Senor and Linda Lou have been in Pueblo Alamos, Sonora, Mexico for 10 years.
Every day brings a new discovery.
They are still working on the casa............Senor says, it won't be long.........but Linda Lou says, it won't be long until what..............stay tuned to find out what's next.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Into Mexico

This is not the greatest photo, but it is certainly a photo of what we see and trucks loaded to the max with what appears to be all of the family belongings. We call these the IKEA trucks....

The only thing I can add to Bill's post (which by the way, generated quite a few emails and/or comments) is that there is another border crossing at Kilometer 21. You know it's coming, but it just shows up out of the middle of nowhere and when we did see it, the aduana there (customs officer) was leaning on an orange cone and barely flipped his hand up.

We drove straight through and were almost to Hermosillio, when we realized we had not bothered to stop and get the car permit which allows us to be driving in Mexico......fortunately we were able to get a permit in Enpalme, which is outside Guaymus.

Once we got to Enpalme and breathed,

Bill said, "hey' let's just go unload in Alamos and turn around and go back and get more stuff and cross again. That was easy."

Linda said,"hey, that's what you said after we had our first child..are you CRAZY????"

The photo above is the Sea of Cortez, in Guaymus. Very beautiful landscape..... on our visit to San Carlos (located outside Guaymus) last fall, we found too many foreigners. Well, they were still there on this trip and they have brought all of their friends and families with them. But we did love the area and we actually stayed in San Carlos for several days. It is very low key, very relaxing, very popular with both foreign and Mexican golfers who take turns hitting golf balls off the decks of local seaside restaurants. We would go there again.

But, we are not looking for a town with quite as many foreigners, and that is one of the many reasons we have chosen to live in Alamos.

The shrimp boats below are taking the day off.

Bahia de Kino mountains and saguaro cactus at sunset.

Bahia de Kino was not at all what we expected. We thought we would find rows and rows of development and hotels along the beach. The opposite was true. There is one main road that stretches for miles and miles along the seaside. There are wall to wall homes of varying architectural style on the seaside. There are many rundown, abandoned homes on the opposite side. But, it also looks like efforts are being made to repair some of those. There were only a handful of motel/hotels, but alot of rv campgrounds. And not many places in which to eat. Bahia de Kino does have a gorgeous beach and gentle waves. Lots and lots of Mexican families were lounging in hammocks under palapas along the beach, playing in the waves and it was just a very quiet place to be.

If you are wondering why we did not just blast off to Alamos and instead took this scenic route, it is because our realtor had a prearranged meeting for the closing of our new casa, June 19th, in Navajoa, at the officina of the notary public. So we did have some time on our hands even though our cats think differently after being in the truck and various hotels/ motels since May 26th..or 28th, I can't remember now...I have been in the truck too long as well....June 19th has come and gone and I will tell you all about it in my next post.

1 comment:

Brenda said...

Love that truck photo.
I got a kick out of your description of San Carlos. Pretty accurate.
The shrimp boats are idle as it is not now shrimping season. The season will begin again in September sometime.
We live in Guaymas for pretty much the same reason that you are going to Alamos. I was under the impression though, that there are lots of foreigners living in Alamos?
Hope you are settling in well and that the cats are getting used to their new home. Good luck.