Saturday, March 2, 2013

Altamira to Donna Texas

We pulled into the Country Express Hotel in Altamira (just north of Tampico) and we were the only ones in the parking lot.   The price was right at 50 pesos and that included electricity and water.   We had dinner in their restaurants, two chicken dinners complete with salad and french fries, coffee and hot chocolate came to 160 pesos.      

I slept very well, even though a dozen or more transport trucks and tow trucks pulled in.   Almost all of them loading cars.   It was very strange.

There's Myrtle tucked in the corner among all the trucks.   We had pulled in thinking we could just swing right out without having to worry about Albert.   ha!!!   We did manage to get out without unhitching him, but I had to sit in the car and hold the steering wheel tight so Gerry could back Myrtle up.   It took a bit of maneuvering, but we did it.

We changed our plans first thing in the morning when we got the message from John Kobak that we had misunderstood which place to go to next.   We decided to go to La Pesca.    When we arrived at the crossroads where we could turn east to go to the coast and drive another 45 minutes to get to La Pesca, or we could continue north and be in Texas in 2 1/2 hours, we couldn't see the point of spending another night in Mexico.    3 hours later we were through the border and tucked into Myrtle in a Walmart parking lot.

The kicker is, we came full circle and here we are in the armpit of Texas 3 1/2 months after we were stuck here for 10 days.....Donna, Texas.    I never thought I'd ever see this place again.   lol

Tomorrow morning we head north and will try to get as close to Willis Texas as possible.    We will stop at a Flying J, Pilot, Walmart or Cracker Barrels for the night.   Our only challenge is finding somewhere to fill up our water tank.   We didn't take a full load when we left this morning because we were planning to stay at a campground where we could fill up again.    We are booked into a Resort of Distinction park, Castaway RV Campgrounds for the day after tomorrow.   We will likely stay a few days.   It looks very nice, and we are members so won't have to pay a thing.


  1. Welcome back to the USA. I found your blog thru a comment from Kevin (of Kevin and Ruth)
    We pulled into Castaways yesterday afternoon and will be here for a week. Would be nice to meet with fellow Canadian bloggers on the road.

    1. Cool. We are looking forward to meeting you..