Terlingua Dreams

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Governors Landing Campground - Lake Amistad - Del Rio, Texas

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico

The reason for the heavy military presence was because the next day Feb 24th was going to be Mexican Flag Day and they were practicing for the festivities while locals looked on.

The sign on the above picture says that Piedras Negras has the biggest Mexican flag in the country.  It was going to be flying the following day. Have never seen it but they say it is huge.

Soldiers practicing marching in the huge town square created by the ex-Coahuila governor and brother to the current governor.

To the right of the picture is the Catholic Church which also underwent remodeling during the plaza expansion project.

Not everyone is happy with the new Plaza or the closing of this street. You used to be able to turn left here and proceed to the church or El Mercado now you have to take a detour.

This is the Mercado - it looks empty but bear in mind contrary to popular believe it is not "siesta time" but when people close to go eat their main meal, usually between 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

This is the Mexican Post Office and Telegraph building

This is the office of my Mom's podiatrist.  We found her when we got lost looking for the ophthalmologist I go to who specialized in hard to fit patients.  It is well worth the 120 mile round trip to see her.

This is the medical practice of a Mexican Chinese lady doctor who specializes in alternative cancer treatments.

This is mom's podiatrist.

This is the route to Bridge #2 and across from Plaza de la Cultura.

Pictures taken at Plaza de la Cultura

These were behind a fence

Heading back to Eagle Pass on Bridge #2

Mexican toll booths, you can pay in Mexican Pesos or American Dollars.


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