Pete_Tallahassee - Nice, maybe we'll run into each other. I'm taking it pretty slow. In the interest of full disclosure: $25 is not something I am yet able to do :) Hopefully further south it'll be more of a reality...
donniemac - Thanks for the tip. I'm scuba certified so maybe if the budget allows I'll get to see the best part of Belize after all.
muskeg - Thanks, got a PM from mendodave about it (that's the only reason I know). Didn't think to actually check the weather
Maybe I'll see you on the road!