We were up and at it and rolling our wheels by 8 am this morning. There are 6 rigs in the caravan and we are number 3 in the line. We headed down 85 highway to Lukeville, AZ where we crossed the border into Mexico. We passed by Organ Pipe National Monument on our way. We have visited this monument 4 years ago when we were at Ajo for the fiddlers contest in February that year. Very pretty country.
When we got to Lukeville we crossed the border into Mexico. A quick check over by a customs officer and we moved ahead and parked along the side of the road and had to walk waaaaay back to the office where we got our FMM stamped. Because we had purchased it on line ahead of time the process was easy peasy. Anyone who didn't have one had to fill in the paper work before they got the stamp. Not really a big deal but it is quicker if done online.
Then we headed on down the road for about 20 miles to the Aduana where we would validate our TIP (Temporary Import Permit). Some pretty mountain country on the way there. When we got there we showed them our TIP permits on the windshield of both the MH and the Jeep and we were waived through. Anyone who didn't have a TIP had to get one there. It took us about and hour of waiting before everyone got through. Now I don't know if any of you have been in a caravan before, but having a good leader is invaluable. Especially one that knows Spanish quite well. Jolynn and Brian are good at what they do and they make us feel comfortable when they are there to help us. With time, dealing with the Spanish language will be easier, but right now it is quite confusing. That is where Jolynn steps in and speaks on our behalf. She helped all of us get through the TIP process today. Thanks guys!!!