Trip Summary

Day 52: 2929 miles completed, 8 states, 7 flat tires, 4 flat mattresses, 40 new friends and Bruce #1, 8 rest days

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Day 15: Rest Day #2 - Crossing the Border

Not a good start to the day - flat mattress #3.  Unfortunately, the Ridgerest mattress pads are proving to be a wise choice as a luxury item.  Hoping we are not "that" couple!

The early forecast for tomorrow is warmer temperatures, no chance of rain, and tailwind of 9 mph.

Pancho Villa State Park
I believe this is the only state park which is named for an invader of the United States.  Pancho Villa, once a friend of the US, and his Villistas invaded the town of Columbus in 1916, which is the most recent foreign invasion by another nation.

Why he invaded is open to theorists, as he was assassinated before he revealed the reason(s).  The theories range from rectifying a bad debt, retaliating for aiding his enemies, or stealing needed supplies.

Crossing the border into Mexico
The 2015 Coast to Coast riders invaded the Mexican town of Palomas this morning.  The purpose of the journey was FUN and lunch.  A band played canciones while we ate.  During lunch we laughed, sang, and danced. The photo of 2013 Coasters was photo-bombed, but I still love the picture!

A margarita and a shot of tequila were complimentary.  Since Lisa abstained, I think I had more alcohol today than the past five years combined. Should sleep well tonight?

After leaving the store/restaurant we were accosted by the cutest Mexican children begging for the small mugs we wore on strings around our neck. These were provided with our tequilla at the Pink Store.  Guessing these were desired for their resale value.

UK Update:  The winner of the best dressed award today was Graham.  The only thing missing are purple Crocs.

He has not been enjoying his sleeping placement: between the charging station and door to the common area, within earshot of a couple snorers.  We are stationed right across the aisle and feel his pain.

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