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Posts Tagged With "Truck Repairs"

El Aguacatal, Yucatan, Mexico

Wednesday, October 29, 2003
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In the morning, we said goodbye and gave the kids a ride into San Cristobal to school. We went to an internet/phone place and organized with Noreen (Raenelle’s mom) for her to come down and meet us in Mexico. She is flying into Cancun and we will drive up there to meet her in a […]
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Field Repair – Hole in a Battery

Saturday, October 4, 2003
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What do you do when you are sitting by the truck, and you hear a sizzling sound. The truck has been off for a day at least. Hmm. Start by opening the hood and taking a look around. After a short inspection, you might see a surplus of white crystals around one of your battery […]
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Lago de Izabel, Guatemala

Wednesday, November 19, 2003
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We left our gorgeous lake this morning and headed south towards some hot springs that we have read about which are located near the largest lake in Guatemala, Lago de Izabal. We had to stop along the way to get our exhaust reconnected (2 bolts sheared off – it wasn’t anything major), although one of […]
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Marriott Hotel near Jaco, Costa Rica

Friday, December 12, 2003
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We set off early in the morning and caught an early ferry over from Peninsula de Nicoya across to mainland Costa Rica. The ferry ride was just over an hour long, and we sat in a nice air-conditioned seating area the whole way – it is very humid here, and you can’t help but sweat […]
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Monteverde, Costa Rica

Monday, December 29, 2003
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Monteverde is a beautiful little settlement at a high elevation in inland Costa Rica. It’s surrounded by picturesque pasturelands where cattle graze and fresh dairy products are produced. The main attractions in the Monteverde area are two cloud forests and a bunch of interesting species that live within them. It’s possible to do tours of […]
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San Cristobal, Chiapas, Mexico

Tuesday, October 28, 2003
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Yesterday was our last day travelling along the Pacific coast of Mexico before heading inland for a while. Just before reaching the Chiapas border (for those of you unfamiliar with Southern Mexico, Chiapas is the southernmost state in Mexico that borders Guatamala) we were stopped for about an hour due to a ‘protest’. Actually, it […]
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Update of Field Repair #1

Monday, October 6, 2003
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Well, welding the hole in the battery worked like a charm, and when we headed into the next town, we went to a mechanic’s shop and drilled a hole in the top of the battery and filled it with water. Everything was going great – but then as Robin was welding the hole in the […]
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