Casa Latón - On the road to Mexico

Details of our road trip from Vancover, BC, Canada to Tulum, QR, Mexico

Day 13 - Campeche.

Long driving day. Some poor condition roads. Except for today the roads have been excellent.

Made it to Campeche, another history rich city. Beautiful historic sector, clean and friendly.

Short drive tomorrow and we have reached our destination!


Day 12- Veracruz -Boca del Rio

On the road again. Made it to Boca del Rio, just outside of Veracruz on the Gulf Coast.

Incredible mix of scenery today. Mountains, valleys, rivers and farmlands.

Heavy highway tolls today.



Day 11 - Touring San Miguel de Allende

Spent the day touring San Miguel de Allende.  Old buildings, churches, art studios, cafes, pool........

Beautiful city.  Very clean and friendly.

Day started out cool but well into upper twenties now.

On the road again tomorrow.



Just got word that the road is cleared to our property!



Day 10 - San Miguel de Allende

7 hour drive to San Miguel de Allende.  Lunch at PEMEX truck stop. Incredible services......have never seen anything as good or on such a large scale in US or Canada.  They treat truck drivers like VIPs.

San Miguel de Allende is a beautiful city. Staying in nice old ranch hotel on the hill above the city.  Huge sprawling grounds with beautiful buildings and gardens.  A step up from last night!

High temperature today was 28 C. Still cool overnight.


San Miguel de Allende



Rancho Hotel El Atascadero


Day 9 - Trailer repair and into Mexico

Trailer fixed!

It only took a few hours and $171!....and that was for both springs to be replaced.

Made it into Mexico at about 1pm.  Two hours to get searched several times and complete paperwork.  Then got searched again about 30k into Mexico.  All in all not too bad.  Made it to Salltllio, just past Monterrey.  Seedy hotel but clean and secure parking for the trailer.

Highways are great....sticking to the toll roads, so good conditions and services all the way through Mexico so far.

Temperatures ranged from -2 in San Antonio to +25 C by the end of the day.

 Tomorrow we will be in San Miguel Allende.  Spending a couple of nights there before we move on.  Should have some good pictures from there.

Still pretty much on schedule despite the trailer problem.



Day 8 - San Antonio & The Alamo

More touring today.  Riverwalk, market square and the Alamo.

Lunch on the river.


Discovered that we snapped a spring on the trailer and didn't notice it yesterday. That may put us behind by a day as we could not find anyone to repair on a Sunday.  Hopefully we can get it fixed first thing in the morning.

Glad we noticed it now and not in the middle of nowhere!







Day 7 - San Antonio

Great day!  Temerature from +1 in the morning to a high of +22 by end of day. Made San Antonio in early afternoon.  Beautiful city. Lots to see and do.

Went for dinner on the Riverwalk. Tomorrow will head along the Riverwalk and to the Alamo.



Day 6 - Texas

Made it just past the halfway point today!
Left Scottsdale and travelled through Eastern Arizona and New Mexico to Van Horn, Texas (about 120 miles east of El Paso).
Made good time. Weather was great...+16 to + 18 Celsius through the day and it is now about +9 at 10 pm.
Early start tomorrow to get into San Antonio in the early afternoon. We will be staying on the San Antonio River Walk for a few days sightseeing.
Remember the Alamo!





Day 5 - Scottsdale

Spent last night in old Scottsdale.  Today we spent the afternoon touring the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture. Very interesting day.

Fried chicken and waffles for dinner.


Weather Conditions:

Clear and sunny with occasional clouds.  +17 Celsius





Day 4 - Heading to Scottsdale

Good weather. Driving conditions good.  Short drive to Scottsdale...about 4.5 hours.  Mileage getting much better now that we are out of the hills.


Weather Conditions:

Clear and sunny with occasional clouds.  Temperatures from -6 to +17 Celsius.


Road conditions:

All good. Hit rush hour in Phoenix so a bit slow for the last hour.