Gigi and Coey

Mexico (central, southeastern, Yucatan) and Belize. 3,000 miles one way.

Hometown: 
Manchester TN & Baton Rouge LA
When did you start your travels?: 
04/01/2017
Reason for taking this trip: 
Peace and serenity :)
Why did you decide to drive?: 
To really see the land and get to know the people.
Are you also taking along pets?: 
Yes
Are you also taking along children?: 
No
What type of car are you driving?: 
We will be driving a 1999 Ford Expedition 4.6L (police package)
Did you make any modifications to your car for this trip?: 
Yes! New engine, 3-inch lift, new tires, changed out all suspension parts, brush guard with LED light bar, winch, roof rack, Yakima roof basket with extension (LED light bar, 6 4-inch LED perimeter lights, shovel, axe, and high-lift jack on roof basket), recovery accessories, dual batteries, LED interior lighting...
How did you save up or finance your trip?: 
Paid off all debt, saved for a couple years while working full time. Quit! Now living off Army retirement pension.
How long do you plan on traveling?: 
Three months for the first trip. We have a feeling that we will be going back and going further.
Where do you plan on driving? : 
Mexico (Zacatecas, Puebla, San Cristobal, Campeche, Valladolid, Tulum, Chetumal), Belize (all over). Then back to the US.
What languages do you speak? Will you learn more on your trip?: 
Spanish and Italian. Hoping to learn a little Mayan.
Do you have any advice for others who may be considering driving the Americas?: 
"We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us." - Joseph Campbell
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