Saturday, November 24, 2012

From Campeche to Villahermosa, Parque Museo La Venta

Today is hump day...I left 24 days ago, and I will be home again in 24 days for Christmas! I can't wait! I miss my family and friends. The first 24 days got us one day away from the area of Mexico we will hang our hat for the winter. Campeche/Yucatan/Quintana Roo . We have 24 days to find a place to leave Gerry for Christmas. Tomorrow we will be in Isla de Iguada, Campeche. I think we will hang our hat there for a few days.  

We are in Villahermosa for tonight.   We have traveled 4848 kilometers since leaving home and 1464 of them since arriving in Mexico 6 days ago.   Tomorrow, after another 237 kilometers, we will have arrived.

These are all the stops we have tentatively planned so far over the winter.   

We left beautiful Catemaco at 8:00 a.m. and arrived in Villahermosa at 12:30 p.m.   The first half of the drive was on nasty roads, the second half was much much better.    As soon as we got here, we unhitched Albert and headed to the Parque Museo La Venta.    It was nice to shake off the road with a pleasant 1 kilometer walk that took 2 hours. 

We felt dwarfed by the trees.

There were a lot of very interesting artifacts.   Unlike La Jungla, these ones are the real McCoy.

I have not been able to figure out just what this little darling is yet....but there were hundreds of them!   This one kind of caught us off guard, being the first one we saw.  It just meandered out onto the pathway and walked right past us like we weren't even there.

They were everywhere!   Everytime you heard a rustle in the woods, you could be sure you would see not one, not two, but perhaps six or seven of them.

Crocodiles!   Look at how big the one at the back is compared to the one at the front.  The one at the front was probably 4 feet long, just a baby. 

1 comment:

  1. Those animals are Coatimundis.
    They are similar to our racoons.
    They will get into any food they can find.