I'll echo all the positive comments that have been posted to this ride repot. It's been awesome!
I do have to say that you're a real jackass for heading north. ;-)
The worst part about your u-turn is that I can no longer refer my friends and family to your ride report for details of what I've been up to. So much for posting vicariously...I guess I now do really need to start my own ride report.
Safe travels home and post the pics from Palenque!
All the best,