At one level today was a lot of miles, that started very early and drove without many stops for 450 miles. But on the other hand it was a day of sudden and complete emersion.
We were underway at 6:00am to get an early start at the Mexican border. Our good intentions were somewhat thwarted as the man who runs the copying machine was late to work and we had to wait for him as we could not import the Tiger to Mexico without copies of our border documents. What an amazing system. But that was only a minor delay, that could have been worse however without Norm's Spanish assistance.
From the border we travelled for a couple of hours on a good two lane road at speeds up to 75 mph, but with the added challenge that slower traffic was expected to drive on the shoulder to allow faster vehicles to pass in the middle of the road. This maneuver was performed with no regard for the oncoming traffic. After a while I got the hang of it and passed like a real Mexican.