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  1. It is the same from Zacatecas to Saltillo if I remember correctly. The ones that don't figure it out quickly aren't here to tell us about it. Once I saw what was happening it was kind of shocking but it works well and it adds a passing lane for just the cost of wide shoulders.
  2. OK thanks Alan, pretty normal stuff then 🙃 I hit the hotels before dark so driving at night is a non issue.
  3. Thank you for the caution about Ruta 2 Maincoons! AlanMexicali, your route is the preferred one but in your opinion is Ruta 2 very dangerous or just normal for being next to the border? I have a few months to make the decision and I do want to play it safe but I don't want to be paranoid either. We just completed a driving trip to mid Illinois and back without a single problem. I know each day and route can be different.
  4. Thanks RickS. Yes that does make a lot of sense looking at the map.
  5. Well from what I see about the ferry crossings it is hit and miss during good times. So it looks like we will be driving all the way to Ensenada Baja. Most of what we will have in the car was purchased here in Ajijic or from Amazon MX and we have receipts for almost everything. Hopefully that will make a difference crossing back at Sab Diego.
  6. Both great suggestions thank you! I will try again looking at the ferry schedule.
  7. This November We will be driving from Ajijic to Baja North. Would it be best to stay along northern Sonora or cross at Nogales to Tucson then head west to the San Diego crossing? We aren't concerned with the crossings as we have a Jalisco plated Mexican made car and are Temporal Residentes. This time we will have a car load of household stuff. Will I be taxed at USA border? Last week we returned from a road trip through Texas for a vaccine then on to mid Illinois to see family and friends. The only delay was 10 extra minutes crossing into Texas at Laredo. My wife had forgotten that she had packed a couple of apples which she declared so they were confiscated without a fine. Funny that she told the border agent that they probably originally came from Washington state which he got a chuckle about. So what do you think? A link to Google maps of northern border. https://www.google.com/maps/place/Nogales,+AZ+85621/@31.1201077,-112.5700204,7.25z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x86d6a7b602bcccef:0x55dc0a7c4ff9d977!8m2!3d31.3403775!4d-110.9342532
  8. Congratulations! I am happy to see some more competition around these parts.
  9. https://www.amazon.com.mx/gp/product/B08VH1S9QF/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I bought this Feb 20, 2021 and it is a beast! A little more than you asked for but just what I need. They may have exactly what you want though. With regular shipping I got it the next day. It came with Win 10 Pro so easy to switch to English and just plug in an English keyboard.
  10. We live in Ajijic but ae visiting family and friends in Illinois after getting a vaccine in Texas. I have a USA AT&T plan, so no problem. My wife has a Mexico sim and plan. When we crossed the border the phone let her know that it switched to USA towers but the data, whatsapp and such did not work until I told her to restart her phone.
  11. Thanks everyone. I had the insurance part covered in the thread linked above. I just thought I should start a new thread for a specifically different subject.
  12. Me and the Mrs. are driving to and from Texas and beyond next week. Our first time crossing the border by car. We both have "temporal residente tarjetas" and driving a Jalisco plated car. Is there anything we need to be aware of especially on the re entry to Mexico? I know there are extra steps when flying but since we are driving and have the temporal cards do we need to stop at INM at all. I know the car should be good to go too right? Thanks!
  13. Two agents, my own and Francisco mentioned above confirmed that my policy does not include USA insurance. Francisco started out well then disappeared. I am sure he is a fine agent but after waiting several hours and his phone not taking calls I went with segurogringo.com mentioned by Out1 and purchased a policy. Go to go now. Thanks all for your input. I have many things to do to get ready so now I don't have this hanging over my head.
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