The Tecate crossing is also a good way to go, from Yuma keep going on I-8 and after the grade there is a turn out at Jacumba, gas station exit keep going on 94 past Campo and Potrero until you reach the turn off fo Tecate, after crossing you will go South four blocks turn left go one block turn right this street leads to Carretera Federal No 3 that goes to Ensenada and Rosarito and points South, you avoid all the trafic of big rigs going and coming to Tijuana, it is the scenic route and there are wineries.
The return can be the same.
mlts22 did the frozen food taste of smelly jeanns? or did the jeans taste that good?
Inquiering minds want to know!
We use a laundromat and before that I had a paint bucket with a lid that I placed the cloths and some detergent, tied it to the roof rack in the morning, threw the used water out at lunch time placed clean water and final rinse at dinner hung on rack ladder overnight, clean cloths by morning.
Got rid of the stick house summer of 2007, started fulltime then, retiered December 2007, wife retiered June 2008 and never looked back we have a pad in the desert as a recidence and have Escapees for mail forwarding, home is where the supper dish is.
There will be more marches and protest in the coming months, vehicles with Canadian or US plates will not be bothered and will be redirected away from the areas of unrest, the general population in Mexico are noble and will help a foreighner stay out of trouble.
The Secretario de Educacion is not interested in education or the teachers, he has instituted tests for weeding out the bad teachers and is more of a political figure than an educator, the teachers want to have a dialog with him and he is refusing to do so, it will take some time to resolve hopefully by the time that all the snowbirds that come to Mexico start arriving, time will tell.
Home is where the supper dish is acording to Snoopy, been travelling since 1963 in a tent trough Europe,travelling in a converted VW until 2001 when we purchased the C and full timing since 2007 both retiered, happy as can be having the freedom to do what we want and go where we want to go.
What ever people think of us does not matter nor do we care, we are the ones enjoying la vida loca.
Out west we have flash floods, it can rain in the mountains miles away and a couple of ours before, and the unknowing will try to ford a wash or arroyo, seems easy enough the water does not look to deep, what thdy do not know is that there may be no pavement under the water and maybe a half a foot of water rushing by.
The vehicle or persons are swept away very fast, found miles down stream, never cross an arroyo or gully or wash and be aware of rain in the distant mountains.
Soccer known to the rest of the world as Football, is played with the feet, the ball is only handled by the goal keepers inside the field and only handled by a player when it goes out of bounds.
A person can play footbal with any size round ball and a group of persons, kids also can play and even two stones can deliniate a gate for the goaly to watch, specal equipment any round ball yust about any size.
American football (should be called SLAMball) needs a special pointy ball, and the players tend to carry the ball with them rather than kicking it arruond, they also stand arround a lot, this balls are hard to find and expensive for a lot of children.
Baseball is again a sport that requiers a stick, a bat not available in many countries and extreemly expensive, forget the gloves they would be worth a fortune if available.
Football, played with the feet, never touched with the hands.
American football, played with the hands and slaming into every one that might have the ball, standing arround and then a few seconds playing knockout.
The chanting and singing is for the team that they suport, yes I have watched and played football (socker) tried American football, did not like it, ice and field hockey, tried baseball, that was booring, liked ruggby more, a little tennis, lots of skiing cross country and down hill, a bit of basket ball.
All of us have a sport that we like, today I prefer mug lifting, distance to the bar, a good beer run.
You really need to practice tight corners and backing in with assistance of a spoter, and always watch the overhead for phone wires and low branches.
It is doable with patience and slow movements.
You only have to disclose a death in an RV if the front end is really crumpled up, there is a big black stain and spatter and attracts a lot of flies, and there are a few blue gloves and some stained gauses, aotherwise no.
Mr: Tequila, the crossing at the Anzalduas bridge avoids going through Reynosa from Mission, if crossing here be careful with the speed bumps on the American side, they are rather nasty and tall.
Once past the initial check point, turn left next to the building into a big parking lot, Banjercito and Inmigration are in the big building, there is a door from the parking lot, rather than going arround the building, have copies of all the documents.
Once the TIP's and visas have been processed exit the parking lot by the same entrance and make a left turn, the next check point is the military unit, they are looking for weapons and ammo, after that proceed to exit going to the left, this is highway 2.
Go easy untill you see the exit to Monterrey, it is a hard one to spot so go slow and it is not well banked and sharp this gets you to 40 and 40D to Monterrey.
The return is the same, the on ramp to 2 is a little tricky it is a right turn in what looks like an industrial road and then comes the right turn onto no2 toward the Anzalduas bridge, once on the American side stay on the right side and be patient, they only have 3 booths, depending on the hour there can be a line and a wait, to retun paper work to return the visas and TIP uspe the same parking lot.
I installed an amber LED that is on it's own cirquit,has a switch to turn on and a switch that is used for the warning light of the bed of the dump trucks, steps retracted light off, steps extended light on if the step light switch is on, amber so that it does not bother us when we camp in the desert and off in most camp grounds, to much light from security lamps and neighboring rigs.
You are going to need two persons, one under the fuel tank to listen for the pump, insert key and turn ignition on do not cranck engine, just the dash lights for two seconds and let the person under the RV that you are going to turn the ignition on, repeat several times.
When the key is turned to ignition the there is a two second period when the fuel pump is energised and if there is no start the rellay turns off, there should be a bussing sound from the pump or whirring, if no sound pump is gone, and needs replacement, also check that rodents have not chewed any wiring.
Might have to tow to the mechanic, to replace the pump you need to drop the tank.