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Hitting The Gringo Trail

My Gal and I are getting ready for our fall migration, in search of the foods of the Gringo Trail. The Gringo Trail is a loosely defined path that leads through central america. The most defined part of the trail leads down from CanCun Mexico through Belize to Tikal Guatemala, then following the coast to the Bay Islands of Honduras. A spur line of the trail goes to Antigua and lake Atitlan in Guatemala. Some would also argue that the trail originated with the famous green turtle bus that plied the pacific coast from San Fran to Puerto Escondido.

We will be driving a Cadillac to Fort Lauderdale where we will hang out with a diver friend of ours, then fly with Spirit Airways to San Pedro Sula. We will then hop a bus bound for Trujillo where columbus first set foot in America. It’s also where the American filibusterer William Walker landed, (and was executed). It is also a great jumping off point for a visit to Guanaja, the third of the Bay Islands.

Guanaja was almost leveled by Hurricane Mitch, but is now slowly getting back to normal. We have quoted a solar installation there at a safari camp. Then we will either hop a fishing boat to Roatan or back track to La Ceiba and take the yacht to Utila. We have a salesman on Utila, Andy Phillips is a very well respected member of the dive community, and we’ll spend a little time there before heading to Roatan with Vern on his sailboat! then we will idel ourselves for our true tropical vacation! All the while keeping an eye peeled for a new retail space! Of course the Gringo trail extends itself right around the world!