We made it to Matehuala – about 7 hours into Mexico. We are comfortably ensconced behind the Motel Las Palmas. There are two other groups of travellers – both from BC. By Matehuala standards – a crowd. The border/customs people were picky picky this time at the Columbia crossing. New Xray machines — very large ones that move over the vehicles are in place. Passengers and pets leave to stand behind protective walls. This was after a dog and police search. Then there was a final search after the xray and another search at the 50 km point – the second border. I think they are looking for gun smugglers. But, on a positive note, because we are driving a “motor home” we get a 10 year vehicle permit and no deposit required. While on the topic of guns – at the NRA rally at the Austin Capitol, to which I referred in a previous post – I saw two interesting items – a T-shirt that read “The Second Ammendment IS my Gun Permit and better – a bumper sticker – “Pro Life – Pro God – Pro Guns”. Pro Irony?
Today’s hike around Monterrey was a polluted as ever. Really unbelievable. So tomorrow San Miguel. I hope there is room for us. Oh – Alfred – Bob’s Austin buddy helped me with the RV’s official name. Drum roll…………. Su Majestad El Príncipe Jorge Alejandro Luis de Cambridge Ontario. Olé!