I just got back from my trip to Honduras, Cruiser Heaven. This makes the fourth year my wife and I have gone on this trip sponsored by a church of some friends of ours. My wife worked teaching English to about 300 kids. I’ve always worked on construction in the past, but this year I volunteered to be the “gopher”, driving around Tegucigalpa to pick up needed supplies. It was a good decision, as it rained everyday, and the construction project was building a septic tank. In the past the church has rented a Prado diesel Land Cruiser for this purpose. They got one this year in addition to a 4 X 4 Mazda that I got to use. It was a nice rig with a/c, a 4 cylinder turbo, and a manual 5 speed. Comfortwise, it was similar to driving my FJ 60. Most of the driving was in the city but I did some wheeling when I had to drive some people to some remote villages which were up some pretty muddy roads in the mountains. As on past trips there were Cruisers everywhere. About the only model I didn’t see was the FJ 55. I saw lots of 40s, 45 pickups and Troopies, and tons of 70s. I even saw a convertible 70 series. (FJ 73?) Alas, I wasn’t able to get a pic as it passed me on the road. Basically, 4 X 4 driving is a way of life down there, as paved roads are mostly found in the cities. There’s at least one highway that connects the Caribbean and Pacific coasts, but I don’t think they have too many other major roads. In addition to Cruisers there are lots of Mazda and Nissan pickups which are mostly diesel. I also ran across a few Nissan Patrols and some ancient Land Rovers, including a Rover pickup.