.  We hit pavement  about 5 miles out of Portal and sailed into town.  We stopped for a much needed lunch and headed to the campground from there.  Went to sleep exhausted. 15 miles

10 miles dirt.

April 24 REST DAY Portal, Arizona.  Portal, Arizona is one of those pleasant surprises you find on the road.  Cave Creek Canyon rivals Oak Creek Canyon in many was.  The plant diversity is incredible.  This area is known as a sky island.   The Sonoran Desert is to the west and the Chihuahuan Desert is to the east.  This area is also a mix of the ponderosa forest of the Rocky Mountains and the Chihuahuan forest of the Sierra Madres.  The plant life includes ponderosa pine, chihuahuan pine, apache pine, Arizona sycamore, Arizona oak, yucca, mesquite.  All within 100 feet of cave creek.  But what Portal is most famous for is it's birding.  It is one of the world renown spots for birding.  The most famous bird in the area is a trogon.  Wouldn't you know it that Tim saw one as we came in but didn't know what he was looking at.  The trogon looks more like a type of parrot and this is the farthest north it migrates.  
April 25 REST DAY Portal, Arizona.  Retrieved the rest of our boxes from Prescott today.  It is amazing what we threw in those boxes at the last minute.   We have enough food for a month.  I think we were going through separation anxiety.  Thanks Bill, Chris, Andrew and Scot for all you assistance with our belongings. Rode to town
April 26 REST DAY Portal, Arizona.  I think we will go birding today.  
April 27 REST DAY Portal, Arizona.  Discovered that the tent zipper didn't work anymore.  Maybe a cleaning will help.    
April 28 REST DAY Portal, Arizona.  Went birding with Frank and Robin today.   Expert birders.  Robin knew every bird song.  To name a few we saw a Red Start (picture), oriels, blue throated, black chinned, and magnificent hummingbirds, greater pewees,  and yellow rumps.  At night we went owling and saw and elf owl.   Tim nicknamed it a GI Joe owl because it was only 4 inches tall.  Saw a gray fox.

Cleaned the tent and still it doesn't work.

A skunk managed to find our oatmeal at about 3:00 am.  It had a heyday getting into the bag because it was double bagged.  Oatmeal was everywhere.

Rode to town
April 29 REST DAY Portal, Arizona.  Talked with Sierra Designs today.   Tim told them our story and they are sending us a brand new tent with metal zippers and two doors as opposed to one.  The tent will be here sometime next week.  So I guess it is time to go backpacking.

A ring-tailed cat came to camp tonight.  Tim thought it was the skunk again and it turned out to be a ringtail.  Their tail is about three feet long with multiple rings.  They are in the raccoon family as opposed to the cat family.  Tim said it looked like a big mouse.

