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Playgirl's Trip Into Cd. Juarez, Mexico

SATURDAY IN JUAREZ

Cd. Juárez, Mexico has a population of over 2 million people,
and driving over there is as crazy as can be, but I love
driving there. I love the feel of terror and I always make a
secret little bet with myself that I'll make it back to the
U.S. alive! heh heh


I got a little lost here. Pedistrians have all the rights
to walk in the streets. You hit them, you die! :o(

Just in case a cop stops me for some violation,
I'm well prepared. I flirt outrageously with him,
PLUS I hand him a couple of bucks to bribe him! heh heh


Heading back to the U.S. This bridge you have to
pay to get across. I decided to take it because
it's much faster. About 45 minute wait.




The lines are pretty long, but I'm almost there!


I'm now in El Paso, Texas. See all those people down there?
They are from Mexico, shopping in Texas! Who says they
don't spend their money here?!! Without them, down town dies
for sure!! They are NOT illegals, they have passports to
enter the U.S. to shop.

SUNDAY IN JUAREZ


Here I've decided to take the free bridge to go into Juarez.


You take a firearm into Mexico, you can make plans
to rot in jail for the rest of your life! :o(


This must be my lucky day. Hardly no traffic! :o)


Oh my! The line going back to the U.S. is pretty long.


I'm approaching the Mexican Inspection. Please God, let
the light be green, because if it turns red, they will
pull me aside and search every nook and cranny of my car!!


YAY! I passed and the light was green! :o) Had I gotten
the red light, they would have pulled me in where you
see the white truck and other vehicles!


Oh lookie! A cop! Hope he doesn't catch me taking his
pic, because it's a NO, NO!

YAY! I took his pic and he didn't see me! :o)


Oh no! Look at the lines. They are so long!


God! It's going to take me hours to get back into the U.S.!


No way! This just can't be!


What a nightmare! I've driven half a mile
and can't find an end to the lines!!


Had to make a U-TURN to take a pic of this!


It took me 2 1/2 hours to get to this point!!
There are about 14 inspection lines opened!
Oh well, I'll soon be get to yell out AMERICAN,
and I'll be in the good old U.S.A.! :o)


These 1000's of vehicles are from Mexico are going into the
U.S. to shop. Who the hell says we don't need Mexico?!
Without Mexico, El Paso, Texas goes broke.

I remember right after 911 when it was almost
impossible for Mexicans to drive into El Paso.

All the stores were empty. Sam's, Costco's,
Wal-Mart, just to name a few, were going broke!!

Thanks to Mexico and Ft. Bliss, our economy is doing just fine! :o)

Please give a
dog a home!!


Mais Que Nada

Comments

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cris_nicewelts
Dec. 27th, 2006 10:56 pm (UTC)
your last two pics make me cringe

the horribly slow pace is what keeps me away from the frontera.

pero ya es tiempo para buscar unas cuantas cobijas, manteles, chancletas y un reboso.
playgirl
Dec. 28th, 2006 12:13 am (UTC)
I had to go and stock up on all winter cold items. So much cheater over there!

You would have cringed even more had you see how far back I started the lines. Over half a mile!! :o(
uglyface2
Dec. 28th, 2006 12:30 am (UTC)
You like being in fear of your life when you're driving? Try it in Naples, Italy. Or just cross any street in Naples -- it's an exercise in raw terror, there. You'd better be ready to shout, "Go, go Gadget reflexes!", if you don't want to go from being "Sexy Legs Playgirl" to becoming "Prosthetic Legs Playgirl."
playgirl
Dec. 28th, 2006 02:10 am (UTC)
Too bad Naples is so far away! :o)

Driving in Juarez requires nerves of steel and is quite chilling, too. You have 2 million people in a place that's way too small.
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moon_shine
Dec. 28th, 2006 12:50 am (UTC)
If I was a border patrol officer Sunshine, I would give you the red light just so I could flirt with you every time I seen your car ;o) he he

You know we don’t even have 1 million people here in Montana :O) and we are bigger then Texas. but I like it that way :)
playgirl
Dec. 28th, 2006 02:07 am (UTC)
I don't blame you for liking it that way. Too many people can be quite claustrophobic at times!

