Finally, El Tajin
Trip Start Jan 04, 2008
27Trip End Apr 01, 2008
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As I said before, El Tajin is an important archeological site and covers a large area. The most important structure is the 365 Niches Pyramid.
Terry and I walked around a good part of the structures and I was pleasantly surprised that my normally aching back and legs let me do as much as we did. The McGregors went on a little farther than we did and the kids had a good time climbing on the few structures that allow it. All of the taller structures have signs posted saying not to climb them, both for safety and not to perhaps damage the structures, as well.
Then we also browsed some of the shops and Terry purchased a really nice white Mexican dress shirt (sort of the same style as the Philippino shirts) for about US$12 and I got a light-weight sort of 'peasant' style blouse for about US$10. Terry has worn his a lot more than I have mine.
Also, on the way back, we stopped at a roadside stand to buy tangerines and oranges. Fruit is one of the few things that are still great bargains. We bought 50 oranges and 50 tangerines (both of which were delicious) for only about US$5.!!
In the last couple of days before we left the Emerald Coast, a group of four RVs and then a caravan with 22 RVs arrived at Alba Yuri's! It was fun watching them all maneuver and fit themselves into the spaces. They really filled up the park. Unfortunately, all those extra RVs really drained the already weak electricity, making it difficult for most of us and some RVs didn't even plug in and preferred to boondock.
For those of you that don't know the term 'boondocking' as we RVers use it, it simply means to camp without using any external hook-ups to electricity, water or sewer and only using the generators and tanks onboard the RV, etc. Many RVers have extra generators and/or solar panels to be independent from needing outside sources.
Where I stayed
Trailer Park Alba Yuri