We left Mexico at 4am (because remember the driving restrictions for out-of-state plates!) - it was cold, damp, dark, and the kids were asking for Little Mermaid. Tonio started driving, since I preferred not to drive in Mexico, and continued to drive the whole day almost! We made it to Monterrey by 1:30 and decided to just keep going. We did stop by the rattlesnake stand and get a couple of skins (that is the meat that is hanging, you had to specially ask for the skins). I'm not really sure why we bought them, except that it seemed interesting and we thought the kids might get a kick out of it. They are just salted and sitting in the fridge now until we have time to google "Drying Out Your Rattlesnake Skin." Notice the squirrel carcass:
That is too funny. Anyway, the views were beautiful and the highway was almost eerily void of traffic, not counting the huge semis of chickens and horses.