Jun 10, 2011, 6:15 AM
Post #5 of 11
We were planning to drive back to Maine this year for the summer and return by car in the fall and make this our new program going forward instead of flying. We stopped in Guanajuato -San Miguel to convoy with two friends who regularly drive to Texas to give workshops on building with compressed earth blocks. The day before leaving on our drive our friends decided to fly due to border violence at Nuevo Laredo. We called another guy who used to drive over regularly, a former police officer in Leon, he has also stopped driving. We checked the blog contributed to by former border patrol officers who update conditions daily, M3report http://M3report.wordpress.com
We made a tough decision to leave our car and pop trailer and fly back, smuggling our slightly heavier than allowed cocker spaniel under the seat. We parked our car in a friend's garage, a few days later it was broken into and everything we were unable to bring on the plane stolen and the rear window broken. Hard to say whether we would have been better off going for it, gangs had been using cars as barricades that week in their battle with a rival gang and the military.
My question to the forum is, are any of you driving across the border to the US and if so where are you crossing? I am thinking it may be worth the additional miles to cross at Tijuana.
(This post was edited by Rolly on Jun 10, 2011, 7:33 AM)