Saturday, January 17, 2009

Fly, Drive Across the Border, and Get Pulled Over by Mexican Police

We're all together now. The boys and I flew into San Antonio (because there were no scheduled flights to the closer border towns) on Sunday and Ben came up to meet us. We drove down to Laredo and stayed the night. Monday morning we crossed the border and then about 10 minutes later we got pulled over by the Mexican police. Turns out we were randomly selected for a more thorough search and we didn't realize. Apparently a light flashed at us at one of the checkpoints and we were supposed to know that we should pull over. We didn't and they sent a car after us. It was fine, they were nice, and we kept going.

It took a few more days for us to find housing that would work for us. We moved into our apartment on Wednesday and have spent the last few days visiting Wal-Mart, a pre-school, and searching for unsecured wireless. We finally got ours connected yesterday.

Ben only has classes Mon, Tues, and Wed nights which is great. He's able to be with us during the day in order to drive us around and do the communicating. I've already given at least 5 dumb smiles with the shoulders shrugged and pointed to Ben. The first few days were tough for a number of reasons and I wasn't at all interested in trying any Spanish. I've gotten better (not at Spanish, but at trying what Spanish I do know) the last few days.

I'll post some pictures when I can find the cord to import them. Also, on the drive down a funny confrontation in the back seat went like this...

Luke: You're a wiener, Caleb!
Caleb: (yelling) My not wiener! You a wiener Yuuuuuuke!

Caleb has no idea what a wiener is, but definitely knows that it's not a compliment.


Melanie said...

I'm glad you made it safe. Can't wait to see pictures of where you guys are. Oh, and I love you hair cut.

Anna said...

Busy trip! Glad you made it safely.

Dutson Fam said...

Ha ha! I love that Luke called Caleb a weiner! We all laughed when Kari read it to us last night!

We'll miss you guys but hopefully we'll come see you in warm Mexico! Take care!!!!

(and post pics)

Brittany said...

wow you guys are in Mexico now! I bet Ben is so happy to be bak. Are you going to work on your espanol?