Motorcycle Adventure 01 - Day 2

Day 2 had us visiting Mexico. The small town of Boquillas is across the Rio Grande River, which you can basically walk across if you wish. There is an official immigration station there, so whether you walk, take a boat, or swim, you've still got to do the official entry into each country. The subject here is named Diamante (Spanish for Diamond) in front of this picturesque authentic Mexican bar.
Ron, this is priceless...... Definitely a "below the border" capture. Drive/ride carefully...... Looking forward to more travel photos.
posted April 30th, 2017  
Looks like an interesting trip has begun
posted April 30th, 2017  
Not in Kansas anymore?
posted April 30th, 2017  
Love this! Using tablet..slo go , so just leaving faves for now.
posted April 30th, 2017  
I cannot imagine what the reaction is when you all pull into these small towns and double their population. They must rub their hand with glee at the money about to flow. Well the bars anyway.
posted April 30th, 2017  
Vibrant colours and iconic shot with the horse tied to the post. Fav
posted April 30th, 2017  
Now this is the sort of image I expected to see from the trip Ron, full of character, colour and detail, must agree with Terry @terryliv can see the locals looking at all those expensive bikes and thinking those rich folks will send lots of money here if we ply them with drink, lol:)
posted April 30th, 2017  
Carla Blanca! Had a few of those on my trip to Mexico!
posted April 30th, 2017  
I have a photo from 30 years ago of my son standing in the door of that bar. Be sure to try the cabrita! Love this shot!
posted April 30th, 2017  
Great photo!
posted April 30th, 2017  
Just so you get back as easily as you left.
posted April 30th, 2017  
Wow, no country for old men. Stay safe.
posted May 1st, 2017  
Looks hot and thirsty work, riding around this area. Any cold beers allowed?
posted May 1st, 2017  
@aglennc Thanks Anita, I was looking for something that would typify the Mexican experience, and when I say this I knew I had to have it for my photo for this day. It doesn't get much more Mexican than this!
posted May 1st, 2017  
@tigerdreamer Thanks Karen - yes, it promised to be most interesting. Something always happens or some great sights are discovered. Happy to share them with the good folks of 365.
posted May 1st, 2017  
@taffy Ha ha, definitely NOT in Kansas! Hopefully a little more scenic.
posted May 1st, 2017  
@Weezilou I love that the tablet is your tool now. :-) I'm in a similar boat. With limited access and time, posting is about all I can do - with a few responses thrown in here and there.
posted May 1st, 2017  
@terryliv @pcoulson Thanks for your comments, gents. The locals definitely depend on the gringos coming over to spend their money. There's a charge for taking the boat across the river (though one could easily walk - and in fact the guy "piloting" our boat did just that), there's a charge for taking a horse or a donkey or ride in the back of a pickup truck from the riverside to town (only about 1 km), and there are all manner of "crafts" sold along the way, many of them pushed by aggressive young kids. Then, of course, there are a few bars and restaurants that are only too happy to serve up some authentic enchiladas and tamales. Everything, and I mean everything, is priced only in U.S. dollars. Yep, they love the rich bikers!
posted May 1st, 2017  
@marnies Thanks so much Marnie. The setting was just begging for a photo. In fact, as soon as I took the shot, the owner of the horse came out and introduced me to his horse, obviously a very proud owner!
posted May 1st, 2017  
@dianen Ha ha, yeah, I'll bet you had a few Carta Blanca's, a few Dos Equis, and maybe a Corona or two?? Oh, maybe that was me! Thanks, Diane.
posted May 1st, 2017  
@louannwarren Wow, that's very interesting Lou Ann! Nice to see that some things remain unchanged. I did not experience cabrita - sadly. Actually, I don't know what that is. Is it a beer?
posted May 1st, 2017  
@dllawson Thanks so much Day!
posted May 1st, 2017  
@tunia Ha, if fact it was much more time consuming and laborious to make our return to the U.S. It's not easy these days - especially when you look like we do. ;-)
posted May 1st, 2017  
@joysfocus Whaddaya meah, Joy? There were plenty of old men around....including us!
posted May 1st, 2017  
@maggiemae It was hot and thirst of sure Maggie! And you can be assured of a wonderful selection of cold beers of many kinds. Delicious and refreshing margaritas too! Thanks for stopping by!
posted May 1st, 2017  
Fantastic! My parents are thinking of going to Mexico soon on health reasons - I think I'll just have to go to carry their bags!
posted May 1st, 2017  
@stray_shooter That is for sure........
posted May 1st, 2017  
makes me smile
posted May 2nd, 2017  
Fav for me too. What local color. Have fun.
posted May 3rd, 2017  
Ron I used to follow you under another profile and seemed to have lost you when I had to change recently. Are you on FB as I have a few questions I'd like to ask as I am likely to be visiting Mexico soon...!
posted May 10th, 2017  
@islambad I am on FB. Look for me as Ron Cushing. My avatar shows me in a yellow Devo looking outfit (long story). I'll try to answer what I can in regard to Mexico. What was your old profile?
posted May 10th, 2017  
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