Read and rate Travel Journal Entries for Coahuila de Zaragoza, Mexico
Dec 2, 2011 - Saltillo Mexique
Nous partons en direction de Saltillo et nous avons passé la frontière sans aucun problème. Un agent a inspecté notre véhicule et ce fut o.k. jusqu’à notre arrivée à Saltillo. Nous prenons un camping à l’hôtel Impérial dans la ville de Saltillo. C’est la 2e fois que nous couchons là et il n’y a pas de problème à nous rendre. Il fait beau et finalement nous passons 2 jours. Nous allons recharger notre clé USB, chez Telcell afin d’avoir internet dans notre véhicule en tout temps. Tout se fait correctement. Nous prenons les grandes artères...Jump to full entry
Aug 8, 2010 - Heading North...
Saltillo, Coahuila (4 hours from the Mexican-American Border) Making decisions is something i constantly struggle with. Why should today be any different? I arrived in Mexico City after a 6 hour bus ride from Cordoba (the women's group). Just outside of Mexico City there is a spot where all the train lines going through Mexico converge before heading to different regions of the border. It's called Lecheria (Milkery). It is a huge area and considered to be unsafe. You must be surprised, right. I am anxious to go there to try and find...Jump to full entry
Aug 8, 2010 - Questions...
My days revolve around bathrooming. You always have to plan. You may wait a few extra minutes before hitting the streets, just in case... It´s essential to know where there´s a reliable bano. You never know when it could come in handy. What I am still dumbfounded by is how Hondu does it. Or, perhaps, more aptly, where and when? The majority of migrants have no money, small bags, if any, and sleep on the train tracks. I don´t hear Hondu asking his friend for TP. Heck, I don´t even see any TP. I don´t see them running off to address their...Jump to full entry
Feb 15, 2008 - Saltillo
Friday February 15…11:40pm Woke up this morning feeling great! Stomach better, and slept like a baby. Well, except for the truckers coming and going. But even they were not bad considering it was a busy truck stop and it was open 24 hours. Anyhow, bottom line is that I feel fine! We had to drive through the tri-city area of Lerdo, Gomez Palacio, and Torreon this morning, so I wanted to make sure we left after the morning rush hour. And good thing we did! What a mess it was driving through there. We didn’t get lost or anything, but the roads...Jump to full entry
Dec 16, 2007 - Mexico...by mistake!!!!
Got up early this morning and Steve is feeling a bit better so we drove down to Del Rio to visit Amistad Lake. Didn't have breakfast because it is only on a Saturday morning!!! Anyway, the weather was gorgeous again and not windy at all so we set off. An easy route straight along the SH90 to the Lake...or so we thought until we ended up at the Mexico border crossing with no way to turn round!!! Into Mexico we went and thought we would just turn round and come straight back but the traffic queue to enter the USA was 2 lanes for 2 miles!!! I...Jump to full entry
Nov 27, 2007 - Sabinas
The drive to Sabinas was beautiful. I don't know what Sierras we were driving through but the rock formations were huge. They were tall like the Rockies but older as they were rounded and not sharp. We are boondocking tonight. Ed thought there was a Pemex with parking in the back near Monclova but he wasn't sure so Rich looked at Google Earth and found a large baseball diamond in Sabinas with a big parking lot. We arrived and uh-oh they were repaving. We parked along side the parking area and set up for our final Margarita Party. Kids from...Jump to full entry
Nov 25, 2007 - Saltillo
We left at 8:15am for Saltillo and crossed The Tropic of Cancer ...this time away from the tropics. The wind last night kept my RV rocking and was still blowing hard as we left. It kept up for about 150 miles. The landscape is looking more and more like south Texas except for the Sierra Madre Occidental Mountains. Joshua trees were as far as I could see on either side of the road...I slowed down and took a picture out the window. We had two military stops...one waved us through and the other pulled Rich and I over and looked in Rich's RV...Jump to full entry
Apr 5, 2006 - Day 42 - Back in the USA!!!
The Mexican border town of Piedras Negras is across the Rio Grande from the American town of Eagle Pass TX. Enroute I was pulled over at a Military checkpoint for a much more thorough inspection then any I had encountered in Baja. At the border there is no checkpoint on the Mexican side (just a $42 peso exit-toll [cuota]). On the American side I was again pulled over (do I look guilty?) for an even more thorough inspection. Patience, Gary, patience. Finally granted permission to enter. YEA!! A six week trip covering 2500 miles. Quite an...Jump to full entry
Dec 25, 2005 - Christmas
Well they dont celebrate Boxing day here so its just a day like normal with everyone except me going to work. I spent Christmas eve at Olgas house with her extended family. We ate Christmas dinner (Turkey, Sausages, Pasta with pineapple and Tequila) around 10pm and everyone opens their presents after midnight. Got home around 4am and had a few hours kip before waking up for my Crimbo phone call to my family back home. For Christmas day I went to Juanas family home about 30 minutes away from Monterrey. Had another Christmas meal (this time...Jump to full entry