Back to the Motherland…
If only for a couple of hours I was in Mexico this past Sunday; Reynosa, Tamaulipas, to be exact. Reynosa is the border city in the Texas Valley which is across from Hidalgo, TX, which is just a $3.00 shuttle ride from McAllen, TX.
Several people had told me to not go to Reynosa because it is dangerous; I was to go to Nuevo Progreso across from Weslaco instead. Well…. things not working out like they did I decided to go to Reynosa anyway. By myself. I was NOT going to have been a $3.00 shuttle ride from Mexico and not go across. There were serapes and rebozos to buy. Y en colores fuertes!
After dropping my four pesetas ($1.00) into the swinging arm thingy, it was about a 6-block walk (I can’t count!) to el centro where a concert was in progress. Looking around, I saw mamas y papas with their little babies and abuelitas walking around. Which of them was I supposed to be afraid of?????
It was fun, I found my serapes and rebozos, drank a liquado de fresa and then had a bottle of Mexican Coca Cola, then paid $.35 to get back into the U.S. Remember, you MUST have your passport to get back!
One of these days I’ll post pictures of the cushions I plan to recover and valances to make with the serapes. They’re really pretty.
Visit Mexico one day…you’ll LOVE it!