Don’t you just love the internet! While firming up the tentative routing for my upcoming epic bus trip, had pretty much decided to go with crossing at Laredo. When trying to figure the best way to cross the border I stumbled across the fact that Greyhound picks up in Nuevo Laredo, this was cool.
Then a little further on it said that they do a transfer in San Antonio for most onward travel. Gee, San Antonio set the bells ringing, isn’t that the home of the Alamo? A quick Google search confirmed that, by gosh by golly, it surely is.
Many, many moons ago I spent endless hours in my fake buckskin, fringed jacket & trousers with my trusty cork firing rifle, hunting b’ar in Tennessee hills with Davey, Davey Crocket the King of the Wild Frontier! Followed him down to Texas & the Alamo where he made his last stand.
Now I am going to be at the home of the Alamo so shall make a stop to spend a day there & check it out.
The past 8-9 months have been pretty good ones for discovering America. Saw a lot of Alaska, completed my bucket list Route 66 then passed through Tombstone where I checked out Boot Hill & the OK Coral. Sent many hours fighting the bad guys with Wyatt, Doc & the boys, when I wasn’t helping Davey out. Got to see it & spend the night there.
Being in Tombstone was great but not something I would really go out of my way to see, same with the Alamo. Seems like just a coincidence that I get to see both, one on my way down to El Salvador while crossing at a safe border crossing & the other on the way back for the same reason. Especially as both of these crossings are out of the way points, from where I was coming from & going to.
However there is no such thing as coincidence! Hmmmm
Itinerary’s looking like this (subject to change); May 2 http://www.ticabus.com San Salvador to Tapachula Mexico.
May 3/4 http://www.adogl.com.mx/en/index.htm Tapachula to Mexico Norte.
May 5/6 overnight http://www.etn.com.mx/english Mexico Norte to Monterey
May 6 early morning http://www.odm.com.mx Monterey to Nuevo Larado
May 6 midmorning 5 hr trip http://www.greyhound.com Nuevo Laredo to San Antonio
May 7 down day to checkout the Alamo
May 8/9 the hound to Peterborough, possibly an overnight in Memphis or Nashville or not???