March 27, 2018
We woke up early again and had breakfast at the hotel, then did some last minute shopping. We then went to San Rafael to have a last coffee and chocolate. We all bought coffee beans and chocolate powder to take home and then went back to the hotel to wait on the tuk-tuk we had ordered for 10:15AM. He first picked up CIndy and me, then went back for Tony and Laurie. The bus station was only 5 minutes away and much smaller than the one in San Pedro Sula, so it was easy to figure out what to do. Our bus was to leave at 11:00AM, but actually didn’t leave until 11:30AM. They wanted our passports before we boarded and opened our carry-on bags. I assumed they also looked in our checked bags, too, but am not absolutely sure about this. The trip would take between 4-4-1/2 hours, but there was much construction on the road and there were times that we stopped for several minutes waiting to go around construction. In addition, there were lots of tractor-trailers on the road and it was slow going through the mountains. We had hoped that construction would not be taking place on Holy Week, but we did not get our wish. We arrived in San Pedro at 4:00PM. Cindy had called our driver, David, and he was waiting for us. We arrived at the hotel (Casa Blanca) at about 6:00PM and wet straight to dinner at the little coffee cafe next door, then back to the room for Cuba libres and canasta for now just Tony and Cindy.