Originally Posted by Johnnydarock
Hey Dave: I got the same bike and wish I was going with you. I opted for the wife and kids thing so I'll be watching you on my computer till I can go in 6 or 7 years. Have fun and stay safe.
PS...you make no mention of your route through CA so let me know if you want some highlights.
Nothing wrong going the route you did (wife/kids). That was my plan all along it just didn't work out the first time around.
Highlights would be great. Here is the route that I have planned thus far...
Cross into Mexico at Brownsville/Matamoros
South to Tampico, then to Xilitla
West to San Miguel de Allende
West to Guanajuato
South then east to/through Uruapan, Patzcuaro, and Morelia
East through Mexico City to see Tiotihuacan
Tiotihuacan was a pre-Columbian Meso American city with pyramids and ruins
Southeast through Puebla, to Oaxaca
South to Puerto Escondido/Angel
Northeast to San Cristobal de las Casas
Southeast from San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico to Antigua, Guatemala
Possible camp sites on Lake Atitlan en route
East to Copan Ruins in Honduras
Northeast to Punta Lzopo Nat'l Park and possibly a ferry and a couple of nights on Roatan Island
South then slightly east to Granada, Nicaragua
Through Comayagua, Honduras
Southeast around Lake Nicaragua
Possible detour to explore and sleep on Ometepe Island
Southeast to Monteverde, Costa Rica
Possible La Fortuna/Arenal Volcano exploration in area
Southeast to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
Southeast to Bocas del Toro, Panama
South to Boquete, Panama
Southeast to Santa Catalina, Panama
Then north to Panama City, Panama
Ultimately ending in Colon, Panama
Boarding the Stahlratte on March 2nd for ocean journey into South America