Reality is finally setting in. We are actually doing this. After a very long day we are at the Candlewood Suites in Nogales, AZ. The drive here wasn’t bad, especially for me since I wasn’t driving. I offered, but Don is a self proclaimed driving machine so he turned me down. We had to make more stops than usual to gas up since we were pulling a 4′ x 8′ U-Haul trailer with all the stuff that survived our ruthless purges. And, there were regular pit stops for the dogs.
The dogs. They did remarkably well with very little drama. We did have an incident when Smoochie wrapped her leash around Don’s legs and took him down. He took it like a trooper despite breaking his fall in some goat heads. Ouch. Here’s a pic of the rest area where this happened. Very cool rock formations.
We got to Nogales around 2:30. Don hooked up with Robert, “The Mexico Moving Guy,” while I stayed at the motel with the dogs. It took Don and Robert over two hours to move our stuff from the U-Haul to Robert’s truck. Don says they did an exceptional Mexican packing job, lots of stuff covered by tarps, fastened with bungee cords. I can’t wait to see it.
Tomorrow we are meeting Robert at 5 AM at the Motel 6 where he is staying, then we will follow him to the border which is very close by. He apparently has a plan which involves acting dumb about customs laws. We will be his convincing backups. Don didn’t have any other details to share so I guess ignorance is good in this case. I’ll let you know how this works out.
Here are some more pics from the drive: