serene beach at the east end of Roatán Island... well, serene if
you're not afraid of lizards.
August , 2011
Mississippi Delta, Southeast Louisiana, the Yucatán
Peninsula, Belize, Isla Roatán.
2009 Grand Caravan & the Norwegian Spirit
First time for Scott and Andrew in México, new furthest South (but
barely), first time in Central America, first cruise, first Mesoamerican
Scott, Jessica, Andrew (and
NOT Hurricane Irene)
Erato Street Terminal;
QR Costa Maya;
Coxen Hole; Belize City,
San Miguel de Cózumel, QR.
Day 1: Drove to St. Louis and then down to West
Memphis, AR. Day 2: Enjoyed a leisurely drive
through Mississippi along the Natchez Trace, shopping in Metairie, LA,
and ending the day in Kenner. Day 3: Headed
down to New Orleans, enjoyed the River Walk and Quarter, and then
boarded the Spirit, sailing down the Mississippi and out into
the Gulf. Day 4: Enjoyed life on a cruise ship
while at sea west of Cuba. Day 5: Spent day in
the Costa Maya area, exploring the Chacchoben Ruins with a guide.
Day 6: An adventurous day in
Roatán, Honduras, punctuated by a relaxing beach. Day
7: Drove around the wilds of northern Belize
and saw howler monkeys. Day 8:
Landed at Cozumel and took a ferry to Playa del Carmen, drove south to
Tulúm, and barely made it back to the ship. Day
9: At sea, watched brilliant
thunderstorms over the ocean. Day
10: Back in the U.S.A, enjoyed the Quarter and Barataria
and then headed north to Vicksburg. Day 11:
Meandered north up the Delta to Memphis and then trekked home via St.