Most of our "Winter Texan" neighbors in the campground agreed though, that the Mexican city of Neuvo Progresso, just a few minutes away, was a safe bet for a day visit. A passport would be needed to re-enter the U.S., but we have them and gave serious consideration to going into the town for lunch one day. Details included advice to (1) park the car on the U.S. side of the border and walk over, (2) stay only on the main street in Neuvo Progresso, (3) carry limited cash and wear little jewelry. Thanks but no thanks. All we would want to do in Mexico is eat Mexican and we can do that right here on this side of the border, thank you very much.
So instead of going across the border, we just drove around the area and took a few pictures....
|The border crossing at Brownsville, Texas
|A section of border fence in Brownsville
|Looking into Mexico
|Along the bank of the Rio Grande at Brownsville
near the border crossing.
|From where Wayne was standing in the photo above --
Looking east to the Rio Grande
|The second photo Wayne took. Looking west of the Rio Grande.