Friday, January 27, 2017

Getting Geared Up to Go to Mexico….

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I find it hard to believe we have been here nearly a month at Mesa Regal and will be heading down south toward Mexico soon. This has probably been the coldest January we have experienced in our 6 years on the road. Although it has been cooler and wetter than normal that hasn’t made us feel any better but  we realize warmer temperatures will come soon and hopefully continue as we travel down to Mexico.

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Next Wednesday we will head south to Ajo Arizona where we will meet up with the other two couples we will travel with. We were happy to have the opportunity to follow these RVer’s who have been there before since we have never traveled to Mexico in an RV.

The first order of business was to purchase Mexico liability insurance and make sure our passports were up to date. As mentioned in a previous blog we had just changed our insurance carriers here in the USA this year  so we first checked with them only to discover that Progressive covers our RV while we are in Mexico but Geico will not cover our CRV. It will cost us about 70.00  for liability for the RV which also covers anything that is towed including the CRV. However if we chose to drive the CRV in Mexico we would need to purchase additional Mexican full coverage insurance. That would cost $155 so we have decided to leave our car in storage in Arizona and just take the RV down while using our bikes (or walking) as transportation.

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The only other major thing we needed to do was to eat all the meat out of refrigerator so as not to worry about anything being confiscated after reading that most meats and vegetables aren’t allowed into  Mexico. Our plan is by the time we roll across the border  our freezer  will hopefully be nearly empty. There are several grocery stores in Puerto Penasco, the town we will be staying at during our 10 day stay and we are anxious to buy fresh shrimp  we have heard is awesome there..

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We are looking forward to traveling south to what we hope will be warmer weather, Even though Sharon is a bit nervous being a first timer traveling into Mexico in our RV we feel certain it will be very safe unless our new President screws things up with Mexico (fingers crossed). Nevertheless we have our passports and our vehicle registration all set and ready to show the officials. Bring on the sun baybeee…

NOTE: We are still at Mesa Regal RV Resort until the end of the month and then we will head south to Ajo on Feb. 1st. and then to Puerto Penasco in Sonora Mexico.

14 comments:

  1. Enjoy Mexico we did 3 months there back in 2009-10 but went as far south as Mazatlan which is in the tropic, Very nice there. You will be leaving AZ just as things begin to warm up. We felt very safe there and no problems at all. Have too much fun.

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    1. ahhhh but it will be warmer south of here too...

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  2. As you know, we've done eight winters RV'ing in Mexico. You'll be fine. Perhaps you'll like it so much that you'll head even further south another time. There is so much to enjoy in Mexico, including consistently warm weather.

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    1. Only worries I have are if the President will make enemies with the President of Mexico and cause us grief getting back in...

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  3. You will love Mexico and like Kevin says, you will likely want to explore the country further another time. Just relax, go with the flow, explore the food and talk to the people. If you know any Spanish at all, try it out as it will be appreciated.

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    1. Yep I know a bit of Spanish and am looking forward to practicing it on the wonderful people down there...

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  4. You'll have a great time, looking forward to your blog of the adventure. The shrimp are indeed awesome, we bring back the 5 kilo limit when we're across the bay in San Felipe.

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    1. No. Mexico allows "a reasonable amount" of liquor to be imported. They will not have a problem. We have crossed many times and have never had a problem. We always have a freezer full of Pacific salmon.

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    2. I have one word for you two: MIRROR

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  6. I hope I understand correctly that if you had both vehicles insured with progressive, they would have been covered in Mexico? Sounds very exciting! We've never been. Very very nice to have friends to follow. I've been wanting to winter in the west for a while now but am glad this wasn't the year. Everyone was cold. It's nice and warm here in Nokomis. You are definitely headed to the warm.

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  7. I look forward to reading about your time in Mexico and think it is great that you have friends to show you the ropes. We are looking forward to returning to AZ next week since the weather should be warming up. Have fun.

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