Sunday we decided to take a drive to Mexico and visit what everyone is ranting and raving about.
I was not impressed and I think Andrea was not either. The border crossing was very easy, we drove to the Progresso International Bridge, parked bout 200 feet from the border at a cost of $2 and walked across the bridge to Mexico. there are “subway” style turnbars and it costs 50 cent to leave the US and 25 cent to return.
There are people living under the bridge and where they can they hold hats and hands through the opening hoping for hand outs. Once you are “in town” its a whole different circus…panhandlers constantly bug you offering everything from massages, medication, pedicures and dental work. I am not a big fan of narrow areas to begin with but my anxiety levels went up when I constantly had these people in my face bugging me.
We looked around a bit but we didnt “need” anything they had , later in the season we are going back to to get some pet meds.
Lunch we had at a place called the RED SNAPPER. It was clean, staff was polite and they have all day happy hour ( of course the drinks are small and weak ) Food was OK, nothing to write home about… Not much vegetarian so I figued out the fish plate has less cholesterol than the cheese enchilladas. Havnt eaten much deep fried in month I paid for it dearly in the afternoon, walking around like I had a bag of cement in my stomach I was not the happiest guy.
On the way back we ran into the real poor people, little children begging for food asking for money.. really sad and making me very uneasy about having such poorness only a few yards away from the USA.