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Well that was a disappointment. We drove through Monterrey following the truck route that we obtained from a visit to transito last week. Not an issue at all.

Headed on Hwy 85 libre and exited from Sabinas Hidalgo to Hwy 1 via Villaldama. We wanted to avoid the drive through Nuevo Laredo and it was a mess. Hwy 1 has deteriorated to the point that I won't be driving it again. There are the usually supposed plans by the new governor to turn it into a toll road direct to Colombia.

Salinas Gotari created Colombia but the toll highway never materialized, that was over 30 years ago. There was no wait at the bridge and no trailer inspection. Travel permits for Mexicans now are done online and you still have to enter immigration and wait in line. Wasted energy and the idea is that there is no exchange of papers because of Covid.

That was funny because they still man-handle your passport, laser visa, and then exchange money (cash only) and give you a receipt [emoticon]

But we're in Texas and headed to Fort Davis Mountains.


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Enjoy.

Fort Davis SP is one of our favorites.

But, then again, so is San Miguel de Allende!


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Happy to hear you two are safe and sound in the USA. Not good news on Hwy1. We were thinking of maybe using it this fall. Have fun!!
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How about 85 Libre, then NW 2 to Columbia Crossing.

Been a couple of years, but that worked for us.

Yes, longer, but completely avoided downtown Nuevo Laredo and Laredo.

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wolfe10 wrote:

How about 85 Libre, then NW 2 to Columbia Crossing.

Been a couple of years, but that worked for us.

Yes, longer, but completely avoided downtown Nuevo Laredo and Laredo.


That's probably the best way but since I was much younger it always seemed kind of spooky along that route. I got a ticket there once and the transito followed me to the OXXO to pay the fine.

It's kind of a mixed bag but we are taking Hwy 85 back be it the libre or toll.

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