The value of my head keeps going up !

Posted: July 7, 2012 by Central America Overland Expeditions in Expedition/Travel

Or so I would like to believe! It’s amazing the amount of times I’ve heard this week that I am going to get my head chopped off . For example, here’s an actual conversation at the gas station: Stranger ” Hey, nice truck, you look like you should be driving through a  jungle or something! ”  Me:  Thanks, I am!” Stranger: Whatcha talkbout?” Me: Yeap, I’m driving to Belize!” Stranger: You gon get yer head chopped off! ” Me: I’m looking forward to it, can’t get nothing on the open market for my head here in Augusta, Georgia. See, I’m going bald, hearing is bad, teeth missing. I figured I could get more in the Jungle. Maybe some witch doctor will shrink it and sell it to a museum.” Stranger: —–blank stair—-  Ya got me! “But tell me how do you ship your truck and when do you fly?’ Me: “I’m driving to Belize.” Stranger: —–blank stair—- “Ya got me again!” Me: ” I’m driving through Mexico and then Belize is kinda like if you live in southern Mexico you can see Belize from your backyard.” Stranger: “Oh! You gon get yer head chopped off!” Me:  “You think I’ll make CNN?” Well this conversation has played out many times this week and I’ve become quite tolerant of the comments made by those that don’t know and in a secret way enjoying giving a geographic, educational and enlightening lesson about the virtues of Central America.

The entire region of Central America is a biodiversity hotspot, which extends from northern Guatemala through central Panama. It’s bordered by Mexico to the north, the Caribbean Sea to the east, the North Pacific Ocean to the west, and Colombia to the south-east. The Pan-American Highway runs through Central America, and that is what we are taking. Like the article that appeared in the Augusta Chronicle  “A long road ahead”. According to the Happy Planet Index – an attempt to measure human well-being and environmental impact using a perplexing mathematical formula – most Central Americans couldn’t be more pleased about their situation, and I want to find out what all the happiness is all about! We would like to thank everyone for their well wishes, support and enthusiasm, as we count down to our departure. Stay tuned. B

Fluid changes, modifications and double checking , “Oh my!”

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