I appreciated your response over on AdvRider. I figured I'd look over here too, but it seems my trip is too mundane for these folks. As to why stop in Veracruz, I'm traveling with two other guys who have more restrictive job situations than I do. They are self employed (contactor & attorney), so "no workee, no payee". Plus, I'm taking the wife to France in June for a self guided canal cruise, so thats time that has to be accounted for as well. I already spent a week in Mexico in January, so I'm eating into my 5 weeks of vacation.
I will, however look into San Cristobal.