Regency Inn Del Rio
Travel Blogs from Del Rio
Decided to make a short trip to Del Rio to avoid the afternoon heat, turned to an avoidance of major thunderstorm with hail and high winds.
Pleasant start of the trip with 75 degrees at 7:00. No rain in site, AccuWeather showed a system in Albuquerque New Mexico headed our direction.
Richard and I met approximately 6 miles before Castroville, Tx, our meeting ...
... birds abound. Did I mention our first day here with temperatures
topping out at 102*, then waking-up to a bone chilling 48* in the
morning! Just the way that the desert has been described in it's
beauty and it cruelty in any Cormac McCarthy book. ( I just finished
his, Blood Meridian, about the eradication of the decedents of the
cavemen who's paintings are all that is left here.)
We planed for two, maybe three ...
... crossed into Mexico. When I stepped into Mexico I got really excited because now I can say that I have been in Mexico, and I can also say that I have been in every country in north America!! After that we drove to our campsite. When we were driving to our campsite we saw the new border patrol at the beginning of the dam. When we were driving past the station Dad said that once the ...
... and got a meal that would feed a family of six (how we missed the kids, they could have finished it for me), Johan had a Mexican sampler platter, again food to feed an army.
We finally made it to Del Rio, a little town on the border with Mexico. I saw a photo of a church on the cover of a magazine and wanted to find it that we could take our own photo. With very little info we set off to the old part of town. We found the border with a ...
... a beauty shop; got the works done on my hair for about 23$ - I was happy, the beautician was happy. Good deal for me and for her as well.
On the way back to America, I stopped at Crosby's bar on the main drag. I had some nachos, and margaritas. Two other gringos were there at the bar, so we had a little chat. But, the drug wars have really ...