mike and i arrived in mexico today. getting to mexico has been an adventure in itself. yesterday we tried to get to monterrey but spent so long waiting for our vehicle permit that once we got it, we opted to head back to McAllen and stay with friends and do the drive today, instead. Btw, our welcome in McAllen was amazing. Here’s a shout out to Fred and Virginia who made our stay an extra pleasent one. Virginia even called the consulate of mexico, then a mexican government agency to help us sort out the papers we needed for proof of ownership the van in mexico. you need to have the registration, which i had, but there was some serious debates and grim outlooks for not having the title. we were assured our registration papers would be enough, and so far, it has been. we got the vehicle permit with no other problem than the queue delay and have not been bothered by any of the security check points. tuesday we will try to pay our tourist fee and we should be good for our exit whenever we choose to leave.
the weather here is not the best, right now, but we knew we would arrive during some of the worst. it will clear soon and the rest of our stay is forecast as beautiful! we found our campsite and our friends and expect the area to turn into a zoo as more people arrive for the new year. tomorrow we have a christmas dinner at our campsite that i am looking forward to. when the weather clears, i will take pictures and share them. our campsite is at the base of these amazing mountains but with the rain and clouds i can barely see them. as we arrived, they seemed to come out of nowhere!
as for my spanish, once again, i am humiliating myself trying to speak another language. the locals are clearly amused but i keep trying. at least we can communicate even if i sound like an idiot! 😛
Happy Holidays to everyone!! Feliz Navidad! God Jul! Wesolych Swiat!