ok. this is NOT the tale of an Extreme Adventure, so you should only read this if you are bored at work or you already know me and am wondering why I haven't called . so I have three weeks off school ( I'm the teacher - and probably even happier for a break than my students) and just bought a new (to me) r1100gs, so why not go for a ride? riding north this time of year doesnt appeal, so why not go to Mexico? I didn't bring a laptop, so until I get back you will have to suffer with pix from the cell phone. I hardly took any photos the first five days because I was hell bent for leather to get to someplace warm by the beach - I did 2, 000 miles in 5 days- not recommended in winter, doh! and 300 miles of it was backtracking - oops.