If there is one thing I have learned from your trip reports it is that a huge pocketbook and a fancy bike are not necessary to have fun. The one thing that does seem necessary is an ability to understand some Spanish.
So here is a link to one the free US foreign service language programs.
This works good on an Apple since you can open the workbook in preview while following the lessons on Itunes simultaneously. The class is a bit tedious, but the price is right. There are a few other free classes too.
Learning Spanish is now my designated snowy day activity. Thanks for the inspiration.