The day started with Scott realizing he left his ATM card IN the ATM machine yesterday afternoon. Luckily we have wi-fi. A quick check on the account shows no activity and a few minutes later he had the card cancelled. We’re told that my card will still work so we can access our $$.
We meet up with Heather but she had a late night and has decided to meet us in Comitan via bus tomorrow and then we’ll all head into the rainforest.
I am really excited about our new route. I didn’t have a whole lot of love for riding to the Yucatan. No one has given it glowing reviews. While the area we’re headed toward in eastern Chiapas has been described as a wonderland.
Clouds coming over the mountains:
At first I felt guilty for not going to the Yucatan. We have traded the Palenque and Chichen Itza ruins for Tikal and Yaxchilan. While each ruin is unique, these four are all amazing, though I think it’s a fair trade. I have to accept that we cannot go everywhere and see everything. The Yucatan is one place it would be easy to come back to via a flight to Cancun.
This also means we don’t know where we’ll be for Christmas. We had initially planned to be somewhere specific. Now our home for the holidays will be wherever we end up being.
The day finished much like it started. In the process of finding a camping spot, Scott lost his mirror that attaches to his sunglasses. While looking for Scott’s mirror, I find my mirror and part of my sunglasses on the trail. I didn’t even know I had lost them. Last I knew they were on my bike. Earlier I had to push my bike through some tree debris to get to our camp spot and at one point the bike fell on me. They must have broke in the commotion of falling. What a cluster!