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Cindie's Travel Journal for
The States of Sonora and Chihuahua, Mexico
Agua Prieta
to Cuauhtemoc, Mexico
(May 13 - 31, 2002)

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May 13 Douglas to Mexico Km 122 - We started into Mexico today.  We had our last meal in the US at Burger King (a mistake, greasy food did not agree with me) and headed across the border.  We had to go to immigration to get our 6 month visa, then to the bank to pay our entrance fee (ouch!!), it use to be free to get into Mexico but now we pay $21 US dollars each.  Agua Prieta was the typical border town, disgusting.   We got through as fast as we could and still that wasn't fast enough.  The road was narrow and had a large drop off to the side.  I tend to grip my handlebars to hard when the riding is like this.  The smells in this town are different then the US kind like being to close to the landfill.  Although Mexicans don't know what a landfill is for, their trash is everywhere.  The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) introduced the plastic bottle to Mexico and it has ruined the country side.   Before NAFTA all glass bottles had a deposit on them and that is all they used.   We had to camp close to the road, in the middle of no where, but at least the area was clean. 30 miles
May 14 Km 122 - KM 84-  The road was winding in and out of the mountains today.  The police and the truckers are a friendly bunch they wave and ask us where we are going.  I much prefer to ride in Mexico then in the US.  The truck drivers give us the whole lane when they are passing rather than getting as close to us as possible like in the US.  As we were riding through our first mountain pass we noticed that there was a fire in the mountains we were riding to.  The road crew told us not to worry.  Well 15 kilometers down the road the fire is up to the right side of the road and has jumped to the other side.  Luckily, there were firefighters and the local ranchers in the area and they were getting the blaze under control.  Even so, we still had to ride through the smoky area.  We camped half way up a very steep mountain pass.  At first the area looked inviting but on closer inspection it was obvious that the area was used as a bathroom possibly as a staging area for illegals coming across the border. YUCK! 25 miles
May 15 KM 84 to Janos - We started out the day climbing over a high mountain pass, another white knuckle ride.  The ride down the other side was a welcome cruise.   The road leveled out and headed to the southeast, the wind was more of a cross wind then a head wind.  The kilometers melted away, I was anxious to get to Janos to get a room with a shower.  Janos is a cross roads town for truckers.  We found a hotel with hot water and spent the night.  I noticed that the Mexicans in this area do not drive the old jalopies they use to, instead they are driving around in Fords and SUVs. 51 miles
May 16 Janos to Nuevos Casa Grandes -  The road was relatively straight with gentle rises and valleys and we even had a tail wind for most of the day.   Unfortunately, this road is still the main route from Mexico City to Tijuana.   If the truckers go up the coast they pay a toll, this way they don't.  Well when the road is straight the trucks can reach some good speeds.  So we are riding along and I hear a semi truck coming and see a semi truck coming I guess they got their signals crossed because they both were trying to pass us at the same time.  I hear the brakes lock up behind us and see the semi in front of us lock his brakes up too.   The truck tires were smoking and the truck was fish tailing and I was a wailing,   OHH TIMMM!!! whew around they went. Needles to say, I was a bit rattled and had to get off the road and take a breather.  The rest of the day was like riding through Indiana.  Farmland everywhere and even cute brick houses.  The highlight of the day was Tim getting his hair cut.  Wait until you see this.  Tim said, " I don't think I have ever had hair shorter than my father ".  We spent the rest of the day relaxing in Nuevos Casa Grande. 38 miles
May 17 REST DAY - Nuevo Casa Grande - We went to the Paquime Ruins today.   The Paquime Ruins are located in Casa Grande a short 15 minute bus ride from Nuevo Casa Grande.  The first thing I noticed about Casa Grande was that there were adobe buildings melting into the country side everywhere.  The streets were clean and the plaza was pleasant.  We walked to the ruins about 1/2 mile from the square.  It was Friday and school day too.  There were kids everywhere.  Tim said that they were much better behaved then the kids in the states. Then again, Tim was Special Education.  The ruins were very interesting and the museum was excellent.  This area was a major trade center between 900 and 1340 AD.  The area was arid then as it is now and they had a sophisticated system of canals and cisterns.  They also raised Macaw in cages and used their feathers for ceremonial purposes.  
May 18 REST DAY - Nuevo Casa Grande - Went grocery shopping and did our laundry today.  Avocados are 25 cents a piece.  Bananas are 25 cents a pound and we got a half pound of goat cheese for $1.50.  OK the goat cheese is not as good as what they have in Greece but it is still good.  There are a few Mennonites in town.   The men are tall like Tim and I think some of the locals thought that Tim might be a Mennonite.  Imagine that.  The hotel we are staying at had a room of 5 men from India.  They are heading to the border.  If you think our borders are secure, think again.  People from all over the world come to Mexico to sneak into the US.  This is a main corridor to the States.  
May 19 Nuevo Casa Grande to Buenaventura -  The climb out of town was slow and I thought that we might have to rethink where we would spend the night but conditions improved and we were in Galeana by lunch time.  The weather was changing and the wind direction was changing too.  Took a siesta in the plaza in Galeana.  Finally, we are away from the semi-trucks.  The ride to Buenaventura was through farm land and very pleasant.  When we got to town we stopped at the plaza and then started looking for a hotel. We met our first American here.  They were from Sacramento and visiting their family.  Their parents were Mormon and practiced polygamy, so they were all related.  We got a hotel and sample the local cuisine.  Other than the Americans there were no tourists in sight. 52 miles

