I got to Mexico!
There are three bridges to cross into Mexico from Brownsville, Texas. I know them all. I was directed by the fellow at the hotel to go to the Gateway Bridge, when I got there it was closed. The fellow there said to go to the B and M bridge, so I did. When I got across (and paid my 3 bucks) I was told by the Mexican fellow that I couldn’t get a vehicle permit at this bridge so I had to go back across the bridge and go to one of the other bridges. So I did (and paid my 3 bucks again, and there was a big line for this and the US customs guys made me take a bunch of stuff out of my truck and checked me thoroughly and I got in the slowest line — okay that was my fault) So I checked again at the Gateway — still closed and I went to the Veteran’s bridge. Easy over the bridge (yeah the 3 bucks again). And no lines, but it did take a while to get the vehicle and personal visas needed and then there was kind of a big line to get inspected and take a bunch of stuff out of my truck again and have the Mexican fellows look at it. Finally I was off!!!!
Matamoros was kind of a blur. I was just trying not to get lost (I did once and asked for directions and boom! right back on track). I took this pic of a cute little hotel.
Then I was off on a long (and straight at first) road to Victoria. Where I saw mostly farms and the corn crop was already coming up.
Then my first stop was to buy some oranges in a sweet little town (called El Pueblito — I think). I hope I got enough! (that is $2 worth)
Then I stopped at a lake (Lago Vista) that looked like it was sort of haunted.
And finally I was in Victoria, a town at the foot of the mountains. A beautiful little city.
And remember not to worry about me as the force is with me.
Total miles for today: 175