Cross the Rio Grand River (legally) and go to Mexico? who would pass up that opportunity. As we were staying less than 1 kilometer from the Mexican Border in Big Bend National Park, we made the journey. An old saying I once heard comes to mind and it goes something like this: the destination is not as fun as the journey getting there.

So……. walk down to the River, get in a small row boat, cross the River, get out and walk up the riverbank and Welcome to Mexico!!!. Only problem is we are 3/4 of a mile from the small town of Boquillas del Carmen. On this particular day (Oct 25) it was smoking hot. You could have fried an egg on the metal seat in the row boat. So our options are: 1. Walk (too hot) 2. ride in a car (boring) 3. Ride a donkey. Well it was an obvious choice. (the town was a dump, but the journey was a good laugh)

 

I am standing in the U.S. The other side of the river is Mexico

I am standing in the U.S. The other side of the river is Mexico

Waiting for the Gringo Money to come

Waiting for the Gringo Money to come

 

Tyler's Donkey was much faster than Aya's Donkey, Even with the extra weight. (He was a champ)

Tyler’s Donkey was much faster than Aya’s Donkey, Even with the extra weight. (He was a champ)

Our Mexican guide cannot take good photos!!!

Our Mexican guide cannot take good photos!!!

Boquillas del Carmen. Main Street I guess

Boquillas del Carmen. Main Street I guess

Looking back at the U.S. from the Mexican Side.

Looking back at the U.S. from the Mexican Side.