We said goodbye to the Priem’s at 6 AM, they are early risers like us. Leaving early in Houston is a good thing, there was very lite traffic all the way to Harlingen, TX. We got there at about noon but had a lot of stuff to do.
First thing since we have a new RV with a larger awning, we needed to have our patio mat enlarged by 4’. They don’t use the same color material anymore but luckily found a scrap wide enough to work for us.. This took about 2 hrs., so we bought a few things at the big flea market.
Next stop was to drive to the border at Progreso, TX. We parked on the USA side and walked to the Mexican customs to get our FMM’s (Mexican 180 day visa). This is the slowest place I’ve ever seen, instead of giving you the form so it could be filled out and then pay your 290 peso/person and have your passport stamped. She talked to everyone and it took over an hour. But we were glad we didn’t drive over, there were two lanes of cars backed up for a half mile that we walked past, but even the pedestrian line was long and they had 4 agents checking. I guess all the winter Texans go over to shop and have dental work done here.
By 4:30 we were back in Harlingen where Peggy got her fix of mall shopping while I checked my e-mails at a McDonald’s. We will stay the night at the big Wal-Mart and do some last minute grocery shopping. We hope to cross the border at 6:30 AM.
Here is a link to tomorrows plan, from there you can see each day’s plans.