(82 KM)

May 20 Buenaventura to Zaragoza - We met an Australian couple as we were leaving and we could have talked all day.  They bought a car in Vancouver and were touring the States and Mexico.  Off we went and set out for the climb.  It started immediately and kept going and going.  Now I know why they call this the Sierra Madre.  By the top we had climbed over 2600 feet.  We limped into Zaragoza and looked for a hotel.  Tim looked for a good twenty minutes.  Finally a gentlemen from the square showed us to a hotel, we would never of found it, there wasn't even a sign.  The room was clean but rustic, it had a wood burning stove in it.  28 miles

(45 KM)

May 21 Zaragoza to Gomez Farias - We were going to have breakfast where we stayed the night but a women wanted to exchange pesos for dollars.  She wanted 9 pesos to the dollar, we can get 9.37 at the bank.  I referred her to Tim and he let her have it.  She thought that we were stupid because we didn't speak much Spanish, think again.  Tim hates it when someone attempts to rip him off.  We left in a hurry and went some where else for breakfast.  Glad we did.  We met a very nice women who made us an excellent breakfast and showed us her family album.  We even taught each other some Spanish and English.  Off we went into the wind.  The scenery was beautiful, rolling farmland.  They seem to have a problem with erosion, I think it is from to much logging.  By the time we got to Gomez Farias we were spent.   It is a lot cooler up here and we had to wear our jackets at night. 25 Miles

(40 KM)

