May 23, 2011, 6:07 PM
Post #19 of 28
Re: [robt65] If you could take ANY route from the US to Mexico City
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Thank you so much for such a detailed, thorough response. I am seriously considering it, mostly because you have given us a couple of specific places that we can stay/eat at on the way. Sometimes it is the little things (where to stay the night?) that con make or break a trip (in my humble opinion).
We are headed to more specifically, Gustavo A Madero which is to the north and slightly east of Mexico City. (If I am recalling correctly my directions).
I feel so reassured now on our life in Mexico, knowing there are people like you around/in the country, that would offer to caravan through the interior of Mexico with a complete "stranger"! We won't be ready to leave until October, otherwise I would be taking you up the offer. If we could have our affairs in order here beforehand, I would push our trip up, but that is simply not going to happen. It will be a whirlwind around here to leave by October as it is ; )
So, to sumarize your suggestion : we cross the border and drive straight out to Matehuala and spend the night there. (Perhaps his family can meet us there?) Enjoy a breakfast across the street in the morning, drive to San Juan del Rio and spend the night there, rest up and do the rest of the trip into Gustavo Madero the next day.
My questions to you are : if his family was planning on meeting us all the way closer to the border, where would that be? I don't want to hang around the border unecessarily. They are planning on flying (so they can assist with driving)*, so I will obviously need to research where the airports are in cities closer to the border, but not ON the border. We are leaving our home state NOTB on a Monday, and plan on meeting them in MX (where?) on Friday, ending in Gustavo Madero on Sunday. That gives us plenty of time NOTB to stop for potty breaks, pit stops, park explorations for the 2 year old, steak for the husband and sleep for mommy. We will have to spend the night NOTB somewhere to time meeting up with his family, who will be (where?) near the border on Friday. So, we also need to decide which NOTB town we want to spend the night in.
*As far as driving and the trailer (tashby), I am afraid that the family shouldn't be driving either vehicle/trailer as they are in my names and will have American plates. It wuold be illegal for them to drive my vehicle, correct? My husband is a Mexican national, and both the vechile and trailer are registered in my name here in our state.
So much to consider. Thanks to all who reponded.
ETA: THANK YOU THANK YOU for the map/book suggestion, am headed out the door in 10 minutes to check the bookstore (will call first). Have been trying to decifer random maps on the internet
(This post was edited by rayitodeluna on May 23, 2011, 6:09 PM)