Saturday, March 22, 2008

Pancakes!
For years I wanted to be able to make wonderful pancakes. But my pancakes did not hold together! My pancakes fell apart. Terrible quality!

This morning, a Pancake section was added to our Weekly Story titled:
"Cooking Simple - Spectacular Meals"

Click [Here] to go to the Pancake section.

11AM - Leaving Tuxtla Gutierrez.
The Team is heading out of the City of Tuxtla Gutierrez. We went over to say good bye to Humberto, the police guard stationed at the corner. Humberto is a really nice smiling guy, who speaks slowly, so that I do not have trouble understanding his Spanish.

Humberto had traveled a couple of times, south passed the City of Comitan and then along highway Mex #307 which parallels the northern border of Guatemala. Humberto told me that this road is beautiful, but long and twisting. "Better you should take Mex #199 north to Palenque", suggested Humberto.

Humberto told me that his home is close to his police station. His wife does not have to work, because he earns enough to support the both of them and his two children.

Humberto asked if he would be able to see the inside of my motorhome, and of course the answer was yes!
Humberto Sanchez Gomez, visiting Señorita Tioga.


12:30PM - El Centro de Tuxtla Gutierrez.
As we were driving thru the center part of the Tuxtla Gutierrez, it was clear that this is a grand and modern city. Little Mavicito rushed to capture a pano pic looking thru Señorita Tioga's window.

If you look closely, the car in the center of this pic has lost his rear end! Wow! Wise old Mr. Chips claimed that this car must have been going faster than the speed of light!

Man-O-Man! Isn't that something?
Near the center of Tuxtla Gutierrez.

4PM - San Cristóbal de las Casas.
The City of San Cristóbal de las Casas is way up in the air with an elevation of 6,899' at our location. Señorita Tioga took the toll road, which kept on going up, and up, and up, and up! We !thought that we would never reach this mountain's pass!

We have made our Nite Camp next to a large grassy field with a few horses, a couple of pigs, and a bunch of kids playing soccer.
San Cristóbal view looking out Señorita Tioga's side window.


Which way to Palenque!
The TiogaRV Team is going to visit the ruins at Palenque. The question is, do we go south toward the Guatemala border via Mex 307? Or go north, straight to Palenque via Mex 199?

Take a peek at the map below, and you may understand the dilemma here. Going the Guatemala border route, appears soooooo exciting. Who knows what adventure lies on Mex 307?! This Guatemala border route also ends up at Palenque, but Mex 307 is hundreds of miles longer than Mex 199.
Mex 199 or Mex 307 ?




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