May 22 REST DAY - Gomez Farias - We were just to tired to ride today. So we stayed put and slept most of the day.  Riding into the wind has made us think about getting down to Zacatecas.  Checked out the town, not many tourists.  
May 23 Gomez Farias to Senior Vincente Robles Ranchero -  Left Gomez knowing that we had a long day ahead of us.  We climbed through the pines, it reminded me of Prescott except for the trash everywhere.  Then we descended into another valley.  Luckily, we were going downhill because the wind was blowing so hard it could have pushed us up the hill.  We passed ranch after ranch and thought about camping.  We met Armando who was pulling an irrigation pump out of a well, he said he got his pump pulling rig from Phoenix about 20 years ago and it looked it.  Some how he kept the old thing running.  He recommended Vincente Robles Ranchero, off we went and Vincente let us sleep on the floor in his apple processing factory.  The ranch was a big operation with numerous buildings and at least 25 tractors.  We met the local help and watched our train DVDs with them. They taught us Spanish and provided the pop and popcorn we provided the movies.  It was great fun.  47 miles
May 24 Robles Ranchero to KM 14 RV Park.  We set out early and headed to the town of Bachiniva for breakfast.  We asked where a restaurant was and ended up in someone's kitchen.  Oh! the food and the people were wonderful. We had the best chili Rellenos I have ever had.  Everyone was so friendly I didn't want to leave.  We even got a tour of the 100 year old church including the bell tower.  Sadly, we had to get down the road.  Our next stop was in Obregon, and interesting mix of Mennonites (German farmers), Mexicans and Indians.  We pulled into the RV Park and it was closed we stayed anyway.  Some time today we crossed the 1,000 mile mark, not as bad as I thought it would be.  We met the owner Peter Loewen and he let us stay inside for the night.  He spoke fluent English and is a Mennonite. 50 miles
May 25 RV Park to Cuauhtemoc.  A short ride but through a busy city.   As we were heading into town we passed a house with a very large dog (Collie) in front.   He immediately gave chase and I shot to the front, to keep Tim between me and the dog.  This is always our game plan, that we rehearse often.  He disappeared behind an adobe wall and I didn't see him until he reappeared next to me.  By this time I thought we had out run him and I was in a relaxed state.  Tim immediately yelled and chased the dog, something I wouldn't do, and the dog turned towards Tim instead of me.  Tim's many years of bike riding and dog fighting paid off today.  Later, we found a hotel just before the afternoon showers hit.  Our first substantial amount of rain since we left Prescott on March 30.  Our room is on the third floor so we had to take apart our equipment from the bikes and carry everything upstairs.  After that little exercise I slept for about an hour.  Still no tourists around.  Plenty of cowboys with alligator boots and big belt buckles.  The Tarahumara Indians are about, the women wear colorful dresses and carry their babies on their back, the men are in more cowboy style clothes with sandals.  10 miles
May 26 REST DAY - Cuauhtemoc. - Sunday is always an interesting day in Mexico. We went to the plaza and watched the locals walk by.  Very interesting, everyone from families, to drunks stumbling around, kids on bikes, teenagers carrying packages, and old men listening to the soccer game.  We went grocery shopping and it is quite a delight to see what they buy.  Everything is cheaper here including power bars that sell for $1.50 in the states sell for $.60 each here.  
May 27 REST DAY - Cuauhtemoc - Got on the internet today.  It took about 2 hours to get Tim's computer hooked up to the internet today.  Luckily it was a fast connection so we could post to the web page too.  Found a laundry mat that excepted quarter but didn't think to bring any.  The son of the laundry attendant came home from school.  He was 5 years old and he taught Tim some Spanish and Tim taught him some English.  Prepared for the trip to Copper Canyon for the rest of the day.  
May 28 Copper Canyon - Divisidero.  Boarded the second class train for Divisidero, we thought that we would be sitting with the chickens but it turns out that the train was closer to first class then we thought.  The scenery was beautiful and rural.  The high we went the houses changed from adobe homes to pine homes, people here still lead a very rustic life style.  We got off the train in Divisidero and met Jim Frio from Liverpool, England.  More of a man from many places.  He had traveled all over the world and worked in places like Hong Kong and Mongolia.  Jim enlightened us about Central America and gave us a foreign prospective on the United States.  Very interesting, why is it that we as Americans don't know what is going on in the world and at the same time our country is a dominant power in the world?  On top of that Americans just don't travel as much as the Europeans do.  Stayed at a Cabanas that cost to much and didn't even have hot water or a flushing toilet.  
May 29 Divisidero - Cuauhtemoc.  In the morning we took a walk along the rim of the canyon and saw a Tarahumara Indian walk up a latter out of the canyon like he was walking up a flight of stairs.  No wonder they win the Leadville 100 race.   We decided to go back to Cuauhtemoc instead of on to El Fuente.  We didn't think that a 12 hour train ride would be much fun.  We boarded the train about 4:00 PM and arrived at Cuauhtemoc about 9:00 PM.  The train was full and armed police were stationed at the back of the train.  In years past the train was know to be robbed, I think that all the police presence has changed that.  The ride back was uneventful and pleasant  
May 30 Woke up this morning feeling like we had the flu.  We pretty much slept all day and into the night.  We decided to leave Mexico after our tourist visa runs out in 6 months.  Now there is no way that we can ride the entire length of Mexico and do all the things we want to do so we decided to take the dreaded bus to Zacatecas in central Mexico.  
May 31 Prepared for the bus ride to Zacatecas.  We left Cuauhtemoc at 4:00 PM in the afternoon and arrived in Chihuahua at 5:30 PM.  Our bus for Zacatecas left at 6:00 PM.  We stopped here and there and it seemed like the lights in the bus kept coming on.  Once when we stopped the alternate bus driver got out, opened the cargo door, got in, and shut the door behind him.  Wow, where did he go!  Tim said that they make a little bed down there.  It appeared that Tim and I were the only ones that couldn't sleep, even the children and babies were sleeping.  Tim is very attentive about our belongs and bicycles and he is watching every time the cargo door opens.  
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Cindie riding to the immigration office.  Here we go Mexico.

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This is the worst part, it is hotter than I thought it would be.

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Shooting the breeze in the plaza.

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It is time to show movies on the computer with the local family at the apple orchard.

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It seems as if the only Bandito in Mexico is time

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Tim and Cindie on the edge again: Copper Canyon

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Pedal Power

 

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

Full size Picture Pages

- 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

Full size Picture Pages

- 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

Cindie's Daily Journals
Costa Rica #1

Tim's Emailed Newsletters (Join  List)
Costa Rica #1 (incomplete)

Best Place to see Pictures
Thumbnail Page of Costa Rica #1 Pictures

Full size Picture Pages

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

 

(March 15 - April 10, 2003)
Costa Rica #2
Manual Antonio to Monteverde Cloud Forest, Costa Rica

Cindie's Daily Journals
Costa Rica #2

Tim's Emailed Newsletters (Join  List)
Costa Rica #2 (incomplete)

Best Place to see Pictures
Thumbnail Page of Costa Rica #2 Pictures

Full size Picture Pages

- Parque National Manuel Antonio, #2
- City of Santa Elena and Monteverde
- Butterfly Garden, Santa Elena, Monteverde
- Finca Ecological, Monteverde
- 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

Cindie's Daily Journals
Panama

Tim's Emailed Newsletters (Join  List)
Panama (Incomplete)

Best Place to see Pictures
Thumbnail Page of Panama Pictures

Full size Picture Pages

- Panama City #1
- Panama City #2
- Panama Canal

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
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