Today (Tuesday) we cross the border.
We spent the night in San Antonio which is 155 miles from the Columbia Bridge crossing. So far, we don’t expect any flooding like last time. 🙂 I always pictured Mexico being flat and desert looking but our trip this summer proved otherwise. Within a couple hours of getting into Mexico we will be high up in mountains. The plan is to get to Saltillo and spend the night. Saltillo has hotels and restaurants and is a good stopping point. Then, on Wednesday we will be driving the final leg of our trip to reach Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico.
Whew! This state is big. We figure you can put the state of Rhode Island inside Texas 257 times -it’s true, we googled it. 🙂 One highway travels 800 miles across the state. 800 miles!!!
But we enjoyed a delicious lunch. I had my first Sonic burger and cherry limeade in January of 1998 and have been in love ever since. 🙂
The last time we drove through Texas we stayed mostly on the major interstate, but this time Mikee opted to drive a route that was more direct but is more of the small litte state routes kind of road. There is a lot of open land available. (we saw a sign for 14 acres of land for just $750 down. it has a lot of trees and would provide enough firewood for life …or you could start your own toothpick business) On this land are large ranches with cattle dotting the landscape or rv trailers that people live in full time or oil wells churning up and down. The towns are small (we passed a sign that said “population 471”) and schools are done by county. The high schools are very new looking with huge football stadiums. The roads do not have streetlights and are very dark.
Not much to say that’s interesting -we were churning out miles. The kids are doing great. Especially considering how tightly we are all packed into the car. We have every single inch of space used. When we stop to get some food, we have to dispose of the trash from that food asap. There’s not even room for a Sonic wrapper. 🙂
Not sure where and when we will have wifi the next couple days but we’ll be back in touch as soon as we can. Hopefully the wifi is all set and waiting for us in our new home.