We continued down the road to Huatulco National Park, and after a few miles in, one of the countless stray dogs in the country ran out right in front of me. I locked up my brakes in an effort to not add killing a puppy to my list of grievances, and could feel the bike starting to skid beneath me. Fortunately, I held steady and regained control, just barely missing the pup (thanks, racetrack skills!). Once we got there, however, it turned out the Easter holiday had all the hotel prices inflated to three times their usual price. I begrudgingly sucked up the rate hike, just wanting the day to be over. With all the vegetation dead, presumably also due to heat, it wasn't even pretty enough to make up for all this stress. The only saving grace was the exotic and colorful birds that speckled the city within the park.