Lake Atitlan, Panajachel, Guatemala

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Monday, September 9, 2013

Traveler’ Asdvisory Warning: This is not parenting advice

Yesterday Bruce crossed over the Mexican border with our son in law JC, driving a loaded truck and trailer filled with equipment– tools, mountain bikes, paddle surf boards– for JC’s tourist hotel on Lake Atitlan, Guatemala.

I knew traveling in Mexico would be tricky.  As recently as July, 2013, the U.S. issued a traveler safety alert for Mexico; not even U.S. officials and their families drive in certain areas. So there’s Bruce and JC, having to cross at a different border station than originally planned due to complications at the Brownsville station. And to get back on the toll road, they had to travel 90 miles on an off road.

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  1. Yes - life is scary .. and with the 'few' you've had - no wonder .. with thoughts - Hilary

  2. It can be very scary out there. If a parent obsesses about it, it can sometimes be too much to handle. The trip to Mexico also sounds pretty scary. We belong to an RV group that owns an RV resort in Mexico. It is in a gorgeous spot right on the Sea of Cortez and is only about 100 miles south of Yuma. We've never been there and have no plans on going. Oh yeah, it is totally free for us to stay there and we're still not going.