Category: Mexico

Reentering the U.S. from Mexico

I have been reworking some older pictures that I made in the past with the thought that I might print some of them for my wall.  These aren’t ones I’m considering printing, but they made me wonder about the changes that might occur under the current administration.  I took these pictures in 2008 with a Canon PowerShot SD800 IS camera.  They show the line-up of trucks bringing goods into the U.S. while they are waiting to get cleared through the border on the Mexican side of the border.  You can see the wall in the second picture.  If those trucks stop coming we are going to either find that some goods aren’t available for purchase here or that they will cost us a lot more.  I noticed that many of the trucks were hauling fresh produce grown in massive greenhouses, etc. in Mexico.  I should have counted them.  There were two lanes of trucks stopped along several miles of road.

Primarily, I have noticed that a simple old P&S camera took some plenty sufficient pictures, even through the windows of a bus.

2008 Trip to Northern Mexico

In spring of 2008 we took a trip with Grand Circle Travel company through northern Mexico and the Copper Canyon.   We started in Tucson, Arizona and made a looping trip down into northern Mexico.  The following picture was taken along the highway.

At one of our stops we rode a small rail car to go to a restaurant.  While riding in the rain I heard a knocking sound on the side of the car.  When I lifted the canvas I found this smiling “bandit” riding up to the train.

At our stop at Divisadero on the rim of the Copper Canyon, the lady below was selling her baskets.  The baskets were all hand made by the Tarahumara Indians who live in the canyon.

While taking a walk to a near-by village of Mexicans we saw these two girls waiting for a school bus.

The following picture is a Tarahumara girl holding her little sister.

The following is a view looking down into the canyon at a typical house of the Indians.  With the aid of binoculars, or a high powered zoom lens, you could see these little houses scattered all over the canyon.

This lady was bringing her wares in for sale.  Note the small child on her back.

This picture was taken inside the hotel Divisadero Barrancas.

The hotel was located right on the rim.  The views were outstanding.

After a few days we left the canyon rim and rode the train through the Copper Canyon to the town of El Fuerte.

This scene is inside the El Fuerte Hotel.

Later we went on to San Carlos and stayed a few days on the Gulf of California.  While there we took a horse ride into the desert.

This was the view during a sunset cruise.

If you are interested in seeing more pictures of our trip you can go to another web site.  ProShow web site.     After you get there select the sharing TAB at the top, go down to browse member, enter  “jholmes7405”.  That will take you to a video of this trip as well as other trips.  Click on the Mexico Trip icon, click on “play all”, and enjoy.  Once the video starts playing you can right-click on the screen and go to full screen mode.