Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Anderson, CA

We drove through the mountain passes today getting into California finding no snow along the way. We passed through the CA Agricultural inspection with no problem as all we had were tomatoes and onions, both of which were allowed into the state.

We then stopped at All Star Liquors to stock up for the winter. For Canadians the priced here are incredible! 750 ml of single malt for $19.99US and 1.75 litres of vodka for $17.99. For under $200 US we have enough booze for the winter with probably enough left over it will cause problems on the way home. All we have to buy is beer and wine. And tequila but we will take care of that in Mexico.

We are in Anderson, CA where we just got the oil changed in the motorhome and the Honda. Cheaper than last year. A welcome savings given the dollar but go figure. We will park overnight in their parking lot and head out in the morning after Norma gets her nails done.

The trip so far has been uneventful, just as I like it. So far I have talked to two Americans and one Canadian who are incredulous that we are driving into Mexico. The last one, an American told me it was very dangerous. I told him it all depended on which drug cartel he was a member of. I said if he was a Zeta then Mazatlan is very dangerous and if he is a member of the Gulf Cartel then he should stay out the northeast of Mexico. He looked at me strangely and I asked him which cartel he belonged to. He said he did not belong to any drug cartel so I told him he had nothing to worry about and that he would be welcomed anywhere in Mexico just as we are.

I am getting tired of answering this same question. Can you tell? Mexico is safe. Safe as Canada and maybe safer than the USA.


  1. If you head this way or we meet you somewhere en route home, we can take care of the extras. No issues here :)

    1. With you and Juan around, no bottle of vodka is safe! We would love it if we could get together. Let's see what happens.

  2. We agree Mexico is very safe, we loved it there, we could go back again, need to save up a bit more money for that.
    Have too much fun.

  3. Just like my true story of how I had no issues whatsoever (with locals) while in Honduras for 2.5 years, and within 48 hours of arriving back in Missouri I had my wallet stolen.

  4. Just met an American today who had no idea where Mazatlan was and Mexico was not a part of his geography.

  5. I would tire of the same question too. In fact, Jeanette and have traveled many times in Mexico and we have never, ever had any fears. The city of Chicago has more murders in one month than all of Canada has on one year.

  6. Mexico WAAAAAY safer than the U.S.