Back in time, We really enjoyed our stops along the Pacific coast of Mexico, where we met lots of nice people and did some rewarding shows, untill we came into Semana Santa (Easter holliday). The coast, then, filled up with hollidayers, so much, that you couldn’t see the beach. Althought it was fun to be around, the shows became very tiring as the atmosphere was rowdy.
Here we are, back at Wood’s house, our friend, in Huntsville, Texas.But this time around, with the bus and in much better spirits. For all those people we’ve met along the way, that told us that it would be very difficult to bring the bus into the States,I am so happy to let them know: They were wrong.
We did met up with a very nice familly in Ricon de los Guayabitos , Cynthia, Emilie, Ana, Valerie and Martin. It is in their huge garden by the beach that we spent 10 days emptying, cleaning and repainting the bus. That last bit, ” the repainting” was once again “Thanks” to Resene from New Zealand that sent us by DHL to Puerto Vallarta over 30 litres of their amaizing paint(Whiles we were in New Zealand, 5 years back,they already gave us as much to repaint the bus). With the bus looking at his best, and after saying goodby to our friends that so nicely looked after us, we drove to Zacatecas.
We stayed 3 days at ” Servicio Internacional” garage with our heroes mechanics, Francisco and Martin, where whiles they worked on differents bits of the engine, we kept fixing belly boxes, windows and painted a few more stars. We also, finally, put an oppening window on the upstairs bedroom, one we took from an old school bus and did a wooden frame to fit it in.
In Saltillo we met Juan, an electrician, who helped us fixing indicators lights, Brake lights, whippers ect… After 2 days we went back on the road and a straight drive to Laredo. The customs at the border were very friendly and in we were. The drive to Wood’s house was not only a beautifull one but a very pleasurable one, with smoth asphalte(very different from Mexico), which was equally nice for driver and passengers alike.
We did get stop by the police on the first night and very politely asked to pull over until the morning, as we were driving too slow with too little light on our tailgate.
Our next plans from here are the Spoleto festival in Charleston from the 22nd of May to the 10th of June and Kingston Festival in Ontario, Canada from the 12th to the 15th of July.