Sunday, February 24, 2013

Mexico

Yeah, you read that title right. Mexico. I went there.... I WALKED there. The Mega event was held in Yuma, Arizona - which is a hop skip and a jump away from Mexico. So I had to go.

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North America - check! 

The Monday following the Mega event I met with KennyV and attended a flash mob (still in Yuma). 70+ geocachers gathered to wave at traffic. People looked so confused. It was awesome.


After the Flash Mob we grabbed a couple challenge caches nearby (and out in the middle of nowhere at the same time). I signed the log for all of them, but only had the requirements to claim a few as officially "found."

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Then it was off to Mexico... We drove into California, parked the car and then walked over the border. I would have taken pictures if it weren't for all the NO PHOTOGRAPHY signs. Booo.

My first cache in Mexico! The vendors nearby gave us a hand.

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These guys don't look friendly, but they had smiles on their faces on second later. I think they were wondering what I was up to... The guy sitting down is preparing/pealing prickly pear cactus paddles - just had to snap a photo!

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For one of the caches we walked up a deserted road along the border fence. The area was in desperate need of a CITO.

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The cache was near the monument below.

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KennyV knocking on America's door.

Spanish Stop Sign!
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One of the caches was in a restaurant. We didn't stay, but we did sign the log ;-) I love the fact that this cache is "camoed" and in a restaurant.

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After four caches, we headed back to the US of A!
Thanks Mexico!

5 comments:

  1. Well how cool was that. Do you have to have a passport for that now? We went across the border into Mexico about 30 years ago from Brownsville, TX and we didn't need a passport, which surprised the heck out of me.

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  2. Sounds like so much fun! I'm jealous you got to just walk across and have a day like that!

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  3. Awesome! I love the pictures! You captured the real heritage of that area! Very well done Erika!

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  4. Yep. Passport needed... to come home ;-)

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