Wednesday, December 11, 2013

2300 Miles Complete!

We woke up later in the morning than we thought we would.  Larry and Maggie had gone to the thermal pools and were back. Linda and I decided to just take long showers and depart.  It was the final day of driving and I was ready.

Backtracking through Villa Corona we were on the road again.  Larry set the pace and merged onto the highway that would take us to Colima.  After about four minutes we heard Maggie on the radio say "We took our turn to early and we are on the Libre not the Autopista. We will have to continue and find a route back to the toll highway."

Thus began what Linda listed on the map "The Time Of Terror!"  The secondary highways in Mexico are much like some of the roads up in Idaho, except you add topes (Mexican speed bumps) and the Mexico factor of people passing any time and place.  If you picture driving around Lake Coeur d'Alene at 55 miles and hour with huge unmarked bumps every five miles, that is what the road was like.  I just started concentrating and focused on the road and did fine. Linda, on the other hand, focused on the road side, traffic, cars passing and such and did not do so well.  Thus her "The Time Of Terror!" designation.

At about Ciudad Guzman we were able to connect back to the Autopista.  The drive through Colima area was uneventful and we arrived in Melaque at about 3:00 PM.  Our camper journey was complete, we were ready for the rest of our Big Adventure.

1 comment:

Al Dee Sollinger said...

OK The Animap is really cool. It only took me to the border though, then prompted me to press a non-existent start button.