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Mar 24, 2011 - Preparandonos

Despues de algunos contratiempos, como el que no encontrabamos reemplazo para mi gordo en el trabajo y que nos salio una entrevista de trabajo de ultima hora pues ya estamos listos ahh y por si fuese poco eran las 10 de la noche y no habiamos impreso nuestros pases de abordar horror de horrores, la desesperacion, el enojo y finalmente la solucion. Jejejeje Peripecias que da la vida.

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Jan 31, 2011 - Fun in the Sun in Harlingen

Hi family and friends. Sorry it has been so long since the last journal entry. We have been busy having fun...you know it IS hard work sleeping late, going to baked potato dinners, dances, bingo, swimming, biking, walking, visiting Mexico.....but face it, somebody had to do it! It might as well have been us! The economy is so depressed in this part of Texas, they are truly blessed to have all these Winter Texans staying here and spending money here; even if it is for only a few months each year. We are having a Super Bowl party with Pizza...

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Dec 20, 2010 - Monterrey, Mexico

I left my truck and trailer in McAllen, Texas and Laura and I took a bus to Monterrey, Mexico. Monterrey is the third largest city in Mexico after Mexico City and Guadalajara . There are more than one million people in the city and 3.7 million including the surrounding area. It was founded in 1596 as a trading outpost between Mexico City and the USA. It is the capital city of the state of Nuevo Leon. Monterrey is one of the hottest cities in Mexico with temperatures in the summer being at more than 35 degrees (95F) for three consecutive...

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Jan 24, 2010 - Linares

Woke up to a guy singing in the shower in the next room. He was actually quite good...I felt like I was at the opera. We each decided to sing our own songs in the shower (no, we weren't in the shower together). Bill sang his latest song from a guy on American Idol, "Pants on the ground"(see youtube site below), I sang "I Feel Good"...not sure what Danny sang. Crossed the border, got our visas and paperwork for the car...then off towards Monterrey. What a huge city, you couldn't even tell you were in Mexico. Stopped for lunch at one of many...

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Mar 29, 2009 - Allende, just outside of Monterrey

Sunday March 29…9:45pm We left Matehuala at about 8:15am, and drove north on the Mex 57 highway. This is a four lane highway, through a desert area. For the most part, it was in good condition, and we averaged 80 kmh (50 mph). Lots of truck traffic, but because it was a Sunday morning it was pretty quiet otherwise. To avoid the major city of Monterrey, we turned left on Mex 31 towards Linares. All of the maps call it Mex 31, however the road signs all say Mex 58. This is slightly confusing, however it is the only road going to Linares...

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Jan 22, 2009 - What have we been up to?

So what have we been up to since our last blog? Well, let’s see… Birding, birding, and more birding, interspersed with dinner with friends, cocktails with friends, meeting new friends, and more dinner with friends. And of course, physical therapy for my shoulder three times a week. We also took a day trip over to Nuevo Progresso, Mexico, so Fred could have some dental work done. Our friends, Greg and Barb Jones went with us. While Fred was at the dentist, the three of us went shopping for drugs (cheap and available without prescriptions in...

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Jan 7, 2009 - Around the Valley and Across the Border

It ended up being a busy week in south Texas. After a few days of doing a lot of nothing, we headed to the Don-Wes flea market in Donna, Texas with Fred and Jo Wishnie on Saturday. The market was fairly large and there were a few vendors who sold some nice things, but others seem to be selling junk - as in junk we got rid of when we sold our house and weren’t interested in re-acquiring. We walked up and down that many lanes (one named Casey) and while Barb and Jo looked at clothes I stood in line for the mini donuts prepared fresh. They...

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Jul 8, 2008 - Last night in Mexico

As you can see by the clouds, weather was threatening rain or drizzling most of the day. This motel is along the tollroad from Monterrey to the US border. The toll costs almost $20 but the "libre" (free) road is full of potholes, villages, and construction. Between the motel and the toll, I spent more money per mile here than on any other portion of the trip. But this hotel is up to US standards and at that point in time, was worth the money. In Mexico there is a definite choice in highways. The tollways are generally in good condition and...

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Feb 17, 2008 - Garcia Caverns

Sunday February 17…8:30pm Up around 7am this morning and got Sherman ready for the road again. Used the electricity to do a quick vaccuum, and emptied the holding tanks and filled the fresh water. We’re happy campers again. Uneventful drive of about an hour and a quarter took us the the entrance of the Garcia Caverns (Grutas el Garcia). Actually, not totally uneventful. We’ve driven on some bumpy roads during our time in Mexico. This one wasn’t even that bad. But we heard something fall when we were close to the destination. When we went to...

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Feb 10, 2008 - Our trip to Monterey Mexico

We began our trip by boarding a bus and traveling to Monterey. Our first stop was Horsetail falls. It is a very beautiful waterfall and it does look like a horsestail. We took a horse drawn buggy up to the falls and then climbed the steps up to the falls themselves. At the top and bottom there are stands where you can get drinks or food. It was a delightful way to start our trip. After Horsetail falls we returned to our hotel and had the evening to ourselves. Ray and I walked over to the shopping area and had supper in a small place on a...

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R & J travels

Feb 11, 2007 - Saltillo Mexico

We were organized into groups of 8-9 rigs each, with a group leader, a tail gunner and a trip log. The trip log was very detailed and intended to make sure we all found our way. The first day we drove to Saltillo, about 200+ miles from the border. Our border crossing was smooth and we were on our way. 8 hours later (do the math: we were very slow - lots of slowing down to make sure we were all more or less together, stops to re-fill fuel tanks, have lunch or whatever, and no real issues with getting lost -- just slow.) we pulled into...

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Dec 17, 2005 - Monterrey, Mexico

Decided to fly across to the other side of Mexico to Monterrey, its third largest city with 4 million people. Stopped in Mexico City for fuel. Mexico city is massive. Has 25 million people and about 4 trees. Upong arriving in Monterrey I went out on the town for the first night with 2 Mexican doctos who are my new friends. Am looking to see if I can rent a cheap place so I could stay for a while but its pretty hard work searching round so thats why Im here on the internet! Just been driven around the city by Cesar, a Mexican guy I met on...

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