Monday, May 2, 2016

30 Days until departure for Central America

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     Hey everyone first off I have been horrible at keeping up to date in between trips and I'm going to hopefully do much better in the coming months!

     This next adventure had been on the list for awhile now. I have been dreaming of an over-landing trip and what better than Central America, the Mexican border is about two hours south from where I live. The rough plan is to leave June 1 take a week going down the Baja Peninsula to get to Cabo, there I will hang out with my family for a few days. The family will be down In San Jose Del Cabo for my sister who is competing in the Los Cabos Open of Surf June 8-12. We would then head up the east cape for some surfing and camping before catching the ferry in La Paz to mainland Mex. From the Mainland its basically the Pan American highway south towards Panama which is kinda the end goal of the trip.

     This adventure will be quite a bit different than any other trip I have done because of the border crossings. I have yet to deal with driving across borders much but I am pretty excited to learn the process and I think I will get it down quick with some of the experience I have. There will be 7 border crossings from California into Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and finally Panama. I have estimated the trip at being around 5,000 miles and hopefully take about 2-3 months to get there.

     My vehicle I bought about two years ago is an 1985 Toyota 4 Runner,  bought essentially for this exact purpose and the trip is finally happening! Since I bought the truck I had slowly been working on it, but in the last two months I have been wrenching on it every spare minute I have. I got an idea in my head for what I want the truck to look like and function like, pretty exciting seeing it all come together. I will be posting a blog update about the rebuild in the next few days, keep a look out for it.

     So as for now that is the update, come back next week to see the progress on the vehicle and my planning. Here is a quick route I had drawn out so far for the expedition.

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