Rode to town
April 30 REST DAY Portal, Arizona  We are sending back a large box to Indiana.  Time to lighten the load.  
May 1 Packed for the Backpack Trip.  Had to say good-by to Robin and Frank.  Good-byes are always hard but I think that we will see these two in Costa Rica.  Met Dave Utterback, he is storing our bikes in Portal and he gave us a ride up to Rustler Park, 8480 ft.  Did a day hike in the area.  It was a cold and windy night.  
May 2 Hiked to Buena Vista Peak and Camp Victoria.  Still a cold and windy day. Hiked 6 mi.
May 3 Hiked from Rustler Park 8480 ft. to Tub Springs 9000 ft..  The packs were full, the trail steep and full of downed trees from the fire of 1994.  This high alpine meadows are green and covered with flowers in some areas and charred to a crisp in others.  It has been 8 years since the fire and things are just starting to come back.  The first trees to come back are the Aspen and some of the Douglas Fir are about three feet tall.  Seeing the aftermath of such a fire really hits home and has renewed my respect for fire.  We stopped at Tub Springs for the night and finished the day with a day hike to Centella Point.  A great side trip. Hiked 6.5 miles
May 4 Hiked from Tub Springs 9000 ft. to Anita Park 9500 ft.  There was a lot of up and down and around fallen trees today, very tiring.  I was glad to get to Anita Park and stay for a couple of days.  Anita Springs was near by but a good 320 feet below the park.  Good clean water. Hiked 3.5 miles
May 5 Hiked to Chiricahua Peak at 9796 ft.  Again had to go up and over a lot of downed trees.  The trail crew should be coming through soon.  Also took a side trip to Ojo Aqua Fria Spring. Hiked 4.5 miles
May 6 Hiked from Anita Park 9500 ft. to John Hands Picnic Area 5600 ft.   Going down can be as hard a going up.  Luckily there wasn't as much burned area.  Tim and I were pretty tired when we got down and were thinking of camping near the picnic area.  As we were walking down the road a car came by and we flagged them down.  Peter and Cedric picked us up.  Peter is a Ph.D. Ecologist from Poland and is here at the Southwest Research Center (supported by the Museum of Natural History) to study the Red Start bird.  Cedric is his field assistant.  They gave us a ride to Portal.  We landed at Dave's house and took a much needed shower.  We slept under the stars and fell off the sleep quickly Hiked 6.5 miles
May 7 REST DAY - Regrouped and now are preparing for our bike tour.  We have to wait for the tent so we may be here a couple of days.  We were unexpectedly woken up in the middle of the night by first a bear going for the bird feeders and then Dave chasing him out of the yard.  The bear was tall enough to reach feeders that were 8 feet in the air.  
May 8 REST DAY - Spent the day birding and meeting the locals of Portal, Az.   We received our tent today.   Sierra Designs sent us a replacement tent because our old tent zippers weren't working.  Tim called Sierra Design and they said that they would send us a replacement for free.  They were true to their word!   They send us a wonderful tent.  I just wish that it was bear proof.  
May 9 REST DAY - Spent the day around Portal.  The waitress at the restaurant asked Tim if we had moved to Portal.  I guess that is our clue that we have been hanging around too long.  We did get our final package today so we are heading down the road tomorrow.  
May 10 Portal Az. to monument to Geronimo's surrender.  I started out the day thinking that we would make it to Douglas just 65 miles away.  The weather would tell me otherwise.  We began our ride down to Rodeo NM with the wind coming from the east.  Normally the wind comes from the south-southwest.  As the day went on the wind increased to 35 miles an hour.  We stopped at the monument to Geronimo's surrender for lunch, at least we had some shade and a table to sit at.  The wind was so strong that it was blowing our belongings off the table.  Laura from Portal Fire and Rescue stopped by and gave us another gallon of water.  As the day went on the wind increased so we decided to stay the night at the monument.  Tim stayed up all night concerned about illegal aliens coming through and robbing us.  The Border Patrol catches 10,000 illegals a month in the San Simon Valley alone.  Then morning came with no incident except for a very tired Tim. 25 miles
May 11 Monument to Douglas, Az.  The wind blew all night so it was impossible to get started before the wind kicked up.  Tim took lead for most of the day while I tucked in behind him and still it was like riding up hill.  We stopped for lunch and a rancher came by and gave us a coke.  Then border patrol stopped and asked if we wanted a ride into town.  Later on I wished we had taken that ride.  The scenery was wonderful and as I looked south I could see the Sierra Madre loom in the distance.   We were very relieved to reach Douglas and went to sleep early. 41 miles
May 12 REST DAY - Douglas, Az. Went to Wal-Mart and got our last supplies for going into Mexico.  Ran into Kim and her husband from Portal, and we traded stories about Mexico.  Made phone calls to home and prepared for the border crossing for the rest of the day.  
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The final goodbye at the Prescott Courthouse

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We made - our first camp just outside Yarnell on BLM land

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Tim working on the web site at Lake Pleasant

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Camping at a road side rest area about 10 miles south of Florence Arizona.  Notice the unreadable sign that says no camping and the "his and hers" picnic tables that we used as our beds for the night

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Our Camp at the Lost Dutchman State Park

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Cindie (at the bottom)  Looking up at a Saguaro that many birds lived in.

