Hot Dragon’s Breath (Conhuis, Campeche, Mexico)

There’s a dragon up there – I can see him in my mind’s eye.  I sneak around a corner and spy him – his ample girth covers the entire road and his scales glisten in the sunlight.  I’ve named him Zofuenizer – Neez for short.

Neez appears to be sleeping, but as I approach, the crotchety old geezer opens one eye to look at me.  Then his mouth gapes open, he lets out a mighty roar, and flames come hurling toward me.

All day today ol’ Neez stayed just out of sight around the next bend, sending clouds of hot dragon breath billowing back toward us.  We fought against his breath, struggling up the hills and fighting to get back down them.

We’re now cutting across the Yucatan – straight across the southern part to get to Belize.  The road is very sparsely populated, jungle encroaches wildly from both sides, and it’s hotter than blazes.  It wouldn’t be so bad if old Zofuenizer would just take a break from spewing out his hot breath.

I wonder if Bilbo might have some suggestions for us….

Kilometers today:  85
Kilometers to date:  11755

At least the birds were pretty...

At least the birds were pretty…


books by Nancy Sathre-Vogel

About Nancy Sathre-Vogel

After 21 years as a classroom teacher, Nancy Sathre-Vogel finally woke up and realized that life was too short to spend it all with other people's kids. She and her husband quit their jobs and, together with their twin sons, climbed aboard bicycles to see the world. They enjoyed four years cycling as a family - three of them riding from Alaska to Argentina and one exploring the USA and Mexico. Now they are back in Idaho, putting down roots, enjoying life at home, and living a different type of adventure. It's a fairly sure bet that you'll find her either writing on her computer or creating fantastical pieces with the beads she's collected all over the world.

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