Jan 30, 2006, 8:44 AM
Post #8 of 13
Our friends just came up that road, they met us in San Cris on NYE. They were not allowed to use the new freeway because they were towing a 5th wheel trailer, though it is small by US standards, less than 30'. They didn't understand why but part way up they saw the reason, which I think was the place where the new road entered the old. I can't remember the details now and they are on Cozumel today. Anyway, RV's, trailers and all the trucks were still having to use the old road so unless something has changed in this last month, we would still be on the old road with the gas trucks. I'm not anxious to travel that way again. I doubt we will come across that on our return from Guatemala, as much as I enjoy San Cristóbal I prefer approaching it from the east.
Yes, interesting times. Jim Jones was the Pat Robertson of the left, he also would have appreciated that swami guy with the Rolls Royce who took over the NoCal town by moving every derelict from SF up there and registering them to vote. There are many lessons in all that, the main one being that the gullible will believe anyone who tells them they can fix it all and give them pie in the sky. Personally, I preferred the comet people. Nice and clean, no children involved and they just went away.
To keep it Mexico related, I have often thought from observing the rapid gains of the pentecostal religions among the rural poor here that they are ripe pickings for a Jymie Jones of their own. I hope it doesn't happen.
Jonna - Mérida, Yucatán