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Tim on the pass looking down into the Coronado National Monument.

 

INDEX #1: North and Central America
3-30-02 to 4-17-03

1North and
Central America
3-30-02 to 4-17-03

2 South America
6-3-03 to 6-17-04

3 SE Asia / China
11-22-04 to
9-15-06

4 Australia
9-15-06 to 9-15-07

5 New Zealand
9-16-07 to 5-2-08
6 Alaska, Canada, and the USA
5-3-08 to 4-30-10
7 India. Nepal, and the Subcontinent
5-1-10 to present
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(Before March 30, 2002)
Life in Prescott Arizona, USA

Cindie's Daily Journals
Life in Prescott Arizona

Tim's Emailed Newsletters (Join  List)
Good bye Letter

Other essays by Tim
About Us
Our Bicycle Wedding
Riding In Prescott
Hiking in Arizona
Favorite Bike Movies
The Great Zorr Dog
Life in a $500 RV
The Plan
Good bye Letter

 

(March 30 - May 12, 2002)
The State of Arizona, USA
Prescott to Douglas, Arizona

Cindie's Daily Journals
Cindie's Journal in Arizona, USA

Tim's Emailed Newsletters (Join  List)
Our first week Down the Road!
Enjoying Arizona
Heading into Mexico

Other essays by Tim
The Day We Left
Lost Dutchman Mine
Ghost Towns
Tombstone
Chiricahua National Monument
Portal Arizona
Backpacking in the Chiricahua Mountains
Apache Wars

Best Place to see Pictures
Thumbnail Page for Arizona Pictures

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- Pictures from the first day
- Arizona Photo Page #1 Prescott AZ - Tucson AZ
- Lost Dutchman State Park
- Arizona Photo Page #2 Tucson AZ - Tombstone AZ
- San Xavier Mission
- Arizona Photo Page #3 Tombstone AZ to Portal AZ 
- Tombstone Arizona
- Ghost Towns in Arizona 
- Chiricahua National Monument
- Portal Arizona
- Chiricahua Wilderness Area Backpack (Trek)

 

(May 13 - 31, 2002)
The States of Sonora and Chihuahua, Mexico
Agua Prieta to Cuauhtemoc, Mexico

Cindie's Daily Journals
The States of Sonora and Chihuahua, Mexico

Tim's Emailed Newsletters (Join  List)
Greetings from Mexico!

Other essays by Tim
The Problems with the Border Area Between Mexico and the USA
Paquime Ruins Casas Grandes, Mexico
Barranca del Cobre or Copper Canyon

Best Place to see Pictures
Thumbnail Page of Sonora and Chihuahua, Mexico Pictures

Full size Picture Pages

- Mexico #1 Photo Page   Agua Prieta to Zaragoza, Mexico
- Paquime Ruins - Casas Grandes, Mexico
- Mexico #2 Photo Page    Zaragoza to Col. Alvaro Obregon, Mexico
- The Mennonites of Chihuahua, Mexico
- Mexico #3 Photo Page 
- Barranca del Cobre or Copper Canyon Photo Page

 

(June 1 - July 17, 2002)
The States of Zacatecas and Guanajuato, Mexico
Zacatecas to Guanajuato, Mexico

Cindie's Daily Journals
The States of Zacatecas and Guanajuato, Mexico

Tim's Emailed Newsletters (Join  List)
Hello Guanajuato
Adios Guanajuato

Other essays by Tim
One Fine Day Down The Road
Learning Spanish at Casa Mexicana in Guanajuato, Mexico
Cindie's Car Crash: a Mexican Experience Guanajuato, Mexico

