May 27, 2009, 12:55 a.m.
I made it. I am here in the Rio Grande Valley at Oleander Acres RV Park in Mission, Texas, next to McAllen and 15 minutes from the International Bridge.
Oleander Acres is where old folks from up north come to winter over. It is tropically hot and humid right now though. The sweat dripped off me as I set up. All the old folks have gone home except for me. I need to get my bearings in the daylight.
Jesus. Oleander Acres. I cannot believe that it has all come down to this.
Actually, I'm kidding. The place is delightful, and I can get cheap dental work done. Check that out at their web site.
What the hell are oleander anyway? I need to look that up.
For the first time on this trek I have access to a dynamite wifi connection in my camper, which is where I am now. I don't know yet whether that is good or bad.
In the meantime you can check out a webcam shot of traffic going into Mexico and coming out of Mexico at the International Bridge here.