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Llegue a Saltillo a las 19.40 despues de un buen vuelo en un avion chico de la linea Aeromar, estaba cansada pues habia salido de Villahermosa en Tabasco en la peninsula de Yucatan en el vuelo de las 8.50 de la maņana llegando a la ciudad de Mexico, parada obligada para hacer la conexion, a las 10.20am! Por suerte al volar en Aeromar, tuve la gran …
... being mined and piled and moved and burned. There were coal fired power plants and steel mills. I was in shock. Where I expected a small country town I found a bustling industrial city pouring pollution into the sky.
Then out onto the high arid plateau again -- and south in a straight line until a wall of hills. Finally had some motorcycle fun, winding up and down the mountains for a while til I dropped into a ...
The visit came to an end and we drove back to Lake Chapala. We got stopped by the Mexican authorities 3 times on the way home. Police and military check points are typical in Northern Mexico since most of the drug activity and weapons smuggling happens here. We were treated well and they never searched our truck. And we never ran in to any violence, as is rumored all over the U.S. We had a nearly 11- hour drive over smooth modern highways, which we chose to take ...
... they waved us right through.
In Monterrey, we ran into some construction where they split the westbound lanes with the left 2 being express lanes, we went left knowing that we did not want to stop. Without us realizing when it happened, a couple of lanes of eastbound traffic were routed between the westbound lanes. Everything is different in Mexico.
We see a lot of smaller cars in Mexico made by American car makers that are just not available in the US. The one ...
... no funny graduation hats and only the teachers and a few graduates wore robes. I found out that only the masters graduates wore them. There was the usual legthy speaches (I think it may have been easier to make through since i had no idea what he was saying because i could pretend it was extreamly interesting and enlightning...hee-hee) and then each graduate went up when thier name was called and the masters students recieved sliver hoods with a ...
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