Best Place to see Pictures
Thumbnail Page of Zacatecas and Guanajuato Pictures

Full size Picture Pages

- Zacatecas, Mexico
- Central Mexico #1  Zacatecas to Ojuelos, Mexico
- One Fine Day Down The Road  State of Zacatecas, Mexico
- Central Mexico #2 Zacatecas to Guanajuato, Mexico
- Dolores Hidalgo, the Home of the Mexican War of Independence
- Guanajuato and the Mexican War of Independence
- Guanajuato, Mexico #1
- Guanajuato, Mexico #2
- Mineral Museum of the University of Guanajuato

 

(July 18 - Aug 22, 2002)
The State of Michoacan, Mexico
Guanajuato to Toluca, Mexico

Cindie's Daily Journals
The State of Michoacan, Mexico

Tim's Emailed Newsletters (Join  List)
The Great Secret of Michoacan!
Toluca

Other essays by Tim
Into the Mist State of Michoacan, Mexico

Best Place to see Pictures
Thumbnail Page of Michoacan, Mexico Pictures

Full size Picture Pages

- Guanajuato to   Penjamillo, Mexico
- Penjamillo to Patzcuaro, Mexico
- Patzcuaro, Mexico
- Patzcuaro to Cuidad Hidalgo, Michoacan, Mexico
- Morelia, Mexico
- Into the Mist Mexican highway 15
- Cuidad Hidalgo, Michoacan, to Toluca, Mexico
- Toluca, Mexico
- The Velodrome in Toluca, Mexico

 

(Aug. 23 - Sept. 17, 2002)
The States of Mexico and Morelos, Mexico
Toluca to Amecameca, Mexico

Cindie's Daily Journals
The States of Mexico and Morelos

Tim's Emailed Newsletters (Join  List)
So Close to Mexico City Yet So Far From Anything

Best Place to see Pictures
Thumbnail Page of The States of Mexico and Morelos, Mexico Pictures

Full size Picture Pages

- Toluca to Chalma, Mexico
- Malinalco, Mexico
- Chalma to Amecameca, Mexico
- Cuernavaca, Mexico
- Amecameca
- September 16 Mexican Independence Day
- Various Extra Pictures

 

(September 18 - 27, 2002)
Mexico City Area
Including the ruins of Teotihuacan

Mexico City, Mexico

Cindie's Daily Journals
Mexico City Area

Tim's Emailed Newsletters (Join  List)
Six Months Down the Road

Other essays by Tim
Looking Deep Into the Eyes of a Thief Mexico City Metro (subway)
The Velodrome in Mexico City

Best Place to see Pictures
Thumbnail Page of Mexico City Area Pictures

Full size Picture Pages

- Mexico City
- National Palace and Zocalo
- The Velodrome (bicycle track) in Mexico City
- The Ruins of Teotihuacan #1
- The Ruins of Teotihuacan #2
- Xochimilco
- Mexico City Zoo
- National Museum of Anthropology

 

(Oct.  12 - Nov. 8, 2002)
The States of Tabasco and Chiapas, Mexico
Villahermosa, Tabasco to Cuauhtemoc Chiapas, Mexico

Cindie's Daily Journals
The States of Tabasco and Chiapas, Mexico

Tim's Emailed Newsletters (Join  List)
Our Final Weeks in Mexico

Best Place to see Pictures
Thumbnail Page of Tabasco and Chiapas, Mexico Pictures

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- Museum La Venta and the Olmec Heads Villahermosa, Tabasco, Mexico
- Villahermosa, Tabasco  to Ocosingo, Chiapas, Mexico
- Palenque #1 Photo Picture Page
- Palenque #2 Photo Picture Page
- Misol-Ha Waterfall Chiapas, Mexico
- Agua Azul Chiapas, Mexico
- Tonina Mayan Ruins Ocosingo, Chiapas, Mexico
- Mexico's Day of the Dead Ocosingo, Chiapas, Mexico
- Ocosingo to Cuauhtemoc Chiapas, Mexico

 

