Team Ralph will be bar-hopping their way down the coast of Mexico eating fish tacos until they stumble upon Guanajuato, all are welcome to join.
12V blenders and ample tequila are required.
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I wouldn't want to slow you down if you're in a hurry. My 40 is only good for 65 mph. Houston to Laredo is a good 7 hrs at speed - probably 8 for me.
We'll probably try the Columbia Bridge crossing this time.
EDIT: From reading this, looks like December 18 was during the peak of paisano travel:
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So, what type of route are you shooting for once the rally starts - mild, moderate, challenging, or mexican goat trails? I'm assuming there will be hidden items in easy places as well as off the beaten path, but in addition to the scavenger hunt, I'm planning on hitting the Palenque, Bonampak, and Calakmul ruins at the very least. I really don't know what there is to see in the mountains except scenery, so I haven't really planned anything besides the ruins.
I havent registered for the event yet and im in the early planning phase but i might be intrested in convoying from the border crossing. my initial plan was to cross in brownsville and drive down the coast but i am up to for changing my route. My starting point is Pensacola Florida.
Looks like TEXMEX Overland is going to be stuck in TX for the end of the world. I'll watch for the explosion from across the Gulf. My kid's school calendar came out and his last day before Christmas break is the 21st. I'm a single parent and there is no way I can take him out 2 weeks beforehand. One week, maybe, but not two. I'm out.
But it would be a good cultural learning trip for him. Surely the school could agree.
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