But we had some help, and we traveled for a while the first two winters with another couple who showed us the ropes. We're thinking now that we might like to show some people "the ropes"!
We've had a few emails recently from people who are interested in RV'ing in Mexico, but they are understandably nervous. I mean, how do you manage dealing with all of the bandits, drug gangs, beheadings, and all the crap you're bombarded with in the media? Well fortunately, it's highly unlikely you'll need to worry about any of those things. In six winters of RV travel all over Mexico we've never personally seen anything related to any of those problems.
You may however, have to deal with an unscrupulous gas station attendant or a transit police looking for a small bribe. It's these things that you need to know how to manage, and it would be easy to be intimidated if you're not sure how to handle it.
But if you were with someone who knew the ropes, wouldn't you feel a little more comfortable?
Sherman, dry camping near Chetumal.
So we're thinking maybe we would like to do a friendly little caravan down from the border next year. Nothing official, no paperwork between us. Just going down as if we are friends. Which we would hope we will be by the end of it! We would want no more than four other units, preferably all people who have never been to Mexico before in an RV.
We're not yet sure that this will all come together...we're just putting the idea out there. Plus, we proved last year that we have no idea what we'll be doing six months from now. I just thought it was worth mentioning.
What do you think? Are you intrigued by the idea? You can always contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to further discuss it!
Sherman, camped at Zapote de Tizupan in Michoacan, Mexico.