I'll try to get the next installment going tonight, and maybe start indexing the salient points. Django - good call on the loot. I like to change pesos at the border, and use pesos the whole trip. Some of the bigger towns can handle plastic in certain places (Loreto, Mulege, San Felipe, La Paz, Los Barriles, Todos Santos, etc.) but you're better served using pesos, especially when you get waaaaay south, and waaaaay off the beaten path. Insurance - get Mexican insurance before you go. It's basically your bail bond in case of an accident that you can't ride away from. You are guilty since you are the visitor. That's the way it works. More in a bit.