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Sunday, June 3, 2012

Forts, Borders, Home

September 4, 2008 Campeche, Mexico

Until this morning, I had not realized how much tension I had internalized. Between the topes, road construction and the infamous garage crawl, I have had both of my feet firmly planted on my imaginary brakes and my thighs are killing me!
Construction, construction, and more construction. It had been another long day of travel. Our reward was Campeche! Campeche sits majestically on the Gulf of Mexico. It is an old colonial city, architecturally preserved and surrounded by a fortress of walls. We were so fascinated, that we decided to end our day early and spend the night relaxing in this beautiful city.
Campeche Shoreline
Fortress Walls

September 5, 2008 Progreso, Yucatan, Mexico

At the border crossing  into the State of Yucatan, rather than being waved on through, we were stopped for the very first time. We were approached by several officers. Our passports were requested and the van was visually inspected. Returning our passports, we were asked one word questions (in Spanish). Jim repeated each word, as I tried to find the word in our Spanish dictionary. After 3 failed attempts, one of the officers shouts out in English, "chicken, pig, cow"? Seriously (I think to myself)! Where could we possibly harbor an animal? Smiling I held up our only contraband, water bottles and candy. Frustrated and not amused, the officer waved us on in a celebratory manner, or so I chose to believe!
" Bienvenidos Yucatan" (Welcome to Yucatan)............
Progreso, Here We Come!

Happy To Be Home!

La Senora

1 comment:

  1. Aching thighs! I remember those.....!
    H & N