(Dec 2 - 15, 2002)
Guatemala #1: The Highlands
Quetzaltenango to Antigua

Cindie's Daily Journals
Guatemala #1 The Highlands

Tim's Emailed Newsletters (Join  List)
Guatemala: Riding Through the Highlands

Guatemala: From Paradise to Despair

Other Pages Tim Made
Escuela de Idioma Español Utatlan, Spanish Immersion School in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

Best Place to see Pictures
Thumbnail Page of Guatemala #1 Pictures

Full size Picture Pages

- La Mesilla to Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
- The Indigenous Highland Village of San Andreas Xecul
- Climbing the Volcano Santa Maria.
- Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
- Quetzaltenango to Antigua, Guatemala.
- San Pedro la Laguna Lago (Lake) Atitlan, Guatemala
- Lago (Lake) Atitlan Santa Cruz to San Marcos Hike
- More San Pedro Photos Photo Page

 

(Dec. 16, 2002 - Jan. 6, 2003)
Guatemala #2: Northeast Towards the Caribbean
Antigua to Puerto Barrios, Guatemala

Cindie's Daily Journals
Guatemala #2
: Heading Northeast Towards the Caribbean

Tim's Emailed Newsletters (Join  List)
Antigua, Guatemala to the Sea

Best Place to see Pictures
Thumbnail Page of Guatemala #2 Pictures

Full size Picture Pages

- The Colonial City of Antigua, Guatemala. #1
- The Historical City of Antigua, Guatemala. #2
- The Active Volcano Pacaya, Near Antigua
- Antigua to Puerto Barrios, Guatemala
- The Mayan Ruins of Tikal, Guatemala
- Livingston, Guatemala

 

(January 7 - 31, 2003)
Honduras
From the Guatemalan Border to the Nicaraguan Border

Cindie's Daily Journals
Honduras

Tim's Emailed Newsletters (Join  List)
Honduras: From the Guatemalan Border to the Nicaraguan Border

Best Place to see Pictures
Thumbnail Page of Honduras Pictures

Full size Picture Pages

- Honduras: The Border to Comayagua, Honduras
- Omoa, Honduras and Fortaleza de San Fernando de Omoa
- Parque Nacional Cero Azul Meambar, Honduras Page #1
- Parque Nacional Cero Azul Meambar, Honduras Page #2
- Comayagua to Tegucigalpa, Honduras
- Tegucigalpa, Honduras to the Border with Nicaragua
- Odds and Ends

 

(Feb. 1 - 19, 2003)
Nicaragua
From the Honduras Border to the Costa Rican Border

Cindie's Daily Journals
Nicaragua

Tim's Emailed Newsletters (Join  List)
Nicaragua: Travels Through a Troubled Land

Best Place to see Pictures
Thumbnail Page of Nicaragua Pictures

Full size Picture Pages

- Nicaragua: The Honduras border to Esteli, Nicaragua
- Esteli, Nicaragua:  the Stronghold of the Sandinista
- Esteli to Granada, Nicaragua
- Granada, Nicaragua #1
- Granada, Nicaragua #2
- Volcano Masaya - Near Managua, Nicaragua
- Granada, Nicaragua to the Costa Rican Border
- Isla / Island Ometepe, Lake Nicaragua
- Ernie, The Entertainer from Jamaica

 

(Feb. 21 - March 14, 2003)
Costa Rica #1
La Cruz to Rancho Mastatal, Costa Rica

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- Nicaraguan Border to Playa Tamarindo
- Liberia, Guancaste, Costa Rica.
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- Playa Samara to Playa Jaco
- Manuel Antonio National Park #1
- Rancho Mastatal, Costa Rica #1
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Costa Rica #2
Manual Antonio to Monteverde Cloud Forest, Costa Rica

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- Frog Pond (Ranario), Santa Elena
- Santa Elena, Cloud Forest, National Park
- Sky Walk, Suspension Bridge, Canopy Tour
- Sky Trek Zip Line, Canopy Tour
- Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve

 

(April 12 - 17, 2003)
Panama
Panama City, Panama

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