My dream is to someday buy me a little cabin way out in some forest, away from the rat race!
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moon_shine
Dec. 28th, 2006 12:51 am (UTC)
oh ya I like all the pics :o)
asifallforever
Dec. 28th, 2006 01:15 am (UTC)
hey where in the photographs was the point where you had grandpa in the trunk? I remember that story about how you had to smuggle him back in and came close to getting searched. So seeing those pics made me think of that time.
playgirl
Dec. 28th, 2006 02:00 am (UTC)
I actually had him on top of the roof of my car, tied up like a dead elk. When the inspector asked me if it was FDA, I said, YUP! He said, "You may go." And I got the hell out of there! heh heh
fourcorners
Dec. 28th, 2006 04:52 am (UTC)
Did you buy anything interesting? Eat good food? Transport any illegals across the border for money? heh
playgirl
Dec. 28th, 2006 09:38 pm (UTC)
Not this time. I only went over there to buy everything I'll need for the flu. I like to be prepared!

I've sometimes been tempted to smuggle a couple of oranges. They are so delicious, and don't compare to the ones bought in the U.S. You can actually make a whole glass of orange juice with one orange! Oh my God! And the mangos are fantastic!
hajiomatic
Dec. 28th, 2006 02:33 pm (UTC)
Do you need a passport now to go back and forth?
It will take me 24 hours to get home in Jan. I think a 2.5 wait for you is a small price to pay.
I always get the sniffles when the passport guy says "Welcome Back, Sir" when I'm in Detroit, Memphis, Charlotte or Chicago.

I'd stop and search you EVERY TIME!!!
Of course...I'd never FIND anything...but I'd enjoy searching you....
playgirl
Dec. 30th, 2006 04:56 pm (UTC)
Yes, the citizens of Mexico must have a passport in order to enter the U.S. This passport is only for entering and doing their shopping.

I can hardly wait for you to return to your loved ones. You do worry me so. God willing, when you do come back home, I hope you won't forget your LJ friends!
ormembar
Dec. 28th, 2006 05:30 pm (UTC)
Que pena que no nos conociamos hace 2 años porque estuve algunos dias en Cd. Juarez. Y si yo tambien fui victima de las compras ;)
Y con todo el trafico que existe aun asi es una ciudad tranquila si la comparamos con la ciudad de México.
playgirl
Dec. 30th, 2006 04:52 pm (UTC)
Si es una lastima.

Estado leendo que ya existe mucho crimen in la cd. de Mexico. No entiendo porque esta pasando esto.

Estoy esperando que escribas unas cuantas linas sobre ti para poner tu pagina en la web. :o)
Tarde pero seguro - ormembar - Jan. 23rd, 2007 12:05 am (UTC) - Expand
dlanor
Dec. 28th, 2006 05:49 pm (UTC)
I can't believe the lines getting back into the US.

I guess you really have to plan for this type of trip and make sure you have a good tank of gas. grin...

I only crossed the border a few times south of San Diego, but that was back in the 60's and it was quite easy then.
playgirl
Dec. 28th, 2006 09:43 pm (UTC)
The majority of those cars are people from Mexico, going into El Paso to shop. When I go to Sam's, more than half of the customers are from Mexico.

Whenever I go to Juarez, I take lots of ice and water, and make sure I have a full tank of gasoline. In the summer, it's horrific because sometimes cars stall, and even start on fire. It's a big problem trying to pass because the lines are bumper to bumper.

Oh yes, and I take a newspaper, and while I wait in the long lines, I clean out my purse! :o)
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sweeny_todd
Dec. 31st, 2006 12:03 pm (UTC)
The Great Journal Rounds
I am just going around making new years comments in my friends journals :)

I hope that 2007 brings you musch joy and happiness. May it be filled with smiles, great friends, and great food. Keep on being the gorgeous person that you are!
playgirl
Dec. 31st, 2006 07:57 pm (UTC)
Re: The Great Journal Rounds
Happy New Year Sweety Pie!

May the New Year bring you and yours much happiness, love and peace!

I make a toast with my special Margarita especially for YOU!
Re: The Great Journal Rounds - sweeny_todd - Jan. 1st, 2007 10:17 am (UTC) - Expand
dezeray1
Nov. 30th, 2007 06:36 pm (UTC)
Good account of the border crossing experience. I always talk to people here in Boston about going back and forth between EP and Juarez, they don't get it.
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