Hello and welcome to Mike and Gina, our new blog followers.
On Wednesday we picked up cousin Muriel in Hereford (about 50 miles south of Benson, close to the border) for our border fence tour. We first drove to the border town on Naco. There is a Naco on both the American and Mexico sides of the border. I took this picture as we drove into town. You can see a dark line in the middle of the picture starting from the left. About half way in the picture, the line stops. I suppose this is an area of fence building in process.
From Naco we headed to another border town, Douglas. For about twelve miles we traveled a dirt road that runs right along the fence.
On the way to Douglas we took a quick side trip into a very small, rundown town. This is the tunnel into this little town.
Once in Douglas, we stopped for lunch at a very old hotel. I took a picture of the lobby.
The road up was narrow with many switchbacks and sharp drop offs. There were times I had to hold my breath and close my eyes. That's okay I wasn't driving. Looking down from this point, we could see miles and miles of fencing. It does not show in this picture well. It is the faint dark line running between the mountains in the forefront and those in the distance.
At the Pass were Border Patrol vehicles including this one which appears to have a radar scanner. One wonders how they can capture someone in this immense, vast terrain.
Yesterday we drove up to Phoenix (160 miles EACH way) for NOMADS leader training. On the way back we were awed by this beautiful sunset.
Wondering - are any of our readers attending the Gypsy Gathering in Yuma starting March 7? This will be our first rally with this group. Looking forward to it for sure.
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