Quality Inn Piedras Negras
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Going West out of Austin you climb up to 2,000 feet through rolling scrub and live oak and rock. It was cloudy in the Colorado valley. As we climbed it got colder and darker. One goes through the small town of Johnson City with memorials and museums to the former President. This part of the country is pretty built up, particularly Fredericksburg further West, which is surprisingly German, and Kerrville with a long stretch of homes and ...
Weather: Warm to Hot, 25C Night – 38C Day
Well what does one say about the Grand Canyon? What a, bloody big crack!
Dropping down from Utah to the North Rim of the Canyon we passed through Kanab. This appeared an appropriate time to get the air conditioner attended to. It hadn't been working since putting a smile on Gaels dial at the first burst of summer heat several days prior. After getting the unit filled with gas, which had ...
... I DID NOT GO AND SEE IT. THE TWO BIGGEST VOLCANOES IN THE WORLD ARE JUST OUTSIDE OF MEXICO CITY - THE BOTH HAVE TONGUE TWISTER NAMES THAT I CANNOT REMEMBER OR PRONOUNCE. YOU COULD VERY EASILY SEE THE VOLCANOES FROM MEXICO CITY IF THE AIR WAS CLEAR - WHICH IT IS NOT. SO MOST OF THE TIME YOU CANNOT SEE THE VOLCANOES FROM MEXICO CITY BECAUSE OF THE POLLUTION. THERE ARE ENGLISH SPEAKING ...
... was a lack of detention space, we were obligated to release them on what is known as their own recognizance."
Their perception was reality until four months ago, when a dramatic "zero tolerance" crackdown called Operation Streamline began.
The border patrol has instituted a blanket policy of prosecuting in federal court anyone caught coming across the border. Detaining people for up to six months was initially expensive and overwhelmed the prisons and ...
... It was a warehouse-style store with groceries, electronics, clothing and everything inbetween. Lots of everything, including pre-Christmas shoppers!
The border crossing is always interesting to us. We got through faster this time, fortunately, though we still stalled idling in bridge traffic for 20+ minutes. Tomorrow's post will explain some of those ...