La Quinta Inn Eagle Pass
Travel Blogs from Eagle Pass
The drop from Leakey down to Uvalde was straight and easy. And I finally found the anchor and bell of the USS Uvalde along Main Street - all decorated for Christmas. Carl had told me that his father (Beth's uncle) had served on the USS Uvalde, a cargo ship in the Pacific during WW II. No, there is no listing on the memorial of the many crew members that served on it, unfortunately.
Tomorrow is over the Fence and into Mexico.
... from door knocking I dropped the lid on the camper and we drove down into the Monument Valley itself. We went to sleep with the shadow of one of the monuments being close enough to block out the stars. With a 4am start, Gael was rewarded with some great sunrise photo opportunities.
Our last stop in this part of the American West was to Mesa Verde to view the ancient Indian cliff dwellings. Amazing the extent they went too to live securely from would be intruders.
... GET QUITE HOT. HENCE, TOURISTS GET THE IMPRESSION THAT MEXICO IS A VERY HOT COUNTRY, WHICH, EXCEPT FOR THE TOURIST, RESORT AREAS ON THE COASTS, IT IS NOT. THERE ARE MORE VOLCANOES IN MEXICO THAN IN THE REST OF THE WORLD - MOST ARE DORMANT, SOME HAVE BEEN DORMANT FOR MILLIONS OF YEARS - BUT SOME ARE ACTIVE - THERE IS A BIG VOLCANO ABOUT 50 KILOMETERS FROM MILAQUE, AT COLIMA, WHICH IS ACTIVE AND IS A ...
... were running toward us, not away from us."
The problem was simple: The border patrol station in Eagle Pass has no jail space to hold illegal immigrants. That didn't matter when illegal immigrants from Mexico were caught, because they could be processed and then just bused back across the border.
But the procedure to return people from El Salvador or Nicaragua or Brazil is more complicated, so all that a border patrol agent could do was elicit a promise from ...
... 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 ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking