Laptop computer goes ka-blewy.

Trip Start Jun 21, 2008
Trip End Sep 03, 2008

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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

What the heck???  I love technology, itīs supposed to love me back...right??  Well, it did love us for awhile but now itīs dead...Iīm not sure if itīs the hard drive or the motherboard but it turns on for about a few seconds and then just doesnīt even boot up....I hope itīs the motherboard so we wonīt have an issue recovering data between our last online backup.  The good thing is that itīs still under the Lenovo warranty (they send a technician to your house to fix it) but I guess all of the bouncing around and vibration finally did it we have no other choice than to go old school baby!! 

So in our case, old school means that weīll have to blog offline (yep, paper and pencil) and update the travel blog when we get home.  It also means that weīre without our GPS mapping software, so now I spend the evenings tracing maps onto paper and writing down travel notes, mileages, and the chronological order of the towns and villages that we have to connect through, and mounting this to the top of the tank bag so I can read it while on the road. 

Itīs actually kind of fun doing things the old fashioned computers, no electronic maps, no cell phones, no communications...just us!!

So what does this mean?   Well first off, no more blog entries until we get home...I know!!!!  Secondly, we really wonīt have much communication with the outside world until we cross the US border and turn on the cell phone.  So to be on the safe side, hereīs our itineray for the rest of the trip.

Aug 19 - Roatan Honduras to Copan Ruins, Honduras
Aug 21 - Copan Ruins, Honduras to Tikal Ruins, Guatemala
Aug 23 - Tikal Ruins, Guatemala to Corozal, Belize
Aug 24 - Corozal, Belize to Palenque Ruins, Chiapas, Mexico
Aug 26 - Palenque Ruins, Chiapas, Mexico to Xalapa,Veracruz, Mexico
Aug 27 - Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico to Guanajuato, Mexico
Aug 29 - Guanajuato, Mexico to Zacatecas, Mexico
Aug 31 - Zacatecas, Mexico to Durango, Mexico
Sep 01 - Durango, Mexico to Chihuahua, Mexico
Sep 02 - Chihuahua, Mexico to Tuscon, Arizona
Sep 03 - Tuscon, Arizona to Ventura, California

So if you know your geography, you know we have to become road warriors!!  And yes, we will upload our blog entries when we get home...sitting in this little internet cafe typing on a spanish keyboard is for the birds! Time to log off and go out and explore!!...see you all soon...Stateside!!
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schowe on

No technology, ey?
Well, if you guys were really hard core, like in the Motorcycle Diaries, you'd ditch 'The Mighty One' and do the rest of the journey on foot. I'm just sayin'. Just don't come back citing passages from The Communist Manifesto, that wouldn't be cool.

julieferrell on

See you soon!
We are glad you guys are headed back to Ventura to share your exciting adventures with us face-to-face! There has been some exciting stuff happening here while you've been away, too! See you soon, and have a safe trip back!

julie and miles

lisamckinley on

I'm so excited!
I am looking forward to giving you BIG HUGS!

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