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.
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."
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.
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!
For one of the caches we walked up a deserted road along the border fence. The area was in desperate need of a CITO.
The cache was near the monument below.
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.
After four caches, we headed back to the US of A!