Published: May 10th 2012May 10th 2012
She can FLY
The tide is rising - 11 AM is high enough. The wind, which can be a problem, is calm.
As the Sonora summer approaches the temperature is rising close to 100 F.
Time to move on to other adventures in a cooler climate.
A good trip from Guaymas / San Carlos, got an early start (10 AM). A brief stop at a Federal Police traffic stop just outside Hermesio, no hassle. City road construction coming along detours are shorter, stopped for lunch at the food court in a big shopping center, lots of choices, I had Chinese buffet - much like food court meal at home. Then off toward the border another 180 miles. Temperature up to about 90 degrees, long miles of the Sonora Desert - lots of space for solar power installations. No inspection at the Military Checkpoint near Benjamin Hill, just waved me through. Last time the van got a gamma ray scan (along with about 10 others). Stopped at the immigration / customs stop at kilometer 21 to turn in my visa, then on to the Mariposa Border Station, waited in line for 45 minutes for a chance to have a quick chat with the US Customs Border Agent, then on to a Circle K to hit the ATM, grab a big
Top of the World
The deck hand is enjoying the ride. The hard hats and safety harness are new this year.
slushie, and off to Tucson, another 60 miles. Dinner at Tucson's new Texas Roadhouse BBQ, just like the one in Augusta, Maine.
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