Terlingua Dreams

Terlingua Dreams
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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

On a quest to find my missing car keys

Yesterday after running my errands...got a wild hair.  Decided to go to Ciudad Acuña and try to find the keys to dad's old car that I lost last week. I knew I had a snow ball chance in hell of finding them but I was willing to take it.


My luck they would have an I.C.E. (Immigration and Custom Enforcement) sting at the International Bridge but thankfully they waved me through.  Not too much traffic except for the 18 wheelers waiting in line to be inspected before they could cross into Mexico...fortunately there are separate lanes for them.


Went to every store I visited last week and learned that...a lot of people loose their keys!  Was shown a bunch of them but none belonged to dad's car.  Went to the main office of the last store I visited but no dice. Then it occurred to me that perhaps I should check the pharmacy...BINGO!

The guy that works in that department said he knew I would be back.  He put them in his locker rather than turned them in to the main office as they tend to throw them away after a certain time frame.  I just had a gut feeling I would find them. :-)

Forgot to mention on my last post of my trip to Mexico, that effective January 1, 2014 the toll rates had gone up.  It now costs $26.00 Mexican Pesos ($2.03 American Dollars).  To see the rates you can click on the picture to enlarge it.



Less traffic than last week to cross back, about a ten to fifteen minute wait.


Good night.  May you all have Terlingua Dreams.

8 comments:

  1. Glad you found your car keys. You were very lucky to do so and to have someone who actually saved them for you. He was a really nice guy.

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    1. For once Lady luck was shining down on me.

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  2. Now find me the key to kicking this cold virus so I can get back out west.

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    1. I thought you had gotten the flu shot! Wish I could help you find the key to get better but as you know I was on my death bed for a while there.

      Hope you get to feeling better soon, we need you out west to cover the events!

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    1. It sure was Trouble, especially since I no longer try to ignore my gut feeling.

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  4. It's a good thing you kept at it and finally thought of the pharmacy.

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    1. Hi Gypsy!

      Yep, for once my CRS took a back seat :D

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