Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Plan The Plan's Planny Plan Part III

Before I began composing this post, I had a look at our planny plans from the last couple of years. I found a few interesting things.  In our first planny plan, we had envisioned visiting Thailand and Vietnam in 2011, after our travels in New Zealand.  This, of course, didn't happen due to the timing of our departure from New Zealand and the weather patterns in SE Asia.  Similarly, in our second planny plan, I had mentioned the possibility of sticking around north America until 2012 if weather patterns weren't favorable.  As suspected, our recent research on weather patterns near the equator has affected our latest planny plan.

We have decided to stick around Baja until October. Despite a small tinge of sadness about not heading into the great unknown of mainland Mexico and beyond, we are very excited about hitting all the places in Baja that we missed over the past few months.  Winter, spring, summer, and fall in Baja!  The real challenge will be securing 2 more 6-month visitor visas.  My research suggests that we will be able to get unlimited 6-month visitor visas, BUT we must leave the country and come back in each time.  That means, we will need to hit the USA border on or before May 1st, as well as on or before November 1st.  Simple?  I hope so.

We still intend to drive the Pan American highway all the way through South America.  I won't even try to suggest a timeline though.

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