We had a long day yesterday, mostly after arriving at the campground! The drive was 271 miles. Left at 8:20 and got to Amado at 2:45. Stopped for gas twice. Only took 10 minutes at the border. Easiest crossing ever.
Got cold again during the night. Had the quilt on the bed and Bill turned the furnace on in the morning. Makes sense we are heading further north.
We left the RV park at 8:20 but stopped for fuel at first gas station out of San Carlos. Left there at 8:40. The road from San Carlos to the Hermosillo Bypass was very good.
The signs for the bypass are at about Km marker 236. Hopefully if there is a truck in front of you he will be nice and let you know when you can pass while driving on the bypass. They will turn on their left blinker to let you know it is okay to pass.
Yes the toll booth on the bypass is open and collecting tolls. 265 pesos for the motorhome and Jeep.
Toll both on 15D right after bypass is not collecting tolls. Only other toll booth open is the one between Km 21 and the border. It was 113 pesos. Just waved through Military checkpoint around KM112 - where all the trucks have to stop! They have their own lanes. Line about 4 kilometers long!
Except for the vibradores by all the Pemex stations Not too bad of a drive. A few of the small towns have big topes, but they are marked. Construction is done around Magdalena. Toll booth not open.
KM21 to return car paper work. Little white building on right side of highway surrounded by orange cones. Rough transition from highway to dirt lane. No problem. Had to wait for two cars in front of us. One who did not have his paper work or couldn't find it...
Just drove right through Mexican customs. A tope and then these barricades.
Be nice when they finish it. Looks like it took a few people over the years.
USA border was very easy this time. Not even hard to get into bus lane, no one coming from right lane. Guard came out to move cone in bus lane and guided us in. No one else in lane. Border guard quickly came out to get our passports and open gate. One guard came in to check food. No mention of Covid. Took 10 minutes from stop to driving away. He also told us there was construction on the 19 and to take the TUBAC exit 34 and use the frontage road to bypass it. Glad he let us know, we missed most of the back up. Came back onto the highway at the Border Patrol Checkpoint. Then turned off at next exit to stay in Amado for two days.
We stopped at exit 12 to fuel up at the Pilot. And had to wait to get out of there because of tow truck loading car blocking only way out for us.
Took for ever, then the water runs for a while real strong then fizzles almost out. Okay that seemed to take care of itself after a couple of uses. Their Internet is fast. But don't stream any thing, always disconnect when not using it etc. etc. The lady spent 15 minutes explaining all the rules and amenities. One amenity should be some young person to come connect the water hose.