JDowns - Thanks for the kind words. My primary research as to where to go and what to see came from mining your ride reports
I'm very interested in the dentist you went to visit in Guatemala. I haven't been to the dentist now in 15 years and it may be time. Can you please PM me his details?
So far I've managed to avoid the worst of the "atmospheric river" (through no fault of my own). Looks like I'm staying just ahead of it.