I appreciate your concern about driving and have my reservations but at $140. X 4 =$560. I figure I can rent a vehicle for $400. and hopefully see some sights. My other concern is I hate being tied to tour groups and busses / vans for transportation. I plan on hopefully seeing some tour sites on our own, we like that more as a family. Any other comments, pos and negative would be appreciated regarding the drive and any touring on our own. We plan on 2 lazy local days and 2 touring in Placencia. Thanks for all opinions.
P.S. Thanks for the kind words on the chillies, I think they're keepers!