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... out of town, but were definitely on the road. That's a good feeling. We hoped to get across the border and find a place where we could pull off and steep overnight in Hermosillo, Mexico. The trip to the border was uneventful and as we crossed, Ted got a goofy grin on his face. He really loves road trips in Mexico. Some of it is the unpredictability that always adds interest to travels, but over the years we have come to appreciate the way of life in much ...
... was out the door. I plugged Hermosillo into my GPS and headed off, in the wrong direction of a one-way street. Good start to my Mexican driving. Thanks a lot GPS! A quick correction and I was comfortably cruising down the Pan American Highway, which stretches all the way to Panama. Giddee up!
The drive was pretty smooth, only a few rough patches of road, but all in all better than expected. I kept the speed under the limit, as ...
... about gangs of banditos and drug dealers (or narcos) performing roadside murders are common, as are ones of highway robberies and fraudulent police officers. Now, I'm not one to let a little gangland warfare stand between me and one dollar Coronas, but before crossing the border, I stopped a few days in Marfa, Texas. With enough of a mix between cowboys and travelers, I assumed I would get all the good information I needed to make ...
... The bad guys are good customers in town, after all, for the supplies they need, so everybody wins. Yeah right. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that that’s how the war got started in the first place, everybody turning a blind eye as long as it was somebody else’s son carrying the gun and somebody else’s husband getting killed. Now it’s starting to hit home, especially in Ciudad Juarez and Monterey, ...
... drugs, or anything else that would get us into a Mexican jail. We shake our heads and go through. On the Mexican side there is no control at all so I pull over and ask about car permit sticker (driving a foreign car without a permit sticker can get your vehicle confiscated … not fun!). The border agent explains (twice – my Spanish ear still lacks training) that customs and car permits are located 21km ...