Day 2, and the beginnings of 3

Day 2

Dogs got us up at 5:30, ah well. Tom rearranged some things in the car, we jettisoned one dog bed, and got on the road at 7:15.

Tom decided he was driving today, maybe I scared him yesterday. The time does pass faster when you drive. Plus Tom is not a great navigator.

Not much to say, roads are mostly terribly, with small patches of good, and the tolls keep getting higher and higher.

So hazy, pollution, smoke, dust???

Coming down after Orizaba it cleared and was beautiful. Navigating around Puebla was a mess, my gosh the construction.

We've done better today, walked and watered the dogs more often, got ourselves something to eat, and water.

the Arco Norte is not quite the 'dream road' some others think it is. It is cement, with lots of dips and bumps. But it is high speed.

Made great time and got in to Queretero about 6:30, fabulous, early evening, we all need time out of the car. After 3 hours, and checking 22 hotels/motels, and being rejected by all we decided it was time to move on. We were all quite fried.

Didn't get too far before it started to rain, the traffic was intense And quite frankly I was afraid. So we pulled in to a Pemex with amenities and decided to sleep as much as we could.


Day 3

About 5 we decided to continue on. The traffic was diminished, the trucks had dried the roads, and we just couldn't sit there any longer.

Found a fairly new bypass around San Luis Potosi that connects to Matehuala and Saltillo, sweet. Nice rest stop with free wifi.

We all got a nice walk, potty break, and water. Also did some rearranging, and getting ready to continue on with day 3.



About Debi in Merida

I moved from Colorado Springs, Colorado USA to Merida, Yucatan, MX in January 2006. I love to read, garden, travel, and hang out with friends. Then in 2016 I moved to Richmond, Virginia, USA. Culture shock continues.
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8 Responses to Day 2, and the beginnings of 3

  1. fingers and toes crossed!

  2. yucalandia says:

    For people considering dog-friendly travels (to) through Queretaro… We had excellent luck using the No-tell ‘love motel’ right on the big highway (west side) on the grade as you start to leave Queretaro on the South side of Queretaro.

    The ‘love motel’ actually has 4 parts:
    ~ a 4 (?) story normal hotel … visible from the motorway…
    ~ a restaurant in the back – behind the ample beautiful(?) lobby/courtyard – open at almost all hours (6:00 AM – 12:00 PM?)
    ~ a set of 4(?) love-motel buildings ‘behind’ the main hot – with typical drive-in Love Motel garages…

    plus ~ a big big metal-gated enclosed parking lot … with a nightime watchman… to park your trailers etc…

    Better luck next time…

  3. I am speechless at your lack of luck in finding lodging. I hope you have a palatial room tonight!!

  4. Eric Dunn says:

    I think you should write this up eventually as a book(including stories from Merida). You are a great writer. You could title it “Three Dog Nights”.

  5. teresa freeburn says:

    sounds like quite an adventure! and you sure are persistent-22 hotels/motels-too bad they all rejected you. sounds like being flexible is the only way to go on these trips since unexpected things always seem to happen-forgetting the phone, a blown tire and all those rejections-my oh my! hope the rest of the trip goes real well “without too many unexpected surprises” bad ones that is.
    safe travels.
    teresa in nagoya-just 5 more weeks!

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