My friend, Gwen, and I had a road-trip adventure together in May of 2014. The ’98 Jeep parked in Houston ever since Mike, my husband, had left there in April to go and work in Kuwait for a couple of months, needed to be driven down to Mazatlan. I asked Gwen to meet me in Texas and play co-pilot and navigator.
Since it was to be my first time driving through Mexico, I wanted company. And since she said enthusiastically agreed, we decided to add a few days to the trip and explored San Antonio, Texas first for a couple of days, then made stops in Eagle Pass on the border (for the night), Torreon, Mexico the second day (for the night), and then Durango, Mexico for two days.
We reached Mazatlan on June 1st, after getting a flat tire about 40 kilometers out. It was fixed by a very nice Federal policeman (see picture) soon after it happened in 104 degree heat (phew). We were slightly panicked by that time and yet, afterwards, we congratulated ourselves on our “most excellent adventure” that will be told and re-told to our (eventual, hopefully) grand-children.
We rested up for a night then flew to Mexico City for two days.
This was all after nearly a month in Calgary and Vancouver, BC, catching up on business and personal stuff, and visiting my two sons, Tim and Simon.
It was a VERY busy month.
Here are a few pictures from Gwen and Susan’s Excellent Adventure:
Photo by Gwen Ysselmuiden
Durango, Mexico Cathedral lit up at night.
New Durango Highway Baluarte Bridge.