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Nov 17, 2022 | 18:55 1 Anyone ever do it? Think it be a great trip Reply With Quote
Nov 17, 2022 | 19:02 2 I knew a guy 30 years ago that drove all over Mexico, had no problems but don’t ever drive at night, it’s not safe is what he said, get a room in a good spot and stay in it. Reply With Quote
Nov 17, 2022 | 19:05 3 I just googled is driving in Mexico safe, first thing that came up was never drive at night. Reply With Quote
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  • Nov 17, 2022 | 19:26 4
    Quote Originally Posted by Robertbarlage View Post
    Anyone ever do it? Think it be a great trip
    a guy i know in penticton done it every year until now , sold everything and moved there, had problems over the years , just needed bribe money in pocket and need to speak spanish . he said more dangerous in southern states Reply With Quote
    Nov 17, 2022 | 19:28 5 we were in barra de navidad and there was a motorhome there from saskatoon
    lots drive to huatulco Reply With Quote
    Nov 17, 2022 | 21:10 6 We got on westjet in saskatoon yesterday morning at 10:30 and were in the vehicle on our way to our house north of p.v. In less than 5 hours. You gotta love driving to do it any other way. And yes, don’t drive ar night. Reply With Quote
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  • blackpowder's Avatar Nov 18, 2022 | 00:03 7 I have two cousins with a few individual stories about driving in Mexico.
    Not even maybe. Reply With Quote
    jazz's Avatar Nov 18, 2022 | 07:56 8 I am not sure why you would want to do a 45 hr drive instead of a 5 hr flight. Reply With Quote
    Nov 18, 2022 | 10:03 9 My 77-year-old neighbor who spends his Winters in Mexico drove down last year with a motorhome towing a minivan.
    Ended up with lots of good stories to tell. Adventures with borders, police, breakdowns armed guards, the generosity of the locals, and the fun that results from documents not issued for the vehicles or the driver.
    He says that is the last time he will ever try driving to Mexico. But doesn't regret going for the adventure once.

    Have some younger friends who did it a few years ago and had lots of fun. Drove a crappy old truck with the assumption that they wouldn't be targets of criminals that way. Reply With Quote
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  • blackpowder's Avatar Nov 18, 2022 | 11:01 10
    Quote Originally Posted by jazz View Post
    I am not sure why you would want to do a 45 hr drive instead of a 5 hr flight.
    Life is the journey, not the destination. Reply With Quote

  • Nov 18, 2022 | 11:37 11
    Quote Originally Posted by blackpowder View Post
    Life is the journey, not the destination.
    Can I travel with you next time? My wife thinks life's a destination not a journey, and just wants to get to the destination as quickly and painlessly as possible without enjoying the journey at all.
    I can't get enough of trains and airports and train stations and bus stations and ferries, and gondolas and ships, and bicycles and snowmobiles and of course epic long road trips.
    Last edited by AlbertaFarmer5; Nov 18, 2022 at 12:30.
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  • Nov 19, 2022 | 15:38 12 I rode a Honda 350 to Cancun and other points in the fall of 1972. Come to think of it was probably in Texas about this time 50 years ago. Got a job on a ranch there for a few days to delay going into Mexico. When I finally got up the nerve found out the Mexican people were very friendly. I don't remember Cancun but Chichen Itza made a big impression. Was surprised to find people in Belize speaking english. Sold my bike (illegally) in Mexico City and flew home from Guadalajara on new years eve 1972

    PS. My Dad and step Mom went on an RV caravan through Mexico in 1997. My lady and I flew down to Cancun, rented a car, and travelled with them for a couple of days. Merida seemed like a real nice place and the Mayan ruins are amazing. They got back with no real trouble.
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  • blackpowder's Avatar Nov 19, 2022 | 16:29 13
    Quote Originally Posted by AlbertaFarmer5 View Post
    Can I travel with you next time? My wife thinks life's a destination not a journey, and just wants to get to the destination as quickly and painlessly as possible without enjoying the journey at all.
    I can't get enough of trains and airports and train stations and bus stations and ferries, and gondolas and ships, and bicycles and snowmobiles and of course epic long road trips.
    I'm a little spoiled that way.
    I like road trips but have always been alone. Radio off.
    Public transportation not so much. Reply With Quote

  • Nov 19, 2022 | 17:06 14
    Quote Originally Posted by Robertbarlage View Post
    Anyone ever do it? Think it be a great trip
    if you wanna do something little less adventurous, rent a car in cancun or farther south like PDC and drive to belize ,then on to honduras . you will go through places like chetumal , xcalak, . it would be an interesting trip Reply With Quote

  • Nov 19, 2022 | 17:36 15
    Quote Originally Posted by blackpowder View Post
    I'm a little spoiled that way.
    I like road trips but have always been alone. Radio off.
    Public transportation not so much.
    I should have added, public transit in North America is not exactly a vacation destination. More so the rest of the world. Reply With Quote
    Nov 19, 2022 | 18:21 16
    Quote Originally Posted by blackpowder View Post
    I'm a little spoiled that way.
    I like road trips but have always been alone. Radio off.
    Public transportation not so much.
    That sounds like a no, maybe if Albertafarmer5 offers too pay for gas blackpowder will change his mind. LOL Reply With Quote
    Nov 19, 2022 | 18:24 17 Sorry about the LOL but its amazing how hard of a time I had to change blackpowder from blackpower, that darn autocorrect can be pesty. Reply With Quote
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  • Nov 19, 2022 | 19:46 18
    Quote Originally Posted by TSIPP View Post
    That sounds like a no, maybe if Albertafarmer5 offers too pay for gas blackpowder will change his mind. LOL
    I can take a subtle hint.

    I'm used to rejection.

    Maybe if I also promise not to sing? Since he wants the radio off?
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    Nov 19, 2022 | 19:46 19
    Quote Originally Posted by TSIPP View Post
    Sorry about the LOL but its amazing how hard of a time I had to change blackpowder from blackpower, that darn autocorrect can be pesty.
    But it didn't correct pesty, go figure. Reply With Quote
    Nov 19, 2022 | 20:05 20 Ruins are pretty cool can't imagine stacking that many rocks!!!! And I hate rocks Reply With Quote
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  • Nov 19, 2022 | 20:50 21
    Quote Originally Posted by AlbertaFarmer5 View Post
    But it didn't correct pesty, go figure.
    It’s kinda a word, lots of new words every year. Reply With Quote
    Nov 19, 2022 | 20:50 22
    Quote Originally Posted by TSIPP View Post
    It’s kinda a word, lots of new words every year.
    Pesky would have been more correct. Reply With Quote