Meh he co.

The next morning we got going and Jim showed us some of the beautiful areas around the mountains near Los Alamos.


We rolled out of the mountains and into the desert. The plan was to drive south to Las Cruces and meet up with another ride. The highlight of the drive south was the town called “Truth or consequences”. Apparently they named the town that so a game show would come there, but didn’t bother to change it after. Either way it’s a sweet name. We discussed what we like better: Truth or Consequences. Truth won 2-1.

We got to Las Cruces to meet up with another ride, but they flaked out and didn’t show. So we needed a new plan. We took Jim out for dinner and decided to keep going. We thought it would be fun to head back to Texas, so we did. Once we were in Texas we figured, why not Mexico? So we did. We showed up at the border in El Paso and got really confused. To drive into Mexico you give a guy in a toll both $2 and drive away on to the streets of Ciudad Juarez. No customs or anything. Figured they’d have something to secure the country. We looked for an immigration officer to stamp our passports, but found ourselves in a line back into the USA (where they do have customs). So we spent the night in El Paso and planned to head back south of the border in the morning.

When morning came we headed back to Mexico and didn’t worry about the immigration fuss this time, or lack there of. So we found ourselves in Mexico, the third country of the trip (we were in Canada three weeks ago). The roads got rougher, the traffic got sketchier and language got harder. We’ve officially arrived in Mexico.

Jim was planning to leave us just outside Ciudad Juarez, but decided to take another day off work and go for a Mexican drive. We were in the province of Chihuahua, and as you may expect Chihuahua dogs are plentiful. It look us only a minute or two to spot our first little creature, and they continued to show their hides for the whole day. We cruised through the bustling border town of Ciudad Juarez and headed west.

Mexico looked a lot like New Mexico, but when we stopped for lunch or to talk with the locals we got a much better Mexican experience. The people were all great, happy to talk with a couple white guys in bright shirts, who speak little Spanish, waving a camera around asking "Con permissio?, photographia". They looked confused, but smiled anyways.



Our quick Mexican tour look us through two provinces, deserts, mountain ranges and four military road blocks. But no border immigration. We had a good look around from Jim’s, or should I say Jiminez’s truck before heading back to the US in the afternoon. We crossed the border, said good bye to our Sanchez and Fernando personas and headed north into Arizona.

Big 'State 49' Party in L.A. Monday Nov 27

So we’re just leaving Phoenix now, heading to the Grand Canyon and Vegas Friday, then up to Sacramento, Carson City and into the Bay area on Saturday. After that we’re planning to be in Los Angeles on Sunday evening, and looking for a ride to Hawaii.

The guys from Fermata have stepped up and organized a pretty cool offer, which might just get us there. On Monday night they’ve organized a party at Carpe DM nightclub in Simi Valley, California and we need you there. It’s gonna be a party and a fundraiser, with a percentage of the money made to get us on a plane to Hawaii on Tuesday. It’s an all ages party, and the capacity is 300, so be there early.

If you’re anywhere in the area come on out and lets celebrate 49 done and one to go. Jump shots will be plentiful and the music will be good. So we’ll see you there.

We’re even gonna give away our Scotty and Fiddy shirts to a couple lucky winners. Also, the golden ticket will be drawn soon, and we'll try to get them there.

Where: Carpe DM Bar
When: Monday Nov 27 2006 8:00 PM
Most specific where: 5710 E. Los Angeles Ave, Simi Valley, CA 93063 - map
Cost: $10

Check out the band: Fermata