We first tried the TelCel store in Allende, but they didn’t have any in stock. We had never been into downtown Monterrey, so Chris suggested we drive into the city and find a bigger store there. The greater Monterrey area is around 4 million people, and it’s the third largest city in Mexico.
Driving back to Allende, we went up one of the mountains that surround Monterrey and visited the Cascada Cola De Caballo (Horse Tail Falls). The hurricane caused lots of damage to this road as well, and there are still sections that have been washed away. No warning signs or anything. This road would probably have been closed in Canada, or at least the damaged area blocked off or something, but in Mexico life just goes on.
Ruth, Chris, and Whiskey
Part of the road washed away
We decided to move Sherman to the Campestre Monte Sur, where Chris and Juan own another lot and therefore we have guest access to the facilities. The security said we could park wherever we liked, and so we drove the 33 kms further south, which is along our route anyhow. This would be a great spot for 8 or 10 RV sites, and I think Chris is going to suggest it to them. There really isn’t a good campground in the area, and the one in Monterrey is very expensive.
Tried out our internet stick, and the software downloaded easily and we connected to the internet. Very simple setup, and we were impressed! However this morning, I am trying to get on, and it won’t work. Not impressed! Can’t see that I’m doing anything wrong or different…we connected three different times last night without an issue. If it doesn’t sort itself out, I guess we’ll have to find another TelCel store and see what’s up. Three hours later…after trying a whole bunch of different things, probably three or four times each, for whatever reason, it connected. Maybe it was just coincidence and there was some kind of network problem, but whatever it was, we are online again. Hopefully this doesn’t happen often!