Thanks for the reply Kentuckid.
I would leave So. TX on or about Dec. 15, plan to spend a total of 14-20 days total. My goal is to get to Yucatan, spend a few days in Merida visiting the old haunts from my time there, maybe visit Palenque, spend a couple days at the Carribean, a couple days viewing the hoopla over the Mayan Calendar events, and then return.
Getting there, I hate going through cities, heavy traffic areas!
I will post this in Trip Planning as well. Thanks.
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