Hi you all, it’s me SUZY!
Wow what a group of brilliant folks I wish I knew…thanks for all the thoughts…I will print these and keep them in case I ever get to make a big trip again.
That was in 1997 or 1998…I DID carry too much water starting out and perhaps the weight contributed to a collapsed lifter and transmission problems.
The odd sounding engine had me stopping in every town looking for a mechanic between San Diego and Dallas.
I made it fine and saw some interesting shops in the back streets of El Paso and West TX.
In Dallas, ditched the car, hopped on the plane, did a heck of a lot of swimming and cooking fish over the campfire. Back in the day, Tulum was heaven and there were few gringos there. In the old days, it was a two lane dirt road for several hours of cramped bus rides…
So I’ve been going there since 1976 for just a few weeks a year…lots of changes.
What were your experiences in Tulum?
Anyway, one great thing that came out of my love affair with Tulum is that I adopted two dogs from the beach that were without owner and going to be killed …one was already paralyzed but he regained the use of his legs with rest and prednisone. He’s loyal and his sister is quite lovely looking dog. I am so lucky to have saved them.
I am still trying to find a safe place to live in the US with my dogs. …Tom and Ray…oh I love those guys and wish I could call for advice all the time.