How did I get here? How do I work this? Where does this highway lead to?

In my case, I was not behind the wheel of the large automobile, per Peace Corps regulations, but the questions still apply to a bit of a bizarre weekend. I can’t really say that much, except interesting times as usual. Oh, and maybe we should have realized that 2 weeks of rains would mean that the famous crystal clear azure waters of the Huasteca region would be a little muddy. The waterfalls were roaring though, and the camping in Tamasopo was very relaxing. I just have to go back, but perhaps not until October. And then we went back to the amazing crack climbing in Aculco. Fun times on top-rope and now my fingers are very tired (and my back and arms the next day).

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How is it possible to drive 6-7 hours north and find near jungle-like conditions of heat, humidity, and banana trees?

And why can I never be in a place with ripe bananas on the tree?

No waterfalls, no climbing, but slackline.

Where did Mom go? Kind of wanted one, except for how big Mom and Dad were.

Tree full of grackles

white-winged dove

great kiskadee, in name and form

Good morning! Tiny tent snails are best to wake up to.

And then the real travels began.

Aculco. The waterfall is so not the main attraction.

That's more like it. Let's get that anchor started.

Super bomber.

Extra-super bomber anchor for the awesome rappel.

Wheeeeeee... or is it Aaaaaaaaaaa... and then the best part is you get to climb back up!