Border Crossing into Mexico


Posted by whalerho | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 14-12-2008

We departed Tucson in the wee hours of the morning, en route for the Mexican border. The night was blustery and we didn’t sleep well, anticipating a 5AM wake up call! We all woke up quickly though and scurried about efficiently, breakfast burritos in hand.

We reached the border crossing at about 7:30AM and crossed without incident, heading to KM 21. KM21 is where everyone entering Mexico gets their tourist visas. We REALLY thought we planned well, arriving at 8AM in the morning. After all, who would be crazy enough to get up that early? Well, about 150 people are that crazy! We didn’t anticipate that all the Mexican/Americans from Arizona and California would be hitting the border for the holidays!

We entered this long line up with hopes it would move quickly and efficiently.  THREE hours later, we emerged and were back on the road, headed to San Carlos. To add to this endeavor was the fact it was a mere 50 degrees and windy. We were hoping for WARMTH when we reached Mexico but that would have to wait for our stops further south.

Ken printed these very detailed road logs for our trip from KM21 to San Carlos. One of the main reasons behind using these logs was to determine where all the “topes” were located. Topes are big speed bumps and they are commonly not marked well. Hitting one at 55 MPH in a 30,000 RV is a lot like smashing your face into a block of cement. Not fun, not fun at all! I was the copilot, informing Ken of all the twists and turns and of course, the location of each tope. We made a stop for lunch at a fabulous little outdoor taco stand (99% are outdoor) which was located in front of the prison. We picked this particular spot as it was easy to park the big rig in front. After yummy carne asada tacos and fresh coconut juice, we hopped on the “cuota” road (toll road) for our final destination for the day.


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