First day in Mexico
Trip Start Sep 27, 2011
18Trip End May 09, 2012
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Our crossing at the Pharr bridge was uneventful, it took 20 minutes after we got to the window to secure our vehicle permit. A young woman made a brief walk through our MH, she said it was pretty, and wanted to know how much it cost and we were off. At the 100 kilometer check, 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 in the picture was in Monterrey, never saw it before, but the emblem on the front looks like it may be a Pontiac. Cute car.
The statue of St Catherine is in the town of Santa Catarina. All of the towns in Mexico have art objects displayed, so much more than in the US.
We arrived at Saltillo around 4 pm and heard a squeak as we were turning into the drive coming from the MH. Could it be the new brakes or a wheel bearing going? Bill will look further into it tomorrow.